Physical Therapy

Physical therapy

Pediatric physical therapy promotes children’s participation in mobility, play, and other activities at home, school, and in the community. Physical therapy may address strength, balance, body awareness, ease of movement, and postural control, to improve performance with mobility tasks such as rolling, crawling, walking or climbing stairs.

Physical therapy can also address gross motor development of infants and young children, to promote symmetric movement as they achieve their motor milestones, as in the case of infants with torticollis.


Some examples of diagnoses that Physical Therapy can address are:

-Cerebral palsy

-Developmental delay

-Down syndrome






-Spina bifida


A child may need a PT screening, evaluation, and/or ongoing treatment if they are demonstrating one or more of the following:

-Immature gross motor skills

-Difficulty with gross motor play such as running, jumping, and ball skills

-Decreased motor control

-Difficulty walking or climbing stairs

-Lacking symmetry with posture or movement

-Poor strength

-Difficulty maintaining balance

-Frequent tripping or falling

-Toe walking

-High muscle tone or spasticity

Exceptional Children's Center

7001 A Loisdale Road,

Springfield, VA 22150

Phone. 703-971-0602

Fax. 703-971-0606



Monday8:00AM - 7:00PM
Tuesday7:30AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday8:00AM - 7:00PM
Thursday8:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday8:00AM - 4:30PM