Pediatric Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapists use their expert knowledge in motor development to provide children with the therapy they need to improve motor control, coordination, physical confidence and well being. They ensure motor milestones are being met as the children grow and develop into successful individuals.

Physical Therapy focuses on enhancing motor skills such as:

  • Rolling
  • Sitting unsupported
  • Crawling
  • Jumping with a two footed take off and landing
  • Walking
  • Skipping
  • Running
  • Hopping
  • Navigating stairs safely and successfully
  • Maneuvering unstable surfaces such as grass and sand
  • Safely navigating in the community (curbs, uneven stairs, ramps, escalators)
  • Consecutive movements such as jumping jacks, jump rope
  • Enhancing physical abilities in sporting situations
  • Improving upper body strength, core strength, lower body strength
  • Eye hand coordination as it applies to gross motor tasks

Common conditions treated by our physical therapists include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Autism
  • Developmentally Delayed Children
  • Low Muscle Tone
  • Children who appear clumsy and fall often
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Toe Walkers

Benefits to Physical Therapy

  • Improve your child’s physical success during social interactions
  • Provide your child with the physical confidence necessary to be safe in all environments
  • Enhance your child’s confidence to accept novel motor challenges (i.e. no hesitation at the park, confidently joins sporting activities)
  • Improve athletic skills
  • Develop self regulation during gross motor tasks