Children and Youth

Get Moving!

Children use their bodies to explore, play, gain independence, and participate in recreational and sporting activities. If they can’t do these things, they may feel frustrated and unhappy.

Lift the child’s self-esteem by using physical therapy to improve his or her functional strength and mobility, performance in sports and recreational activities, as well as improve gross motor skills.

Gross motor skills allow children to make larger and more progressive movements with their bodies.

  • Rolling
  • Crawling
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Jumping
  • Running
  • Bouncing a ball
  • Riding a bike

These and other activities use large muscle groups and require coordination and strength, which can be acquired through physical therapy.

As Movement Specialists, we are highly skilled to identify and treat musculoskeletal limitations.

At ANY age these limitations can restrict ones ability to progress functionally and participate in school, recreational, arts, sports, and community activities.

Common Musculoskeletal limitations for children of ANY age include but are not limited to:

  • Poor Posture
  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand restriction and/or pain
  • Joint Dislocation/Instability
  • Hip, Knee, Ankle/foot restriction and/or pain
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Tendonitis and Bursitis
  • Rotator Cuff/Labral Strain/Tear
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (and JRA)
  • Contusions/Trauma
  • Fracture
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Poor Balance/Gait Dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Vestibular Issues/ Vertigo
  • Jaw Pain and TMJ

Children and Youth Brochure