Improving daily function for a child suffering injuries and congenital
conditions through pediatric physical therapy

Helping Children build the skills essential for daily activities


Pediatric Physical Therapists are specifically educated in movement to improve the lives and daily function of children who suffer from a wide range of injuries and congenital conditions. The role of a pediatric therapist is to work with the child and their family to assist each child to reach their maximum potential in functioning independently and in promoting active participation in their home, school and community. Pediatric patients range from newborns to young adults with childhood disorders.

These conditions can be related to the following diagnoses.  
We treat a wide variety of problems and ailments.
Some of our specialties include:

  • Arthritis
  • Balance issues
  • Brachial Plexus Injury/Erb’s palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Clumsy Child or Frequent Falls
  • Congenital Deformities
  • Deconditioning
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Flat Head Syndrome
  • Gait disorders (excessive pronation, in-toeing/out-toeing and toe-walking)
  • Genetic Disease/Syndromes
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • High tone/hypertonia
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Low Tone/hypotonia 
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal and neurological disorders
  • Orthopedic Injury
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Post Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Therapy
  • Prematurity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tummy Time Resistance

Assessment & Plans (Pediatric Physical therapy evaluations)

ASSESSMENT & PLAN

Will I remember everything Developmental Steps shows us at home?

The 1st step is an initial evaluation that looks at the whole child and provides parents with a complete picture of their child’s strengths and challenges.

Flat Head Syndrome (neck assymetries)

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

Is your Baby stuck looking to one side with a flat spot developing on the back of their head?

Torticollis is a condition in early infancy in which a child presentswith a tilted position of the head and neck

Balance issues & Gross Motor Delay (Physical therapy for the clumsy
and low tone child)

Infant and Toddler – Gross Motor Delays

Are you worried your child is not reaching their motor milestones?

Gross motor skills are the activities we perform in our daily lives thatinvolve using large muscle groups. Examples are rolling, crawling, sitting,standing, walking, running, and jumping. Delays in gross motor development can occur for many reasons…

Gait and coordination disorders (toe walkers)

Core strength and conditioning

Is your child clumsy and falling a lot and you are worried that theyare losing their confidence?

Our specialized treatments are offered by pediatric physical therapists, the movement experts. We will educate parents on underlying factors that may lead to their child’s clumsiness…

Orthopedic injuries (ankle sprains, flat feet, knee injuries,

MOTOR COORDINATION

Yes…you CAN help your child build a strong foundation to play sports!

Physical therapy can give kids a boost for the upcoming sports season by using obstacle courses, fitness challenges and sports specific drills to improve strength, balance…