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Physical
Therapy

Physical Therapists

Specially trained professional therapists who have

 

What do they do?

Physical therapists work with children to help them develop and strengthen their gross motor skills. Physical therapists address a variety of needs, which may include:

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When to seek help?

A referral may be necessary if your child:

  • Is not meeting the expected developmental milestones (e.g., rolling, sitting, standing, walking)
  • Has a strong preference for turning their head to one side or using one side of their body
  • Has difficulty crossing midline (i.e., the center of the body)
  • Walks up on the balls of their feet or walks in an atypical/awkward manner.
  • Appears weak or tires easily
  • Has difficulty keeping up with their peers during play
  • Appears clumsy or uncoordinated
  • Is unable to perform the same gross motor tasks (e.g., hopping, jumping, skipping) as their peers
  • Has difficulty completing new movement activities
  • Frequently trips and/or falls
  • Complains of pain when performing gross motor tasks
  • Was injured and is not able to perform at their prior level of function

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Contact us today for additional information or to schedule an evaluation or services.


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