Pediatric Physical Therapy

Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a rehab specialist, call our scheduling line or request an appointment online.

Phone: 202-295-0546

The primary focus of Pediatric Physical Therapy is to help children from all ages ranging from new born to teenagers move to the best of their ability. Therapy activities are play-based and tailored to each child's age and individual goals.

Activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Gross motor skills (activities such as crawling, walking, running, and climbing stairs)
  • Balance and posture control
  • Strengthening and coordination

Our pediatric physical therapy program provides services to children with a wide range of diagnoses - including, but not limited to the following:

  • Prematurity
  • Developmental delay
  • Torticollis
  • Idiopathic toe walking
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Genetic Syndromes
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Cancer & blood related diagnoses
  • Sports injures
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurological injuries

When to Refer

A child might benefit from a physical therapy evaluation and/or ongoing treatment if they experience the following:

  • Delayed milestones
  • High or low muscle tone (hyper- or hypotonia)
  • Weakness in the legs or trunk
  • Tight or stiff muscles
  • Clumsiness or poor endurance
  • Falling or balance problems
  • Unusual standing/walking pattern or toe walking
  • Leg or foot pain
  • Poor endurance (tires easily)
  • Trouble "keeping up" with the activities of same-aged children

Pediatric Patient Forms

Download and review patient forms and resources for your child while you're at home.