Physical Therapy and Adaptive Physical Education

Physical Therapists

Pediatric Physical Therapists (PTs) help children learn to improve their mobility skills through a variety of targeted therapy techniques. TES PTs are skilled in treating children with various disabilities such as cerebral palsy, down syndrome, developmental delays, torticollis, spina bifida, autism, genetic anomalies, and cancer from infancy to early adulthood.

Our therapists employ a range of techniques to facilitate enhanced function and independence.  Methods are centered on play-based interventions that improve the endurance, balance, motor coordination, and mobility of a child.  Assessments cover areas such as adaptive equipment and orthoses.

PT Screenings

Physical Therapy screenings will consist of a brief assessment of range of motion, muscle strength, balance, coordination, and the ability to perform functional tasks.

Adaptive Physical Education Teachers

Our Adapted Physical Education Teachers use a variety of developmental and athletic activities to assist in the effective engagement of children with special needs into general physical education programs. APETs create and apply games, dances, and sports tailored to the abilities, interests, and limitations of students with disabilities.