Children's Hospital Colorado
Rehabilitation Medicine
Rehabilitation Medicine

Physical Therapy

Licensed physical therapists at the Physical Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado evaluate and treat kids, teens and young adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. We also offer home programs and community-based therapy sessions to maximize the effectiveness of physical therapy.

Learn how competitive swimmer Kiana has worked with our Sports Medicine Center to overcome two potentially career-ending injuries.

Areas of specialization

At Children’s Colorado, your child and family's goals and priorities are an important consideration in determining a care plan.

We specialize in physical therapy for:

Physical therapy services provided at Children's Colorado

  • Evaluation of development, sensory motor function and biomechanics
  • Casting and splinting
  • Dance groups to improve coordination, balance, posture, core stability and flexibility
  • Gait assessment or training
  • Posture/scoliosis evaluations and treatment
  • Tone management evaluations and treatment
  • Home, school and community assessments and adaptations
  • Environmental assessment for adaptations or modifications
  • Functional mobility and implementation of adaptive equipment
  • Home exercise programs
  • Individualized treatment programs
  • Positioning of newborns to prevent contracture (shortening of a muscle or joint) and promote development
  • Prosthesis training
  • Assistive technology (power and manual wheelchair) evaluation and training
  • Pain management

The physical therapy team works closely with rehabilitation and other multi-specialty clinics and programs including: