Empowering Children to Succeed, One Ability at a Time​​

Pediatric and Developmental Physical Therapy

Every child grows and develops at their own pace, however delays in gross motor development may cause concern. Children use their bodies to explore, play, and gain independence. If they can’t do these things, they may feel frustrated or unhappy.

Our practices are intended to improve self esteem and empower children to participate at home, in school, and the community one ability at a time. Our therapists will find fun and creative ways to improve your child’s gross motor skills and improve their ability to perform functional daily activities.

Gross motor skills

Gross motor skills require whole body movement and involve the large (core stabilizing) muscles of the body to perform everyday functions. These are movements such as standing, walking, running, jumping, and sitting upright at the table. They also include eye-hand coordination skills such as throwing, catching, kicking, riding a bike, and swimming. All of these movements require coordination and strength. 
Children with gross motor difficulties commonly display:
  • Avoidance or general disinterest in physical tasks
  • Rush physical tasks (to mask difficulty or fatigue)
  • Silly task performance of physical task they find challenging
  • Bossiness in telling others how to do the physical task or play the game without actively engaging themselves

Developmental Checklist

 ​Is your child meeting their developmental milestones? 
Use our interactive screening tool to see if your 1-6 year old is on track with their gross motor, fine motor, speech, and sensory skills.
Checklist Coming Soon

How To receive Physical Therapy

Evaluation Information

If you believe your child needs therapy, a referral from your pediatrician is required for treatment. After receiving a referral from your child's pediatrician please contact our office at (262) 653-0850 to schedule an initial evaluation.

Our front desk staff will go over an intake form with you on the phone.  They will ask for basic demographic information, insurance information, therapy history, and a brief description of the concerns you would like us to address at the evaluation.

Once an appointment is scheduled, we will set you up on our parent portal to enter your child's health history information.  To expedite the process, this information must be filled out prior to arrival for the evaluation.  We appreciate your efforts in filling this out as thoroughly as possible.
When you arrive at the clinic you will need to check in with our front desk.  They will have forms for you to sign, and will ask to make a copy of your insurance card.  Evaluation appointments are generally an hour long.  We request that the parent/gaurdian remain present during the evaluation.  When the evaluation is complete, the therapist will discuss areas of concern, and recommendations going forward.  If your insurance requires an authorization we will work to obtain that authorization, and call to schedule you when it is in place.
Parent Portal