What specific services does the clinical program offer? 

Physical therapy can serve as part of a holistic approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions that often co-exist with pediatric obesity. Individualized treatment plans as prescribed by physical therapists can address decreased strength, balance, coordination, and increased pain levels, and deficits with activity tolerance in order to promote engagement with physical activity and thus decrease the risk of injury.

Who would benefit from the program?

Children and adolescents who may have a higher body mass index (BMI) and also have other orthopedic / musculoskeletal conditions, balance and strength problems, or are limited in the ability to participate in physical activity.

At what locations do you offer this service?

What makes the team experts?

Physical therapists at Cincinnati Children's are trained to identify mobility, strength, and functional deficits, while monitoring progress with cardiovascular fitness and response to activity, in order to improve your child’s ability to exercise and reach his/her healthy weight goals.

Who should I contact for more information?

Derek Roylance, PT, DPT, OCS Physical Therapist I

Michelle Menner, Physical Therapist II