Physical Therapy

The evaluation and treatment of skills as related to mobility.  Physical therapist examine each individual and develop a plan to promote the ability to move, restore function, prevent disability and improve developmental activities.  Common treatment and diagnosis include Cerebral Palsy, Torticollis, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, and developmental delay. 


0-3 months

  • Lifts head off surface while on tummy
  • Turns head to right/left while on tummy
  • Rolls over front to back and back to front

3-6 months

  • Good head control
  • Crawls forwards on belly
  • Plays on tummy
  • Sits with support
  • Plays with feet when on back

 6-9 months

  • Creeps on hands and knees
  • Assumes a seated position unaided
  • Sits unsupported

9-12 months

  • Pulls self to stand
  • Walks while holding onto furniture
  • Takes 2-3 steps without support
  • Rolls a ball in imitation of an adult
  • Crawls up/down stairs

 18 months

  • Throws ball
  • Makes contact with ball, but not able to kick
  • Climbs onto/down from furniture without assistance

2 years

  • Walks smoothly and turns corners
  • Begins running
  • Walks up and down steps with support

3 years

  • Imitates standing on one foot
  • Climbs jungle gym and ladders
  • Pedals on tricycle
  • Walks up/down stairs alternating feet
  • Jumps in place with two feet together
  • Catches ball using body

4 years

  • Stands on one foot for up to 5 seconds
  • Kicks a ball forwards
  • Throws a ball overarm
  • Catches a ball that has been bounced
  • Able to hop on one foot

5 years

  • Able to walk up/down stairs without holding onto railing
  • Walks backward toe-heel
  • Jumps forward 10 times without falling
  • Skips forwards after demonstration
  • Catches a small ball using hands only