Services

Physical Therapy

SCROLL DOWN

Pediatric Physical Therapy

By providing each child with an individualized physical therapy plan of care, which may include activities such as gait training, therapeutic exercise and neuro-muscular reeducation, we help your child overcome his or her special challenges. Here are a few more of the many areas that we can help address your child’s physical therapy needs:

Learning through movement

Children learn through exploring and interacting with their environment. Movement plays a critical role in a child’s overall development as each child moves and grows in different ways. Pediatric physical therapists work with children and their families to achieve their maximum potential to function independently and promote active participation at home, school, and in the community.

Did you know?

Photo gallery

Physical Therapy FAQs

Children learn through exploring and interacting with their environment. Movement plays a critical role in a child’s overall development as each child moves and grows in different ways. Pediatric physical therapists work with children and their families to achieve their maximum potential to function independently and promote active participation at home, school, and in the community.

  • Torticollis
  • Developmental delay
  • Abnormal gait
  • Recovery of sports and non-sports related injuries
  • Genetic disorders
  • Muscle weakness or imbalances
  • Difficulty with coordination or motor planning
  • Nerve and muscle condition
  • Rolling: 4-5 months
  • Sitting: 6-7 months
  • Crawling: 9-12 months
  • Pulling to stand: 9-12 months
  • Walking: 12-18 months

You can begin with 3-5 minutes with the goal being 60 minutes a day to build the strength of your child’s neck, shoulders, back, and core to develop gross motor skills.

  • Having trouble with tummy time
  • Moving asymmetrically
  • Developing a flat spot on head
  • Unable to keep up with age matched peers on playground
  • New onset of pain, muscle weakness, difficulty in performing gross motor tasks

Muscle tone has to do with the resting tension of the muscle and the connection from the brain to the muscle. Muscle strength has to do with how fast and hard the muscle can contract.

Think of hypotonia as a Toyota Prius and hypertonia as a Lamborghini. The prius is a low tone engine so you will need a lot of strength to make it go 0-60 mph and the Lamborghini is a high tone engine that requires little strength to go 0-60 mph.

W-sitting leads to hip muscle tightness, decreased core strength, muscle imbalances, and poor body alignment

If your child is able to sit in other positions it is less of a concern for the negative implications of w-sitting. Encourage them to sit in these other positions.

Physical Therapy Resources

Sworkit Kid Workouts

A variety of fun kids workouts to help get those wiggles and giggles out or use them as a warm-up/cooldown for more vigorous activity.

Pink Oatmeal

Pediatric physical therapy resources for parents.

Videos and games your kids love

CDC’s Developmental Milestones

Your Therapy Source

Gross Motor Skills – Free Gross Motor Activities and Printables

The Learning Station

Kids Songs and Nursery Rhymes

Pink Oatmeal Youtube Channel

Pediatric physical therapy video resources for parents.

The Singing Walrus

English Songs For Kids

Jack Hartmann

Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel

Pinkfong!

Kids’ Songs & Stories

Schedule a visit

Kidsplay would love to talk to hear from you. We have an excellent staff ready to meet the needs of you and your child. Please contact us to learn more and to schedule a visit!

Hear from our families

We love the families we serve and love to hear from them. Hear some testimonies from some of our clients.

General FAQs

Would my child benefit from services at Kidsplay? What is the process by which my child will receive services? Can you help my child talk? Find out the answer to these questions and more!