Improving physical movement and motor skill development

The role of pediatric physical therapy is to help children who have difficulty with functional movement, poor balance, and challenges moving through their environment successfully.

physical Therapy (PT)

Many children with autism have delayed or impaired motor skills. Physical therapy can help a child improve the way they move through their environment, and play and interact with others. Physical therapy exercises and activities can focus on many areas, including:

  • Improving coordination and balance
  • Learning new motor skills
  • Gaining muscle control
  • Posture
  • Increasing fitness and stamina
  • Developing imitation skills

Physical therapy can have many positive effects. Helping children gain physical strength and skills can also empower them to play and socialize with other children more confidently and navigate daily life more easily.

Our Provider is Sentara


If you are looking for a supportive and creative place for your child on the Autism spectrum, we would love to help. Please fill out the contact form or email us directly at We look forward to getting to know you and your little one and creating great experiences for your family.  



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