About kids in motion

​The mission of Kids in Motion Therapy Clinic is to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy for the children of Whatcom County and surrounding areas who have neurodevelopmental disorders.

Kids in Motion Therapy Clinic is a 501(c)(3) organization offering home-based and clinic-based therapy services.

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Major developmental milestones – like rolling, crawling and walking – have “windows of opportunity” that come and go very quickly. Meeting these windows is the only way to ensure all children grow to reach their fullest potential. At Kids In Motion, we get kids the therapies they need when they need them, regardless of their insurance.

We specialize in physical, occupational and speech therapies.


Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Developmental Delay

​Developmental delay occurs when a child has not reached milestones by the expected time period. Delay can occur in one or more areas – for example, gross or fine motor, language, social, or thinking skills. Developmental delay can have many different causes, such as genetic (i.e. Down syndrome) or complications of pregnancy and birth (i.e. prematurity or infections). Often however, the specific cause is unknown.

There is no one treatment that works for every child with a developmental delay. Children are unique; they learn and grow and develop in their own way and at their own pace. Occupational, physical, and speech therapists work with children and their families to develop individualized treatment plans that address areas of delay and facilitate more age appropriate functioning.

Down Syndrome

​The goal of physical therapy for children with Down syndrome is to correct harmful movement patterns while increasing the child’s ability to function and move. Down syndrome characteristics may include developmental delays, poor posture, lax joints, scoliosis, and decreased muscle tone and strength.

Collaborating as a team, physical, occupational and speech therapists work to improve the child’s language, and fine and gross motor skills. Improved strength, balance, posture and walking skills will increase the child’s independence, breathing, feeding and ability to learn from their surroundings. Therapy encourages an active lifestyle now, to reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Parents also benefit from therapy by learning how to reinforce new skills and learning at home.

Cerebral Palsy

​For children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, physical therapists work to improve coordination of their movement, decrease muscle pain, maintain flexibility, support and stabilize joints, and improve respiration. The various types of cerebral palsy impact the development and voluntary control of their movement and posture.

Motor impairments may change with growth and development. Periodic, focused therapy will reinforce adaptive strategies and provide adjustments to assistive devices such as canes, wheelchairs and orthotics to maximize independence. Therapists often team up with the family to increase the child’s function, encourage activity, and personalize equipment to improve the child’s quality of life at home, school and work.


Therapists will work with children with autism of all ages and onsets to facilitate development. Children with autism have a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication skills. Early diagnosis is essential to provide intervention needed for long-term improvement.

Individualized exercise programs may improve motor, behavior and psychosocial aspects to promote life long learning and independence. Physical therapy can improve a young child’s posture to facilitate positive affect and verbalization; gross motor skills, such as crawling, running, walking and jumping; and fine motor skills, such as grasping and reaching to develop social interaction skills. School-age therapy works to improve walking, limb coordination, sensory integration, social development and skills required for school.


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Kids In Motion offers multiple, flexible care settings, giving families the ability to choose what works best for them and their children.


Kids In Motion offers multiple, flexible care settings, giving families the ability to choose what works best for them and their children.

Structure & Stability

Center-based care provides structure and stability, which are very important for many children.

No Extra Space Required at Home

Center-based care provides adequate space for families without extra space in their homes.

Use of Larger Equipment

Larger equipment, which is difficult and expensive to transport, can be installed and easily used at the center.

Fewer Distractions

Many children benefit from the decreased distractions in a center setting and are able to better focus on treatment sessions.

Wide Selection of Tools & Equipment

Center-based care allows therapists to choose from a wide selection of tools and equipment to meet children's needs.

Multiple Modalities Per Session

Therapists are able to use multiple different treatment modalities during one session.


Kids In Motion offers multiple, flexible care settings, giving families the ability to choose what works best for them and their children.

Caregiver Empowerment

Caregivers are empowered by the learning opportunities they receive from close contact with the therapist. They learn valuable therapeutic tools to implement on a daily basis.

Incorporates Family's Resources

Caregiver education about a child’s therapy needs takes place within the the family’s routine and incorporates the family’s own resources.

Consistency & Follow-Through

Family involvement can lead to increased consistency and maximize results. Many families also notice improved follow-through with strategies, as the family takes an active role in the therapeutic process. 

No Need for Transportation

The stress of transportation to and from a clinic is eliminated, which is a major barrier to care for many families.

Incorporated into Daily Life

Home-based therapists can ensure that equipment and strategies are appropriate and able to be implemented into the family’s daily life, which is important for many families and children.

Familiar & Natural Environment

Children seen in their home may be more relaxed since it is a familiar and comfortable environment. For children who function best this way, this can lead to increased participation and better outcomes.

Similarly, learning new skills in a natural environment can be more beneficial than in a simulated environment for many children.


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Get In Touch

Phone: 360-207-4434
Fax: (360) 933-8076

Mailing Address:
Kids In Motion Therapy Clinic
4152 Meridian Street, Suite 105, PMB 159
Bellingham, WA 98226

Center Hours: M-F, 9am - 5pm