Why I’m taking my youngest back to physical therapy


We’re bringing back an old family favorite this week in the form of physical therapy. Emmett will be making his return to PT on Wednesday. He goes for his evaluation on Wednesday and hopefully, he’ll be approved for at least a few months.

Emmett used to be very tiny and was in PT to help with strengthing and muscle tone. He was also in OT as well. He reached a point where he was doing well enough that he no longer qualified and insurance stopped paying..

Fast forward a few years and Emmett’s grown quite a bit. He’s constantly turning his right ankle, as well as sorta dragging his foot, which causes him to trip.

Anyway, he’s been on a wait list for PT for months now and it’s finally his turn to be evaluated. Hopefully, all goes as planned so he can grt the help he needs. I think it’s easy to underestimate the importance of things like PT, OT, and Speech therapy. His pediatrician sent in the referral after evaluating his walk at an appointment earlier this past summer.

Emmett is really excited to get the help and I’m excited to see him improve his quality of life. We all have growing pains at this age but kids on the spectrum are often greeted with additional challenges associated with things like low muscle tone. PT and OT are the goto services to help with exactly what Emmett needs help with.

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Curtis G.

Here’s hoping Emmett gets the therapy he needs. I hope the evaluator recognizes how important this PT is for him to have.

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