What are the signs that my child may need physical therapy?
Movement is a crucial part of your child’s life.
How your child interacts with the environment is one of the most important aspects of growing up. Your child may need physical therapy if they are experiencing developmental delays, musculoskeletal disorders, orthopedic issues, or injuries.
Physical therapy will provide your child with the necessary physical motor tools to navigate the world around them.
- Tolerating tummy time
- Sitting or standing without support
- Cruising along furniture
- Crawling or walking
- Getting him/herself into sitting or standing independently
- Looking in both directions
- Holding head straight (tends to tilt or turn to one side)
- Walking and running without frequently tripping or falling
- Catching or throwing a ball
- Learning how to jump, skip, ride a bike or play sports
Or you notice any of the following:
- Prefers to look one way
- Tends to tilt or turn head to one side often
- Has flattening or a bulge on the back of his/her head