Pediatric Physical Therapy addresses gross motor challenges that affect children's abilities to interact successfully with their environments. It focuses on total body strength and control. Skills that are part of the typical development of the child include head control, rolling, sitting, crawling, kneeling, standing, walking, and running. Transitioning between these movements with adequate control and safety are also critical for overall development of gross motor skills. Other areas of focus include stair management, climbing, ball skills, and accessing age-appropriate play equipment. Intervention approaches are individualized to each child's strengths and needs. Services are provided one-on-one, in groups, or on a consultative basis.
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." --Japanese proverb