The overall goal of physical therapy is to maximize each patient’s participation in their family, school and recreation activities and routines. 

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 Julie Quinn, Director of Rehabilitation Services, [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 Hospital at UM Capital Region Medical Center
901 North Harry S. Truman Drive 
Largo, MD 20774

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