Physical Therapy

Gross Motor Development

Larger Muscle Groups

Gross motor development refers to a child’s ability to control larger parts of the body, including balance, coordination, purposeful control, locomotion, and stability.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Getting Back to Normal

When your child has an injury or a developmental issue, the goal is to get her back to a normal, active lifestyle by gaining strength and improving flexibility.

Neurological Conditions

Retraining Muscles

Neurological conditions can affect the brain, spinal cord or nervous system and can impact a child’s ability to move. Physical therapists help retrain the muscles and the brain to work together.

Physical Therapy

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Gross Motor Development

Large Muscle Groups

Gross motor development refers to a child’s ability to control larger parts of the body, including balance, coordination, purposeful control, locomotion, and stability.


We address: 

  • Delayed milestones
  • Frequent tripping or bumping into things (”clumsy” child)
  • Inappropriate movement patterns
  • Walking/Gait Training
  • Navigating environment & obstacles

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Getting Back to Normal

When your child has an injury or a developmental issue, the goal is to get her back to a normal, active lifestyle by gaining strength and improving flexibility.


We address:  

  • Complications from sports injuries
  • Broken bones or injuries after accidents
  • Post-surgery
  • Posture, pain, tightness from Scoliosis
  • Poor alignment (flat feet, “knock kneed”)
  • General deconditioning

Neurological Conditions

Retraining Muscles

Neurological conditions can affect the brain, spinal cord or nervous system and can impact a child’s ability to move. Physical therapists help retrain the muscles and the brain to work together.


We address:

  • Balance dysfunctions
  • Coordination and motor planning deficits
  • Abnormal muscle tone
  • Congenital/genetic conditions
  • Excessive falling during daily tasks
  • Concussions
  • Neurological accidents

Restoring Mobility & Independence Through Play!

Physical Therapy works on “big movements” for overall independence with mobility by using functional techniques and play to keep your child engaged.  We address deficits and goals related to:

  • Strength and flexibility
  • Balance and coordination
  • Pain management
  • Safety awareness
  • Alignment by referring bracing/adaptive equipment

At SPACE, we have created a customized, multilevel motor gym and outdoor space with the equipment and tools to get your child moving and socializing without realizing they are ‘working’!  We utilize an individualized approach and by collaborating with OT, ST and ABA, we will get your child the most well-rounded outcomes!

chronic conditions are preventable with frequent physical activity

recommended minutes of moderate-vigorous physical activity for at least 3x/week for children age 5+

preschool boy on a yoga mat stretching
preschool boy on a yoga mat stretching

chronic conditions are preventable with frequent physical activity

recommended minutes of moderate-vigorous physical activity for at least 3x/week for children age 5+

Group of friends playing outside

How Does Physical Therapy Help Kids?

Diagnoses & Common Conditions:

  • Developmental delay
  • Developmental Coordination DIsorder
  • Autism
  • Torticollis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Sports injuries/surgeries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Stroke

Myths About Pediatric Physical Therapy

MYTH: Physical therapy is for adults needing rehabilitation. Absolutely not! Motor milestones, reflex integration and movement patterns begin at birth, and injuries can happen at any age, requiring assistance to get back to “normal.”

MYTH: Physical therapy is painful. In many cases, physical therapy isn’t painful, especially when dealing with children. During sessions, a physical therapist takes extra steps to make your child comfortable, and while there may be some discomfort during exercises, they’ll create a management plan to help.

MYTH: Any health care professional can perform physical therapy. False! Physical Therapists must go through years of post-graduate education to be certified as a PT. 

Young boy staring at the camera

Meet the Physical Therapy Team

Our highly trained physical therapist utilizes an evidence-based, individualized approach to formulate appropriate goals and treatment sessions for each child. Through experience and continuing education courses, a variety of techniques are implemented to ensure an effective, interactive experience for your child to promote optimal independence and safety navigating their environment.

Colleen O’Connor

Colleen O’Connor

PT, DPT

What You Can Expect at SPACE.

Having concerns for your child and beginning therapy can be stressful, so our aim is to provide continuous communication and education to make it an enjoyable experience. Creating a strong rapport with parents and children is essential for continuity of progress and goal assessment. With our collaborative approach, we can offer comfort in knowing that your child is receiving the best care possible in a way that makes them happy to come to therapy!

Your First Visit

Our first goal is to always build rapport with you & your child so that a positive relationship begins to develop. The safer your child feels at SPACE, the faster progress will begin! Initial evaluation may include standardized assessments, clinical observations and a caregiver report.

Ongoing Treatment

Treatment in a private room, classrooms, open gym, or outside

Caregiver/Parent Training

Expect HOMEWORK! 

Dyad or social groups 

Collaboration with team members & outside professionals

SPACE PT 'Toolkit'

Pediatric Kinesiotaping certified

Vestibular techniques

Significant infant training

Orthotic/helmet recommendations and monitoring

 

Your First Visit

Our first goal is to always build rapport with you & your child so that a positive relationship begins to develop. The safer your child feels at SPACE, the faster progress will begin! Initial evaluation may include standardized assessments, clinical observations and a caregiver report. 

 

Ongoing Treatment

Treatment in a private room, classrooms, open gym, or outside

Caregiver/Parent Training

Expect HOMEWORK! 

Dyad or social groups 

Collaboration with team members & outside professionals

SPACE PT ‘Toolkit’

Pediatric Kinesiotaping certified

Vestibular techniques

Significant infant training

Orthotic/helmet recommendations and monitoring

Let's Talk!

Questions? Comments? Give us a call or send us a message below! We’d love to assist you and your family find your SPACE at our SPACE.