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More about the HOWs, WHATs, and WHOs

How can a physical therapist help my child? 


Our highly trained healthcare professionals are licensed through the state of Michigan and have a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education-accredited physical therapist education program. A pediatric physical therapist will help a child master their gross motor skills and can work with children from birth to adulthood. They can assist with overall gross motor skills and specifics including flat feet, toeing in/out, torticollis, and much more.  

WHY might my child be referred to physical therapy? 

A pediatrician can refer your child for physical therapy to work on overall strength, endurance and/or the inability to roll over, walk, or sit independently. They can work on the following but not limited to: 

  • Strength 

  • Range of motion 

  • Gait (how they walk) 

  • Endurance 

  • Pain 

  • Gross motor development 

  • Developmental Delays/milestones 

  • Balance 

  • Coordination 

  • Movement 

  • Posture  

  • Orthotic needs 

  • Positioning needs 

  • Seating needs 

What we do 


Bluestone Physical Therapy department currently offers the following: 

  • Individual physical therapy sessions. 

  • Group therapy 

  • Parent education and consultation (home programs) 

  • Monthly parent and community trainings. 

Who qualifies? 


Bluestone Children’s Center’s physical therapy department currently treats children 12 and under with exceptions. Below is a list of some of the disorders a physical therapist may treat: 

  • Global Developmental Delay 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 

  • Cognitive Impairments (CI) 

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP) 

  • Visual Impairments 

  • Epilepsy 

  • Down Syndrome (DS) 

  • Genetic Disorders/Syndromes (i.e., Angelman Syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome (22q11. 2 deletion syndrome, Kleefstra syndrome (Ks), Fragile X syndrome (FXS), Spina Bifida, Fetal alcohol syndrome) 

  • Brain Injuries (CVA, TBI, SCI) 

  • Duchene Muscular Dystrophy 

  • Dyspraxia and motor planning difficulties 

  • Sports injuries 


This list includes some, but not all, of the disorders/diagnosis a physical therapist may treat.  

If you think your child would benefit from physical therapy, contact our main line to find out more or complete the form on the contact us page.  

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