Physical Therapy Department

The Physical Therapy Department provides comprehensive services to assist infants, children and adolescents to improve their gross motor, mobility and balance skills. Licensed physical therapists with expertise in pediatrics work with the child and family to develop goals that optimize the child’s functional abilities. All children referred to the department receive an individual assessment to identify impairments and limitations that interfere with the child’s functional skills. A treatment plan with individualized goals is developed in collaboration with child and family.

Pediatric physical therapists at Children’s assess and provide treatment services for children with diagnoses such as:

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Balance impairments
  • Developmental delay
  • Deconditioning and weakness secondary to medical diagnosis such as cancer, transplant, etc.
  • Idiopathic toe-walking requiring serial casting
  • Neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury
  • Orthopaedic diagnoses such as postfractures or postsurgical interventions, musculoskeletal injuries
  • Torticollis

Treatment interventions are individualized and include a variety of methods and modalities that incorporate current theories and equipment that optimizes patient progress and outcomes.'

Our Staff

Meg Stanger, PT, PCS

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from the child’s primary care physician or specialty physician service. Insurance authorization may be required for children who are enrolled in a managed care insurance plan. For more information, please call the office number.


  • Physical Therapy

    UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 2
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
  • Children's East

    Physical Therapy
    4055 Monroeville Blvd.
    Building One
    Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Children's South

    Physical Therapy
    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville, PA 15017
  • Children's Pine Center

    Physical Therapy
    11279 Perry Highway
    Wexford, PA 15090