Gross motor skills use the large muscles of the body. Commonly used gross motor skills include actions such as: rolling, crawling, walking, jumping, riding a bike, and climbing stairs. Gross motor skills are essential to movement and participating in activities at school and at home. Physical therapy (PT) can help develop and improve these skills.

Why Choose Us? 

Physical therapists at Cincinnati Children’s specialize in treating children with gross motor delays. We offer a variety of services, including one-on-one therapy, group therapy, and intensive therapy programs. The Divisions of Occupational and Physical Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation strive to stay at the forefront of the field by using the latest technology and evidence based treatment.

Who Can Benefit? 

A variety of diagnoses and conditions may affect a child’s gross motor skills including, but not limited to:

  • Premature birth
  • Neurological impairment
  • Developmental delay/delayed milestones
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Abnormal muscle tone

Location of Service

Inpatient and Outpatient gross motor therapy sessions are available at all neighborhood locations within the Divisions of Occupational and Physical Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation.