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Pediatric Physical Therapy

The primary focus of pediatric physical therapy is to help children from all ages, ranging from newborn 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 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

  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

  • Traumatic injuries

  • Cancer & blood-related diagnoses

  • Sports injuries

  • 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

Our locations

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MedStar Health: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Road NW
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC), 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C., 20007

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Irving Street – Neurorehabilitation Center

102 Irving St., NW
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
First Floor
Washington, DC, 20010

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at South Baltimore

2900 South Hanover St.
Ste. 102
Baltimore, MD 21225

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Rosedale – Orthopedic and Hand Center

9101 Franklin Square Dr.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Medical Arts Bldg., Ste. 205
Baltimore, MD 21237

MedStar Health: Physical Therapy at Ellicott City

9501 Old Annapolis Rd.,
Dorsey Hall Medical Center
Ste. 125
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Our providers

Pediatrics specialist examining girl child

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