Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy in schools focuses on helping students become more physically independent within the learning environment. Through removing barriers and providing interventions, to educating school personnel, physical therapists want to meet every student’s needs.

Physical Therapy asks these questions to determine support:

  • Is the student able to access all school activities?

  • Is the student able to participate in all school activities?

  • Is the student able to be safe in all school activities?

Common interventions include:

  • Direct work with a student on balance, strengthening, coordination, motor skills;

  • Equipment needs and training;

  • Proper seating in the classroom;

  • Emergency procedure planning;

  • Building and playground accessibility;

  • Acting liaison between medical professionals;

  • Educating support personnel on a student’s needs;

  • And many more.

More Information and Activities for Home:

Contact your child's classroom teacher for more information!