Does My Child Need Physical Therapy?
The Physical Therapist (PT) helps children with balance, movement, and other activities involving the large muscles of the body.
The PT works on gross motor skills such as stability and trunk control, rolling, sitting, crawling and walking. They also work on the transitional movements from one static position to another.
A PT may also assist in making recommendations for adaptive equipment.
Please don’t hesitate to contact TEIS for more information about Physical Therapy.
Physical Therapy for Children from 0-3 Years Old
At TEIS, our focus is on early intervention for children from 0-3 years old. Physical therapy helps improve your child’s coordination and balance in the home, outdoor, and play environments, as well as providing a foundation of physical skills for school.
Your PT is there to support you as a parent too, so that you can better help your child participate in all the daily activities and routines of your family.
How to get Early Intervention Services
To learn how to get early intervention services for your child, including Physical Therapy, please visit our Get Help page, and the section on How Do I Get Early Intervention Help for My Child?
TEIS service areas include Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Beaver County (evaluations only), and Westmoreland County.
Early Intervention Therapies
In addition to Physical Therapy, TEIS also provides Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Early Childhood Development Therapy, Vision Services, Hearing Therapy and Social Work.
If you have questions about how TEIS can be of help, please don't hesitate to contact us today.