What is school based physical therapy?

Physical therapy in the school is a related service that addresses functional skills in the educational environment such as:

  • walking or wheelchair skills
  • stair climbing
  • balance
  • coordination
  • sensory awareness
  • self care skills
  • large motor skills
  • positioning
  • assistive devices
  • etc...............................

A student that receives physical therapy will work on improving gross motor skills to better function in the school environment.

Kelly Hubbard, Physical Therapist Assistant

Hello, my name is Kelly Hubbard I am a Physical Therapist Assistant. I graduated from Wallace State in 1997. I feel blessed to be able to help a child learn a new skill and to help prevent future gross motor skill difficulties. I absolutely enjoy my work and I love all the students I serve. I serve all students from grades preschool through twelfth that do qualify for physical therapy services.


Please feel free to contact me for any questions you may have regarding your child's school based physical therapy. I can be reached at the learning center at 256-442-1050 or your child's teacher will inform me of your concerns or questions.