Pediatric Physical Therapists (PT) focus on the development or regaining of gross motor skill lost due to neurological insult, genetic disorder, injury, burn, or other cause. Their goal is to help children reach their maximum potential for functional independence. Pediatric Physical Therapists help support children beginning in infancy up through adolescence. They promote overall wellness and education for the child and the family. Physical Therapists focus on gross motor skills which include activities such as head control, core strengthening, sitting, standing, crawling, walking, running, throwing, and kicking. They also work with the family on home programming and easing caregiving at home. Physical Therapists are instrumental in the identification of equipment needs such as wheelchairs, standers, gait trainers, and orthotics/ prosthetics.