Pediatric physical therapy helps children build strength and increase range of motion, endurance, and coordination. Physical therapy can benefit children with developmental delays, birth defects, or illness. It provides the extra help some children need to achieve milestones such as walking, running, and jumping, or to develop other gross motor skills.
Physical therapists at The Therapy Spot of Baltimore are Maryland Board certified and are here to help your child succeed. Our therapists will create a specialized treatment plan for each child to ensure optimal gains.
Below is a chart (list) below to help you determine whether or not your child is meeting their age appropriate gross motor skills.
Raises head slightly off floor when on stomach
· Holds head up momentarily when held at shoulder with back supported
· When lying on back, alternates kicking legs and arms thrust in play
· Able to roll from side to back
Lifts head and chest when on stomach and props on forearms
· Improved head control with some head bobbing
· Rolls from back to side
· Sits briefly with hands placed on support surface
· Reaching/batting at objects
· Brings hands to midline
Brings feet to mouth or grabs feet with hands
· Reaches for object while on stomach
· Pivots on stomach
· Pulls self forward on stomach (belly crawl)
· Rolls back to stomach
· Sits alone briefly without arm support
· Transitions from sitting to stomach
· Stands with support
· Gets onto hands and knees
Sits independently with trunk rotation
· Pivots and/or scoots in sitting
· Creeps or crawls
· Pulls to stand at support surface
· Cruising along furniture
· Stands alone briefly
Gets into tall kneeling
· Walks on knees
· Transitions to stand from floor
· Stands without support
· Walks independently
· Crawls up the stairs
· Climbs on chairs/furniture
Crawling backwards down stairs
· Walks up one step at a time with hand held or railing
· Walks with heel-toe gait pattern and rarely falls
· Able to take steps sideways and backwards
· Runs stiffly
· Able to progress riding toy forward
· Kicks ball after visual demonstration
Walks down 1 step at a time with 1 hand held or handrail support
· Walks on balance beam with 1 foot on and 1 foot off
· Jumps in place
Briefly stands on 1 foot
· Runs with fair form
· Jumps forward
· Jumps down from 1 step
· Negotiates playground equipment (slides, ladders, etc)
· Throws ball overhead
· Walks up and down stairs without support
· Catches playground sized ball
Negotiates a tricycle
· Throws ball overhand and underhand at least 7ft
Hops on 1 foot 2-3x
· Throws ball overhand and underhand at least 10ft
· Kicks a rolling ball
· Catches a large and small ball
Rides a bike with or without training wheels
· Stands on one foot for at least 10 seconds
· Hops on 1 foot at least 10 times
· Swings on a swing—pumping self
Virtual Physical therapy is similar to therapy delivered in in-person. Our team makes it easy for both the students and the school to get started. Our clinicians will focus on improving the students fine motor and gross motor skills.
Our therapists will maintain the appropriate licensing and credentials needed to service k-12 students of your school. Connected Teletherapy therapists utilize their skills and experience to help engage children in therapeutic activities.
ConnectEd Teletherapy is the right fit for your school district. We will work with your budget and deliver top quality virtual therapy services and supreme customer service! Our services mean increased compliance which equals less stress for you!
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