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Small Strides Physical Therapy is a private pediatric practice offering mobile Physical Therapy evaluation and treatment in the home of families on the North Shore of Boston, MA.


Greetings!  I am Erin Ward, PT, DPT, owner and founder of Small Strides Physical Therapy.   My goal for Small Strides is to reach families within my community in their natural setting, their home.  I believe that by making small changes to your daily routine, larger goals can be reached in a more manageable and sustainable way.


I graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelors in Science in 2010 and from Simmons University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014. From there, I began to work at Spaulding Outpatient Center for Children in Salem, MA where I was contracted out as a school-based PT, provided aquatic therapy and gained valuable experience treating children ages 0-22 with varied gross motor diagnoses and challenges.  My background as an athlete, coach, autism interventionist, mother, and therapist have provided me a wealth of experiences that allow me to adjust and relate to a multiple different environments and families.  As a pediatric therapist, I love the  creativity, spontaneity, and flexibility that is required to work with children.  I am a high energy, collaborative and quirky therapist who loves making games out of my treatments!



I moved to Newburyport a few years ago and have found the most wonderful community.  I am a lover of the beach, walks and sunshine, all of which are made better by my husband, dog and two daughters.  Becoming a mother and raising my daughters has strengthened my skills as a therapist, both by allowing me to have a regular personal patient, and allowing me to understand and relate to the daily challenges that families encounter.  I am a firm believer that Vermont is the best state, there is no better store than Costco and nothing that can't be solved with a dance party.       


I can't wait to meet your family and make those small strides to bring more movement into your child's life!

Small Strides Physical Therapy offers mobile, in-home or community-based pediatric physical therapy services 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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