Pediatric Therapy Services

Pediatric Therapy Services: Master Movers

Master Movers is a small group for children ages 4 - 7 years old who demonstrate difficulty with balance, coordination, ball skills and core strength. This group focuses on peer modeling and practice of gross motor skills such as hopping, skipping, and throwing/catching. Therapists design a home exercise program in order to encourage practice in the home environment as well as use of child friendly yoga poses, games and obstacle courses.

Pre- and post-assessments were obtained using the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2) as well as single leg stance measured in seconds, and core strength according to Helen J Hislop and Jacqueline Montgomery’s Manual Muscle Testing Procedure. An increase in percentile, raw score or standard score indicates improved gross motor skills.


2018 - 2022 (N = 94)

Core Strength

2018 - 2022 (N = 94)

Single Limb Stance

2018 - 2022 (N = 94)

From 2018-2022, the average change for gross motor percentile was 37.02% and the average change for core strength was 1.14 manual muscle strength grade. Single limb stance average change was 2.44 seconds on left and 2.27 seconds on right leg.