Pediatric Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a service that helps children from birth through adolescence reach motor milestones, improve/restore function, and achieve the highest level of functional independence across multiple environments. Physical therapists help a child to gain strength and range of motion as well as improve balance and coordination with the goal of improving mobility and function.
Who is it for?
If you happen to notice difficulties in one or more of these areas, an evaluation for treatment may be appropriate:
Child has stiff legs with little to no movement
Poor head control on the stomach or in sitting
Infant only looks in one direction or has a head tilt
Keeps hands fisted and lacks movement
Cannot take weight through legs after 9 months
Child frequently falls after 15 months
Toe walking after 18 months
Difficulty climbing age-appropriate playground equipment
General concerns about physical or gross motor skills
How We Address It
Children may benefit from physical therapy even without a diagnosed medical condition. Children who exhibit delays in a range of developmental milestones from rolling and sitting to walking and playing can impact their growth progress, flexibility, and overall confidence to complete everyday activities. As a result, the child may require physical therapy.
Adaptive Equipment Assessment and Management
Neuro-Development Treatment™ (NDT)
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)
"Since starting therapy with Marshall Pediatric Therapy in Georgetown, my daughter has made so many improvements! Her Occupational Therapist, Miss Micaela, and her Physical Therapist, Miss Carolyn, have helped her develop skills and meet milestones that her Doctors told us she'd never be able to meet.”
Meet Our Therapists
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
At Marshall Pediatric Therapy, we do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. We very much rely on an integrative therapeutic model. Upon being referred to our practice, during your first visit (also referred to as an initial evaluation), a licensed therapist will determine what is most important to you and your child.
We want to know your child’s history, current abilities and strengths, and confidently address room for improvement. From there, we will be able to provide a variety of assessments in order to construct a customized treatment plan tailored to your child’s individual needs. The frequency of a child’s appointments will be determined by your assigned therapist(s).