Physical Therapy (PT) provides services to patients who are at high risk for developmental delays due to marked prematurity or delays in gross motor skills. For children who face physical challenges, long-term disabilities or injuries, physical therapy offers an opportunity for life-changing progress. Our therapists are specially trained and skilled in working with children who have developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, and torticollis, among others.
Our therapists use positive approaches and age-appropriate activities and techniques to improve a child’s motor skills, balance and coordination, and strength and endurance.
PT Developmental Milestones
By 6 months your child should be able to:
Rolls from stomach to back, lifts head and chest when on stomach with weight on forearms. Pushes up on hands when on stomach. Sits leaning on hands bears almost all weight through legs
By 12 months your child should be able to:
Lowers into sitting position Stands alone well. Walks without support (12-15 months)can prevent falling backwards by extending arms behind them.
By 18 months your child should be able to:
Propels ride on toy without pedals. Kicks ball forward and can climb on adult chair and turns around runs fairly well.
By 24 months your child should be able to:
Jumps forward and can stand on tip toes. Catches large ball and imitates one foot standing.
By 3 years your child should be able to:
Jumps forward at least two feet and walks down stairs alternating feet. Catches 8 inch ball and can kick a ball rolled to them.
By 4 years your child should be able to:
Maintains momentum on a swing, can gallop forward. Completes a forward roll.
By 5 years your child should be able to:
Hops forward on one foot 10 feet. Walks up and down stairs carrying an object and can skip forward. Can also hang from bar using overhand grip.