Physical Therapy: Development

Gross motor skills are the skills that are required in order to control the large muscles of the body for walking, running, sitting and crawling, requiring both muscle development and maturation of the central nervous system.

Standardized instruments commonly used by Physical Therapists to evaluate neuromuscular and motor components of performance include:

  • Peabody Developmental Motor Scale -2
  • Toddler Infant Motor Evaluation
  • Test of Gross Motor Development