Pediatric Physical Therapy


Signs your child may benefit from physical therapy:

  • Difficulty meeting developmental milestones such as rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, etc.
  • Decreased coordination
  • Decreased balance/trips or falls often when walking
  • Decreased mobility
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Stiffness or laxity in joints and/or muscles
  • Difficulty keeping up with peers during running games
  • Strong desire to keep their head turned to one side
  • Only uses one side of their body
  • Walks on the balls of their feet or has an atypical walking or running pattern
  • Complains of pain during movement tasks
  • Unable to perform at their prior level of function following an injury
Our Pediatric Physical Therapists can help your child reach their developmental milestones and facilitate their overall coordination, strength and balance to increase their independence and success in all childhood activities. The Physical Therapist can intervene to assist a child who is struggling by addressing and supporting:

  • Balance and motor control.
  • Motor planning needed for skills such as riding a bike and stair climbing.
  • Gross motor skills which are needed for successful mobility, play, and sports.
  • Physical recovery from injury or surgery.
  • Range of motion, strength, and normalizing muscle tone through the use of therapeutic activities, NDT, MFR, splinting and taping.
  • Orthotics to maximize posture and balance.

Our Physical Therapists collaborate with your family, physicians, and other specialists to support your child’s rehabilitation and development. We set appropriate goals and provide therapy in an environment which is positive, compassionate, and child-friendly.

Physical Therapists at Coordinated Movements routinely attend continuing education classes which focus specifically on pediatrics. By attending child specific continuing education therapists stay up to date on treatment techniques to help children reach their maximum level of independence. We are happy to have therapists who have taken courses and have specialty certifications.
Based on the courses our Physical Therapists have attended we are able to offer a variety of treatment techniques and modalities including:

  • NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment)
  • TMR (Total Motion Release)
  • Casting for Cascade Orthotics
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Myofascial Release

In addition, our head Physical Therapist was named a Pediatric Clinical Specialist in 2007.

Conditions which may impact development and lead to an infant/child being referred to physical therapy include but are not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Developmental Delay
  • Diopathic Hypotonia
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Genetic Disorders/Birth Defects
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Post-concussion
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Sensory Processing Dysfunction
  • Stroke
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vestibular Disorders