Pediatric physical therapists treat conditions related to genetic, neurological and orthopedic disorders in babies, toddlers, children and teens.

Our pediatric physical therapists will assess any concern you may have as well as your child’s:

  • Gross-motor development
  • Balance and coordination
  • Walking skills
  • Excessive flat foot
  • Foot drop
  • Posture
  • Muscle tone
  • Range of motion

Some conditions to look for when considering physical therapy for your child:

GROSS MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Delayed on developmental milestones – sitting, crawling, walking, jumping, etc.
  • Floppy or doughy feel to legs or arms
  • Uses one side of body more than the other
  • Has still arms and/or legs
  • Excessive tight muscles or difficulty moving arms or legs

BALANCE AND COORDINATION

  • Frequent falls/clumsy
  • Difficulty kicking, throwing or catching, as age-appropriate

WALKING SKILLS

  • Toe-walking
  • Pigeon-toed
  • Duck-walking
  • Trips often
  • Excessive at foot
  • Foot- op
  • Excessive knock-knees or bow-legged

POSTURE

  • W sitting
  • Poor tolerance to positional changes, as age-appropriate
  • Does not want to lay on stomach
  • Floppy or limp posture
  • Inactive sitting or playing positions
  • Arches back often, even when not mad
  • Baby’s head turned, tilted or back of head flat