Strengthening Families Through Pediatric Physical Therapy

We recognize how overwhelming it can feel when your child is recommended to physical therapy. At CDI, our Pediatric Physical Therapists are here to help your child reach their greatest potential.

Pediatric Physical Therapy focuses on the physical development of gross motor skills. For young children, these skills include holding up their head, sitting, crawling, climbing, walking, running and jumping. The muscle groups for motor skills, when working in a coordinated way, allow the child to engage in age-appropriate physical activities.

Treatment includes facilitating improved trunk control, balance, coordination, muscular endurance and strength, stretching activities, cognitive stimulation and sensory integration.

A primary focus of intervention is strengthening the underlying skills needed to perform gross motor activities. Additionally, CDI’s physical therapists will work with the child’s caregivers to adapt interactions and the environment in order to encourage skill development.

What makes Physical Therapy at CDI different?

Family Focused: Your child benefits greatly from your participation in therapeutic services. At CDI, our therapists educate parents regarding exercises and activities that can be accomplished at home to further accomplish goals and help your child excel.

“Whole Child” Approach: Our integrated approach helps address all aspects of your child’s development during these critical early years. Therapists from varying areas of early child development work closely together to make a plan that works for your child and your family.

Engaging & Fun Environment: Therapy doesn’t need to seem cold and clinical. Our professional, engaging therapists embed each child’s therapeutic goals within play using trampolines, obstacle courses, balls, rock climbing, as well as table-top activities like shaving cream, sand, finger painting and more.

Innovative, Individualized Approach: Our creative therapists understand that there is no “one size fits all” approach to physical therapy. Their goal is to use their training and knowledge of best-practices in Pediatric Physical Therapy to create an individualized plan that works for your child and family.

Signs that your child might need Physical Therapy

CDI’s Physical Therapists are trained and/or have certification in:

Neuro-Development Treatment (NDT)
Sensory Integration

Common concerns addressed through CDI’s Pediatric Physical Therapy:

  • Torticollis
  • Developmental Delays
  • Coordination and Balance disorders
  • Tight heel cords
  • Musculoskeletal injuries or abnormalities
  • Cerebral Palsy

My daughter, Tilly, was born at 31 weeks and spent two months in the NICU. Because she was born prematurely, she is developmentally delayed. We needed support and help. When Tilly began therapy, she didn’t use one entire side of her body. Now she is improving and the therapists at CDI have helped us so much.

– Natalie Blunda
CDI Client Family