Physical Therapy

Physical therapy isn’t just for injured athletes. It’s for children who are struggling with movement or mobility because of an illness, injury, or developmental delay.
Pediatric physical therapy at Orlando Children’s Therapy is aimed at improving your child’s ability to function independently and be active in daily life.

Our physical therapists work with you and your child to create an individualized program to improve strength, coordination, and balance through exercises as well as gait, developmental, and endurance activities.

Oftentimes, these exercises and activities look a lot like playtime — but through them your child is working hard toward reaching their movement goals.
Our physical therapists are focused solely on the treatment of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. We follow evidence-based practices and guidelines in order to provide the best care for your child.
We recognize that all children deserve high-level, individualized evaluations and care. We work to improve your child’s mobility and interaction with the environment. Sometimes that improvement means a full recovery at the highest level of activity. Other times it means maximizing their ability to function in the face of a chronic health issue or developmental disability.

Family Involvement

Children achieve targeted goals, learn functional skills, and show quicker progress when parents and therapists work together. Your active involvement and follow-through is key to your child’s success.
​This can include:
  • Making sure a parent or caregiver attends every therapy session
  • Practicing skills learned during therapy on a daily basis
  • Arriving 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time for check-in
  • Attending scheduled appointments: Frequent canceling of appointments will negatively impact your child’s progress, so we expect consistent attendance
During each appointment, your child’s physical therapist will talk with you about:
  • Progress towards your child’s goals and recommended plan of care
  • Your child’s and family’s successes/challenges in completing home activities
  • Activities that you and your child will be working on in preparation for your next session