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Erin and family playtime


Making Small Changes to Reach
Big Goals

You Don't Have to "Wait and See"

Watching your child struggle with belly time, early developmental milestones, or keeping up with other children is tough.  We can help make the small changes today to avoid larger complications in the future.


Small Strides Physical Therapy provides mobile, in-home or community based therapy services to children ages 0-5 years in the greater Newburyport, MA area.  Our process includes an initial evaluation, follow up conversation with the family and then regular in-home or community therapy sessions.  We specialize in treating:

Girl climbing small ladder on wooden playhouse

Why Small Strides?

Erin will come to your home, school or community for evaluation and treatment.  Therapy will occur in environments you have access to resulting in improved consistency and carryover to your daily life.  No more worrying about travel time or if you will be able to replicate treatment at home.

Erin has completed extensive continuing education and one on one mentorships to have the most current knowledge in early gross moto
r development, torticollis, plagiocephaly, and tethered oral tissues to help your child work through their most challenging times.

Erin has worked with children in various capacities for over a decade, but more importantly, she is a mom to two girls who have presented with oral motor dysfunction, side preferences and difficulty with gross motor milestones.  She understands the challenges families face when trying to raise children and wants to help you make it all a little easier!

Erin and baby playtime on floor

Small Strides Physical Therapy was created by Erin Ward PT, DPT with the hope of bringing movement and education into the community and your home in a creative and individualized way.  She believes that making changes on a small scale early on is the best way to achieve big goals, hence, the birth of Small Strides.  Since moving to Newburyport, and growing her family, she has found so much joy in becoming a part of the local community.  She now looks forward to giving back and building upon that community through her work at Small Strides Physical Therapy.

Dr. Erin Ward is a pediatric physical therapist who specializes in developmental delays, plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome), torticollis (head turn preference), and tongue ties. Small Strides Pediatric Physical Therapy offers services in-home or community-based environments for children ages 0-5 years in the areas surrounding Newburyport, MA (Newburyport, Amesbury, Newbury, West Newbury, Georgetown, Ipswich, Rowley, Salisbury, Boxford, Merrimac, Groveland, Haverhill).

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