Pediatric Physical Therapy

Improving your child’s mobility and gross motor skills

Pediatric physical therapists help children move their bodies how and when they want to the best of their abilities to make everyday activities easier.  The goal of pediatric physical therapy is to improve your child’s:

  • Flexibility

  • Movement patterns

  • Range of motion

  • Strength

The benefits of pediatric physical therapy for your child and your family include:

  • Promoting activity and participation in everyday routines

  • Increasing functional independence

  • Improving strength and endurance

  • Facilitating motor skills development and mobility

DMG Children’s Rehabilitative Services’ (DMG CRS) pediatric physical therapy experts will diagnose and provide specialized therapy to improve your child’s gross motor skills, including standing, sitting, and walking. Additionally, they provide expert adaptive equipment evaluations to increase your child’s strength, independence and safety. Your DMG CRS pediatric physical therapist will trial a variety of assistive technology with your child to determine the most beneficial and least restrictive option. Adaptive equipment may include:

  • Adaptive seating

  • Adaptive car seats

  • Forearm crutches

  • Gait trainers

  • Standing frame

  • Walkers

  • Wheelchairs

DMG CRS physical therapists are renowned in our community for their expert skills in treating young people with complex conditions, such as:

Our pediatric physical therapists will partner with you and your child’s DMG CRS medical specialists to incorporate physical therapy into your child’s comprehensive treatment plan. Other medical specialty and therapy specialists on your child’s care team may include:

¿Qué tipo de terapias ofrece DMG CRS?

Ofrecemos fisioterapia, Terapia ocupacional y terapia de habla. También tenemos un programa de AAC. Lo que significa que evalúan y se adaptan a los dispositivos de comunicación aumentativa. Queremos que los niños se vuelvan fuertes e independientes,  y eso se ve diferente para cada niño.

Meet Our Pediatric Physical Therapists

Lindsay Cota Moore DPT
Lindsay Moore, DPT, PCS
Physical Therapist
Education: Doctorate of Physiotherapy, Bond University, Australia
Certification: Pediatric Certified Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association
Erika Resnick, DPT
Erika Resnick, DPT
Physical Therapist
Medical Specialty: Physical Therapy
Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Regis University, Denver, CO
Certification: Arizona State Board of Physical Therapists
Linda Thunn, DPT
Linda Thunn, DPT
Physical Therapist
Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ
Emily Wirdzek, DPT
Emily Wirdzek, DPT
Physical Therapist
Medical Specialty: Physical Therapy
Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Northern Arizona University, Phoenix
Georgina Young, PT, C/NDT
Georgina Young, PT, C/NDT
Physical Therapist
Education: Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, West Virginia University, Morgantown
Certification: Pediatrics and Babies, Neuro-Developmental Treatment Certification