The overall goal of physical therapy is to maximize each patient's status and functional mobility, such as transferring, walking and stair-climbing, and to facilitate reintegration into their home and community environment.

Therapists work on:

  • Improving the child's general musculoskeletal and/or neuromuscular status
  • Preventing deformity
  • Providing child and caregiver training to facilitate re-entry into the home and community environment
  • Providing adaptive equipment, such as splints
  • Maintaining communication with other health professionals, physicians and school system personnel

Who Might See a Pediatric Physical Therapist?

Children with:

  • Gross motor or large movement deficits in walking, rolling, sitting, crawling, pulling to stand
  • Loss of strength, range of motion and function
  • Injuries to neck, trunk, upper (arms) and lower extremities (legs)
  • Balance, strength, endurance, and coordination difficulties
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Toe walking
  • Hemiplegia
  • Torticollis
  • Brain injury
  • Leg injuries
  • Post leg/back/neck surgery
  • Strength deficits
  • Endurance deficits
  • Deconditioning
  • Developmental delays

For More Information

Please contact Susan Dubroff, Director of Rehabilitation Services, 410-578-5224 or [email protected].

Outpatient appointments and program referrals can be made by calling 410-367-2222.


Physical therapy is offered in Baltimore City and Harford County at:

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Main Campus
1708 West Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209-4596

Mt. Washington Pediatric Community Rehabilitation Services
Forest Hill Industrial Air Park
138 Industry Lane, Unit 5A
Forest Hill, MD 21050