Gross Motor movements can be defined as the large motor movements of the body.
For the 0 to 3 year old population this involves the following: rolling, sitting, crawling, pulling to stand, cruising, squatting and walking. As walking progresses this can also include: balance, stair negotiation, and ball play.
Gross Motor milestones develop in a specific sequence to promote strength and balance in the body. It is important that we recognize these milestones and the relevance of not “skipping” milestones such as crawling.
Although we know that all children develop at a slightly different pace, if you notice that you child is not motivated to move in and out of positions or is not interested in exploring their environment through movement, having a skilled TEIS Physical Therapist come into your home can be very helpful.
TEIS PTs specialize in the 0 to 3 age group and are able to assess your child’s motor age level and work with parents and caregivers to facilitate progress through play and family friendly strategies. We look at the quality of movement as well and are able to create a plan to promote safe and appropriate movements during play that will give you child a great start in the right direction for life long skills.