Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists assist the child with developing skills that will enable them to navigate their environment.  This includes the ability to participate in home, school and community activities to the maximum extent possible. to the maximum extent possible.  Our physical therapists work closely with area orthotic and equipment providers as needed to assist the child with mobility and daily function.  

Helping Our Bodies Move

Every child grows and develops at his or her own pace. Sometimes, additional help is needed in order for your child to reach developmental milestones. The earlier a challenge is addressed, the better the future success for your child.

Physical therapy focuses on gross motor skills which are the large movements of our bodies. Gross motor skills are a series of building blocks that occur in sequence. These include sitting, crawling, walking, running, jumping, etc. Therapy is designed to be fun and engaging for your child. Our Physical Therapists use exercises and play-based activities to increase your child’s mobility by strengthening muscles, improving coordination and balance, and building self-confidence.

Would My Child Benefit from Physical Therapy?

Children with the following issues or concerns may benefit from physical therapy at PNE:

  • Developmental delays/delayed milestones such as sitting, crawling, walking, etc.
    Visit Developmental Checklist to track milestones
  • Diagnosed medical conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome,
  • various syndromes, etc.
  • Children with injuries
  • Prematurity
  • Torticollis
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle tone issues
  • Poor coordination
  • Sensory Integration concerns
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

If you have concerns or feel your child would benefit from physical therapy, please contact our office to schedule an evaluation for your child. 

If your child is between the ages of birth to three, our therapists would be happy to provide services in your home or daycare through Indiana’s First Steps program. Please visit the First Steps website or call (260) 444-2994 to refer your child for a free evaluation. Outpatient therapy at PNE is also available for children in this age group, if preferred.

Find out if your child is on target to meet milestones: