Whether your child has trouble with motor skills as a baby or is recovering from a sports injury, the physical therapists at the Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine program at RMHC at P/SL can help.

Physical therapy helps people gain strength and movement after an illness, injury or a developmental delay. Physical therapy can also help prevent permanent damage and recurring problems.

Physical Therapy Rehabilitation for Kids

  • Balance and coordination (clumsy or falls down a lot)
  • Developmental delay of motor skills (rolling, sitting, standing, walking)
  • Difficulty walking or running (gait problems)
  • Home program development and instruction
  • Oncology rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic physical therapy and neurological conditions
  • Orthotics
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries or difficulty playing a sport
  • Torticollis (head turning or leaning more in one direction than the other)
  • Warm water pool therapy
  • Weakness
  • Wheelchair and medical equipment evaluations

Meet Our Physical Therapists

Kristy Azbell PT, DPT, PCS

Kristy received her bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University, her master’s degree in Health Science from University of Indianapolis, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Colorado at Denver. She has specialties in pediatric and infant neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) and is a pediatric certified specialist (PCS) with the American Physical Therapy Association. She has worked extensively with children of all ages and diagnoses and has a background in adult and adolescent orthopedics and sports medicine. Her family includes two sons who keep her active in skiing, hiking, and biking. Her passion is to assist the pediatric patients she works with to be successful physically.

Sara Beville PT, DPT

Sara received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She has experience in pediatric home health therapy, with a focus on the 0-3 year old population. Sara also has experience in outpatient pediatric therapy working with a variety of ages and diagnoses including orthopedic, developmental and neurological. Sara currently treats patients in Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children’s pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric floor, and outpatient center. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, doing yoga, camping and skiing.


Cheryl received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Pediatric Science, from the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska. Cheryl is a Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, NDT certified (neurodevelopmental treatment, including the advanced course for infants), a Certified Lactation Counselor, a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, a Certified Therapist in Neonatal Touch and Massage, is NIDCAP reliable (Newborn Individualized Care and Assessment Program), and is recognized as a Neonatal Developmental Specialist by NANN (National Association of Neonatal Nurses). She has provided services to children in a variety of settings, including schools, home care, early intervention, outpatient clinics, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation units, and has an extensive background in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Cheryl currently provides neurodevelopmental assessments through the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children’s Next Step Developmental Progress clinic. She also enjoys teaching dance classes for children with special needs, and she has a passion for relationship-based care of infants, children and their families.