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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy aims at improving gross motor, balance, and mobility to increase independence in functional activities. Our physical therapists work to acquire maximum functional mobility in children with disabilities or injuries. We use specialized, one-on-one techniques to address gross motor deficits in walking, balance, strength, range of motion, and safety in a playful and interactive environment.

Who Would Benefit From Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric Physical Therapy

If your child is experiencing any of the following, call us for a consultation:

  • Delayed crawling/walking
  • Torticollis (tight neck with preference for only looking one direction)
  • Persistent toe walking habits
  • Poor sitting or standing balance
  • Trouble learning how to jump, skip, or ride a bike
  • Decreased ability to throw or catch a ball
  • Strength, range of motion, or muscle tone deficits
  • Need for wheelchair mobility training

Is Your Child Meeting Gross Motor Milestones?

Here is a guideline for gross motor milestones.

0-3 Months
  • Lifts head 45-90 degrees
  • Props up on forearms when on belly
  • Moves head side to side
4-7 Months
  • Brings feet to mouth
  • Rolls from back to stomach
  • Sits alone, steady
8-11 Months
  • Pulls to standing position
  • Kneels independently
  • Begins to crawl
  • Lowers from stand to sit
1st Year
  • Squats up and down
  • Walks without help
  • Climbs on furniture
  • Throws a ball
2nd Year
  • Runs
  • Walks up stairs
  • Kicks a ball
  • Jump up (feet together)
3rd Year
  • Rides a tricycle
  • Walks down stairs
  • Catches a large ball
  • Walks on a straight line
  • Kicks a rolling ball
4th Year
  • Stands on one foot
  • Jumps over objects
  • Rolls forward
  • Hops on one foot
  • Walks on balance beam
5th Year
  • Skips and gallops
  • Stands still on toes
  • Catches a bounced ball

Call your nearest TEAM Physical Therapy office for a consultation if you have any concerns that your child may need pediatric physical therapy.