Pediatric Physical Therapy

PT Evaluation and Treatment

Our highly trained pediatric Physical Therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, and prevent and limit permanent physical disabilities. Through a comprehensive and customized treatment plan tailored for each child, pediatric PTs work with kids and their families to help each child function more independently and reach their maximum potential.  

Conditions commonly treated by pediatric physical therapy:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Toe Walking
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Gross Motor delay
  • Infant Developmental Motor Delays
  • Lower Extremity Amputation
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Pre- or post-surgery rehabilitation

For children, play is crucial for their growth, development, and independence. By creating a customized treatment plan specific to each child, our therapists are able to use engaging and fun activities that keep the children interested while also working toward important milestones in their development. From increasing strength, balance, and coordination to fostering the brain’s development of neural pathways, our physical therapists monitor and direct the child’s “play” in order to ensure that the patient’s therapy goal is always the focus.

Request an evaluation for your child on our Intake page, or Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Physical therapists use their expertise in movement and apply clinical reasoning through the process of examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention. As primary health care providers, PTs also promote health and wellness as they implement a wide variety of supports for children from infancy through adolescence in collaboration with their families and other medical, educational, developmental, and rehabilitation specialists. – ABC’s of Pediatric Physical Therapy, Section on Pediatrics, APTA

Free PT screenings for children age birth – 11

PT screenings are ideal for kids who:

If you already have a PT referral from your pediatrician, please request a PT Evaluation on our Intake page.

Additional services offered by our PTs:

Our physical therapists offer these additional services to benefit children and families in our community:

Parent coaching: How to Play with Your New Baby
Designed for parents of infants 4-12 months old, this 60-minute coaching session educates parents on what to look for in a child’s physical development during the first year, and promotes positive parent/child bonding through appropriate daily play. More info>

Kids’ Exercise Conditioning Boot camp
Help your child get off the couch and back into shape with a weekly, structured exercise program! Ages 8-13. Program is 6 weeks @ one session/week with a licensed PT in our clinic. More info>

Parent Reviews:

Thank you BPHT! Our son has been receiving physical therapy at BPHT for 2 years. In that time his balance and coordination have improved as has his strength and self-confidence. I appreciate the therapists that have worked with him over this time; they are caring, patient and kind. Most importantly they make the hard work fun! We enjoy [the therapists’] smile and positive attitude.

– LN

We came to Bothell Pediatric and hand therapy with our 2 month old baby experiencing torticollis and plagiocephaly. Our amazing physical therapist Becky was friendly, knowledgeable, and able to teach us the exercises our daughter needed to make strides in her development and eventual recovery! We are thankful for the service we received at BPHT to ensure our baby has a bright future!

– EL

  • Having trouble throwing, catching, or kicking balls
  • Falling more often than their peers
  • Getting tired more quickly than their peers
  • Having trouble with running, jumping, or climbing on the playground
  • Seeming clumsy or uncoordinated compared to their peers
  • Having a lack of interest in physical activity, sports, and playing on the playground
  • Poor safety awareness
  • For infants – having difficulty lifting or turning head

If any of these describes a characteristic of your child, or you are concerned about one or more symptoms, then a physical therapy evaluation might be appropriate.

  • Having trouble throwing, catching, or kicking balls
  • Falling more often than their peers
  • Getting tired more quickly than their peers
  • Having trouble with running, jumping, or climbing on the playground
  • Seeming clumsy or uncoordinated compared to their peers
  • Having a lack of interest in physical activity, sports, and playing on the playground
  • Poor safety awareness
  • For infants – having difficulty lifting or turning head

If any of these describes a characteristic of your child, or you are concerned about one or more symptoms, then a physical therapy evaluation might be appropriate.

  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Gross Motor Strengthening/Endurance
  • Home Therapy Activities
  • Infant Positioning
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment
  • Orthotic and Brace Prescription
  • Parent/Caregiver Education
  • Sensory Integration
  • Serial Casting
  • Teacher Collaboration

Latest Health Posts