Akron physical therapists

Fun Holiday Gross Motor Skills Activities from our Akron Physical Therapists!

Looking for some ways to warm up and help your littles work out those wiggles? Our Akron physical therapists have lots fun holiday activities that incorporate gross motor skills development.

For those who may be unfamiliar, gross motor skills are the skills that allow kids to do things involving large muscle groups (legs, arms, torso) and complete whole-body movements. Examples are things like jumping jacks, climbing and dancing.

Physical therapy goals will vary from child to child based on their abilities (so check with us if you aren’t sure!) but here are some ideas we hope will keep the whole family moving!

Akron pediatric physical therapy

How Akron Pediatric Physical Therapy is Different Than Adult PT

When it comes to the health and well-being of a child, it’s necessary to understand how their bodies are different from those of adults, and how our Akron pediatric physical therapy team at Therapy and Wellness Connection approach their treatment.

There are several different types of pediatric physical therapy, but one of the most common types is orthopedic physical therapy. This is the study and practice of correcting functional impairments of a child’s musculoskeletal system, which encompasses the:

  • Joints
  • Bones
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Muscles
  • Nerves

Physical therapists in general specialize in providing services that can help a child restore function, relieve pain, improve movement and boost overall fitness and health. Bottom line: We don’t want anything holding them back in life.