Alexandra Inman, PT, DPT

Alexandra worked as a pediatric physical therapist prior to leaving full-time clinical work to raise her daughter. Her clinical work has been primarily in the outpatient and daycare settings, working with children ages birth to 21 with a wide range of diagnoses. Alexandra is interested in health writing focused on the pediatric population, pre/postpartum care, parenting, and improving health literacy. 


Alexandra received her Bachelors of Psychology from Appalachian State University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Winston-Salem State University. She is currently licensed to practice in North Carolina.


In her free time, Alexandra can be found reading, writing, and hiking in the NC mountains with her family.

Alexandra Inman
Little girl covering her ears because of screaming and loud sounds at home.

Special Needs

Hyposensitivity vs Hypersensitivity: What’s the Difference?

Have you been told your child has sensory processing difficulties? Read on to learn the difference between hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity.

Brushing her hair hurts.

Special Needs

Tactile Defensiveness in Children: Strategies to Help

Concerned about your child’s strong reactions to being touched? Learn more about tactile defensiveness and how you can help your child manage their response to sensory information.

Happy child girl playing and jumping on couch at home.

Development, Parenting

Jumping for Kids: Activities, Toys & Milestones

Wondering if your child is on track with their jumping milestones? Learn the value of jumping and how you can help your child improve this foundational skill.

Group of happy sporty kids with female teacher training in modern dance studio, jumping together.


5 Motor Planning Activities for Skill Development

Is your child uncoordinated or slow to learn new motor skills? Discover how motor planning affects your child’s development and what you can do to improve it!

Cute kid with disability has musculoskeletal therapy by doing exercises in body fixing belts.

Special Needs

Habilitation vs Rehabilitation: What’s the Difference?

Habilitation and rehabilitation are services that often fall under the same umbrella. Curious to know how they differ? Read on below for more information!

Happy baby boy climbing the backyard stairs.


Gross Motor Milestones for Typically-Developing Children

Understanding gross motor milestones for typically-developing children can help to determine if your child’s development is on track.

Two Mothers Meeting For Play Date With Babies At Home In Loft Apartment.


11 Fine Motor Activity Ideas for Infants and Toddlers

Is your child struggling to play with toys and use small objects? Read on to learn about fine motor activities for your infant or toddler!

Physical therapist working with little girl in rehabilitation center.

Special Needs

Your Child’s First PT Evaluation: What to Expect

Preparing for your child’s first visit to a physical therapist? Find out what happens in an initial physical therapy evaluation!

Japanese girl playing with soccer ball.


Crossing the Midline Activities & Exercises for Your Child

The ability to cross our hands or feet over the midline of our bodies is important for many skills. Learn activities to help your child cross the midline with ease!

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Special Needs

10 Vestibular Input Activities and Toys

The vestibular system helps us to maintain postural control, balance, and coordination. Try these fun vestibular input activities and toys with your child!

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Special Needs

What Is Adaptive Equipment… And How To Pay for It

Adaptive equipment and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) can increase your child’s independence and ease the physical burden on caregivers.

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Special Needs

11 Proprioceptive Input Activities and Toys

While proprioception is commonly addressed in physical and occupational therapy, there are a number of proprioceptive activities you can play with your child at home.