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Early Movements PT

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Offering home based Pediatric physical therapy services for infants, children and adolescents in the greater wichita area

About me

Welcome to Early Movements PT, LLC, thanks for checking us out! My name is Melissa Daughty, I’m the founder of Early Movements PT and a pediatric physical therapist in the greater Wichita area of KS. As a pediatric physical therapist, my passion lies in helping children meet their maximum potential with their functional mobility from infancy through adolescence. I have experience working with children of all ages through the early intervention, school, clinic, and hospital settings. Through these settings I’ve worked with children of varying diagnoses, ages (birth-teenagers), levels of motor skills, and levels of cognitive abilities. These range from autism, cerebral palsy, DiGeorge syndrome, Down syndrome (and much more) to general post-op recovery, balance/coordination deficits, and atypical gait patterns.

I love learning about child development - isn't it amazing how our minds and body grow over the years?! I also love the challenge of learning about each child and their family to better individualize and personalize their treatment/interventions so that they may reach their highest potential while working with Early Movements PT! Working with families to help each child reach their developmental milestones, learn new motor skills, and achieve new levels of their functional mobility is something that never gets old for me. I’m excited to continue helping families in the Wichita area by sharing my passion and knowledge for child development, foundations of learning higher motor skills, and importance of functional mobility!

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Wellness & Developmental Virtual Coaching Sessions

for infants and young toddlers (birth-16months)

Are you wanting to learn more about how to play with your baby to promote their gross motor skills?

Is your child just on the edge of falling behind but not ready for specific physical therapy yet?

Are you a new parent interested in learning about gross motor development?

If any of these questions apply to you, this is the Early Movements PT service for you!

Virtual coaching sessions aim to provide educational information regarding gross motor development, tips & tricks for playful ways to promote gross motor skills, and answer any of your burning developmental questions. Each coaching session will include a follow up email with information from the session PLUS extra resources to carry you forward.

As a PT serving a multitude of pediatric patients and families, I have found that many children could avoid the need for full blown PT with just a little bit of extra parent education. Parents are the experts in their own child, I am the expert in gross motor development. Together we can make the perfect team to set your child up for success!

Book your first coaching session today!

**If I feel a full evaluation is warranted for your child I will share about Early Movements PT services/prices and local resources to better serve your child.

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Gross Motor

Play Camps

Tummy Time & Rolling

Standing & Walking

Classes are the 2nd & 4th weeks of each month

Mondays @ 1:30pm & Thursdays @ 9:30am

Classes are open for 6-8 child/parent duos.


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Balance & Coordination

Crawling & Sitting

Private PT Services offered

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Developmental milestones

Comprehensive evaluations of early gross motor developmental milestones

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Symptoms/diagnoses treated

  • Developmental Delays
  • High and Low Muscle Tone
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Toe Walking
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Movement Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Assist with adaptive


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Caregiver Coaching

Each session will be held in a child's home and within the community. We will emphasize a close collaboration between PT and caregivers during each session. This will provide coaching opportunities for you to learn how to support your child's needs on a daily basis

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Individualized Interventions

Intervention goals will be written based on a child's functional mobility and the family's priorities. Interventions will be individualized to these outcomes and family priorities utilizing evidence based practices.

Getting Started

Self Pay services

Early Movements PT is an out of network, cash based PT provider. Superbills are available upon request for you to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. (*reimbursement is not guaranteed - contact your insurance provider prior to booking if interested in this option) Early Movements PT accepts cash, card, and HSA/FSA payments.

Upon request, consultation, and/or scheduling you will receive a Good Faith Estimate.

Good Faith Estimate

Affordable, high-quality services with full cost transparency is a priority. Upon scheduling and/or request each patient will receive a detailed cost for all available services offered at Early Movements PT.

Getting started is easy!

Step 1: Call, email, or fill out the google form below to connect with Early Movements PT.

Step 2: Schedule a FREE phone or virtual consultation to learn what we have to offer for your child and receive a preliminary good faith estimate.

Step 3: Schedule an initial evaluation at your home.

Step 4: Begin interventions!!

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Things to Note

Mobile Clinic: Services are delivered in the comfort of your home. We will come to you for each appointment. Currently, Early Movements PT serves the greater Wichita area and direct surrounding towns including but not limited to: Goddard, Maize, Valley Center, Park City, Andover, Derby, Rose Hill, Douglass

Phone/Virtual Consultation: Free 20-minute consult to determine the best course of action for your child. This is not an initial evaluation - if you would like to pursue services after a consult, an initial evaluation will be scheduled.

Initial Evaluation: The initial evaluation will include a thorough examination of your child and an in-depth discussion regarding your priorities and concerns. Goals with a plan of care will then be created.

Frequency: The frequency of sessions will be decided upon during initial evaluation. Sessions can be 30, 45, or 60 minutes long, occurring as often as 2x/week, 1x/week, 1x/bi-weekly, or 1x/monthly. It is entirely case by case and parents will be included in discussions to determine a frequency that is best for the child and their family.

‪(316) 712-0842‬


Helping your child reach maximum potential with their functional mobility by engaging in play!

As a medical professional I knew we needed help but with a different company my opinions felt unheard. Thankfully a coworker recommended Melissa and it's been the best thing for our daughter. She's calmed all my worries, shown us a ton and encouraged us that it's working. I love that she's always prepared whether it be with an exercise ball, handouts, or practical skill exercises. She will help your child reach their milestones and beyond. Highly recommend her for all your child's physical therapy needs!

{ Emily S }

What our patient’s families are saying.....

Our little daughter was stuck in the fly position, not moving or rolling, and upset when we would put her down! We found Melissa and she helped so much!! She was crawling within 2 months! Melissa was so patient and hands on! She helped us learn as parents to grow our knowledge so we could work at home too!! We are so grateful to have found her. Our family would sing praises to everyone we meet!!

{ Ana’s Family }

We have been attending Melissa’s Gross Motor Play Camps for a few months now and I have seen so much growth in my daughter. Melissa is very knowledgeable and has shown me so many different and fun ways to aide my daughter to help her work towards meeting milestones! Before we started Charlotte was struggling to roll and getting frustrated, and with her knowledge and tips Charlotte has made many strides and is close to crawling now! We really enjoy the classes!

{ Bailey K. }

Melissa has been our son’s Physical Therapist for multiple years. She is a kind and patient therapist. We can tell that he feels comfortable with her, despite his sensory issues. My husband and I both work full time, so it can be hard to fit therapy into our busy lives. Her therapy includes ways we can incorporate recommendations at home, during our busy schedule, which is super helpful! She also values our time and is punctual during visits. We highly recommend Melissa and Early Movements PT!