Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists support your child’s gross motor skills (e.g. crawling, walking, stairs, jumping), improve their mobility, strength, balance, and coordination. With the family's priorities in mind, our physical therapists will work collaboratively with you and your child to help you achieve your goals.

Our therapists have experience and knowledge working with children with a variety of diagnoses and conditions including:

  • Delayed milestones (late walking, crawling, rolling, etc.)
  • Torticollis
  • Toe walking
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hypotonia/Hypertonia
  • Balance concerns
  • Motor planning (Apraxia)
  • Prematurity
  • Seizure disorders
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Club foot
  • Scoliosis
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Genetic syndromes including: Down syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Angelman syndrome, Sotos syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, and others
  • Neurological disorders including: Cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, spina bifida, traumatic brain injuries, hemiplegia and quadriplegia, spinal cord injuries, and others
  • Post tone management procedures including: post selective dorsal rhizotomy, tendon lengthening or transferring, Botox, serial casting

A physical therapy evaluation may be warranted if your child:

  • Is behind in their gross motor milestones (rolling, sitting, crawling, walking)
  • Prefers to turn their head only to one side
  • Demonstrates muscle weakness or imbalances
  • Frequently walks on tiptoes
  • Decreased overall coordination and/or balance
  • Has difficulty keeping up with thier same age peers (running, jumping, stairs, ball skills)
  • Is recovering from an injury or surgical procedure of the lower body
  • Has been given a neurological or genetic diagnosis
  • Has pain in their joints or muscles with regular activity

If you are interested in learning more about our physical therapy services or to set up your first appointment, please contact us at (773) 332-9439 or fill out our intake form.

We are excited to announce that we are now offering an intensive therapy program for children with neurologically-based impairments. During this three week program, your child will receive physical and occupational therapy for a combined three hours of therapy each day, four days per week (M-Th). Each individualized daily session is composed of 90 minutes of physical therapy and 90 minutes of occupational therapy.