Physical Therapy Evaluation

 

Our Physical Therapists conduct a one-on-one play based assessment with the child, and caregivers. Our Physical Therapists will evaluate your child's muscle range of motion, strength, mobility, muscle tone, and gross motor skills. This evaluation will be hands on using a variety of tests to help establish your child's gross motor function. Bilingual evaluations in Spanish and English are available upon request.
 

How do I know if my child needs a Physical Therapy Evaluation?


If your child has one of the following red flags regarding gross motor development. 

 

"Floppy or Doughy" feel to muscles
Excessively tight muscles: difficult for child to move arms or legs
Arches back often, even when not mad
Walks on tippy toes often
Trips or falls often; clumsy
Not wanting to lie on their stomach as an infant

 

If your child is diagnosed with one of the following disorders and/ or demonstrates delays in gross motor development:

•Autism Spectrum Disorders
•Cerebral Palsy
•Cognitive Delays
•Congenital Defects
•Down's Syndrome
•Genetic Syndromes
•Hip Dysplasia
•Neuromuscular Diseases
•Pediatric Physical Therapy Disorders
•Scoliosis
•Spina Bifida
•Torticollis

If your child loses gross motor function due to a sports injury, stroke or other orthopedic needs.

How to get started
 

Click here to link to our New Patient Forms

Call our office to schedule an appointment. We take many insurances and private pay options. A referral from you Primary Care Physician/ Pediatrician may be needed for your child's evaluation to be completed. Download our pediatric case history form or bilingual pediatric case history form and bring with you to your appointment.

The Physical Therapy Evaluation will take approximately one hour to complete. Assessments will be administered to determine your child's current level of functioning. Results from the assessment will be reviewed at the end of the evaluation with recommendations for treatment.

The Physical Therapist will write the evaluation and submit to your insurance company for authorization. A copy of the evaluation will be mailed or emailed to you directly. Once insurance authorization has been obtained, you will be contacted by one of our Physical Therapists to schedule your first appointment