Physical Therapy treats strength, flexibility, muscle tone, posture, balance, and mobility challenges. A physical therapist provides specific exercises, activities and instruction in the form of play to develop or restore mobility and independence in an adult or child.
The coordination with caregivers, parents, other healthcare providers, teachers, and other caregivers is essential to the successful carry-over of the PT program into the child's daily life. There may also be assistive devices, such as walkers, gait trainers, ankle orthotics or other devices which a PT may recommend and assist the child with learning to use.
Those who benefit from Physical Therapy include the following:
- Developmental Delay
- Cerebral Palsy
- Balance/Coordination Disorders
- Downs Syndrome
- Autism/Spectrum Disorders
- Low Muscle Tone
- Genetic Disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Toewalking/Gait disorders
- Orthopedic Injury/Post-surgical Orthopedics