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Physical Therapists work with children and families to assist the child in reaching their maximum functional independence and to promote active participation in home, school, and community environments.  Physical therapists are movement experts.  Treatment focuses on improving muscle strength, balance, posture, range or motion, and quality of movement.  Pediatric PT at Swing for the Stars is play-based and will always focus on function.  Physical therapists are also available to provide consultation for adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs, standers, walkers/crutches, gait trainers and orthotics as is appropriate.


arrow downWe Offer Evaluations + Treatments to Improve the Following:

  • Coordination and balance
  • Motor planning
  • Postural stability & control
  • Integration of retained primary reflexes/primitive movement patterns
  • Ambulation with or without the use of assistive devices
  • Body alignment
  • Endurance & strength
  • Tone management

arrow downCommon observations that indicate a child might benefit from a physical therapy evaluation:

  • Delay in meeting motor milestones
  • Appears clumsier or more accident prone than peers
  • Difficulty with catching, throwing, skipping, hopping or jumping as compared to peers
  • Prefers to sit in the “W” position
  • Seems weak or floppy; trouble sitting upright for extended periods of time
  • Slouches much of the day; uses arms to prop up during reading or writing
  • Struggles with performing sequences or multi-step motor tasks
  • Prefers to sit during recess or physical education
  • Tires quickly compared to peers
  • Has an abnormal head shape continuing beyond 6 weeks of age
  • Has a consistent head tilt to one side
  • Has a gait pattern that is different that peers
  • Toe walking
  • Complaints of frequent and activity limiting pain in legs or back
  • Sustained an injury such as a broken arm or leg, sprained knee/ankle, surgery, etc.

Meet Our Dedicated Staff

Our staff understands that each child has unique needs when it comes to therapy services. We provide collaboration throughout the therapy process to help your child achieve their greatest potential.