Pediatric Massage Therapist Anyone?


Britney Posts:

DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I am a physical therapist in Austin, TX, and I have a patient who is 3 years old who has been diagnosed with an unspecified connective tissue disorder. His mother was asking me if I thought massage would be helpful for his muscle cramps and pain. I found a few articles that support the use of pediatric massage in children with special needs as well as an article speaking to the benefits of use in children with Ehlers-Danlos, as long as caution is taken not to overstretch muscles across joints with hyperlaxity. However, I am having trouble finding a qualified practitioner. Does anyone know of a pediatric massage therapist in the Austin area?

Thanks!
Britney

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One Response to Pediatric Massage Therapist Anyone?

  1. Tina Allen says:

    Hello Britney,

    Pediatric Massage is extremely beneficial for children of many healthcare backgrounds, when used by skilled and trained practitioners. The Liddle Kidz Foundation provides training and certification in pediatric massage therapy. We do have a long list of Certified Pediatric Massage Therapists (CPMT) internationally, with many in Austin, TX. Please feel free to contact me for additional information at LiddleKidz.com.

    Tina Allen
    Founder & Director
    Liddle Kidz Foundation

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