Pediatric and Developmental Physical Therapy

Every child grows and develops at their own pace, however delays in gross motor development may cause concern. Children use their bodies to explore, play, and gain independence. If they can’t do these things, they may feel frustrated or unhappy.

Our practices are intended to improve self esteem and empower children to participate at home, in school, and the community one ability at a time. Our therapists will find fun and creative ways to improve your child’s gross motor skills and improve their ability to perform functional daily activities.

Gross motor skills

Gross motor skills require whole body movements, involving large and small muscle groups to perform every day functions. These movements include but are not limited to:
• Standing
• Walking
• Running
• Jumping
• Sitting
• Hand-eye coordination for throwing, catching, kicking riding a bike or swimming

All of these movements require the combination of coordination and strength.

Signs of gross motor deficits or difficulties that are commonly seen include:
• Avoidance or general disinterest of physical activities
• Quick body movements to mask difficulty and fatigue
• Bossiness in telling others how to perform physical tasks or play without actively engaging themselves
• Decreased symmetrical body movement
• Difficulty maintaining focus of physical task vs. making it a game/acting silly

Our Physical Therapy Interventions 

Our physical therapists treat all of the following, but not limited to: 

Aquatic Therapy 
Kinesio Taping
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Spina Bifida
- Torticollis
- Plagiocephaly
- Develeopment Delay
- Hemiplegia
- Traumatic Brain Injury

-Muscular Dystrophy 
-Walking Difficulties 
-Orthopedic Injuries 
-Vestibular Disorders 
-Coordination Disorders 
-Genetic Syndromes 
Mobility Training 
Electrical Stimulation
Orthotic Management
Serial Casting 
Alignment Suits
Adaptive Equipment
Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
Soft Tissue Mobilization/Myofascial Release (STM/MFR)