Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

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

Physical Therapy at Child Development Institute

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 top perform gross motor activities.  Additionally, the physical therapist will working with the child’s caregivers to adapt interactions and the environment in order to encourage skill development.

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

    • NDT
    • Sensory Integration

Common concerns addressed:

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

CDI is available to answer any of your questions or concerns about your child’s development. For more information, contact Tessa Graham, Director of Clinical Programs at  818-888-4559 or email

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