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Understanding Gross Motor Skills

Understanding Gross Motor Skills

A boy standing in front of a chalkboard, thinking of an answer.What are gross motor skills?

Gross motor skills refer to everyday physical activities that require the use of the large muscles in the arms, legs, and torso. These activities include standing and walking, running and jumping,
sitting upright at a table or desk, participating in hand-eye coordination skills such as ball skills (throwing, catching, kicking), and other skills such as riding a bike and swimming.

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What Do Physical Therapists Do?

What Do Physical Therapists Do?

Physical therapists (PTs) are credentialed professionals who help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and function, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, and/or eliminate body function and structure impairment, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. Physical therapy (PT) helps individuals of every age who experience a wide variety of symptoms across many body systems. The negative effects from these symptoms impact unique personal and environmental factors that impact a person’s ability to do everyday activities.

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