Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy focuses on a child’s ability to participate in daily activities in the home, school and community. It centers on issues related to the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Physical therapy treatment facilitates motor development and function, teaches coordination and sensory function, and enhances learning opportunities. Physical therapy also promotes developmental milestones within the first two years of life, such as crawling, pulling to stand and walking.

Difficulties in the following areas can be addressed with Physical Therapy:

  • Strength

  • Balance

  • Coordination

  • Motor planning

  • Ambulation

  • Movement disorders

  • Motor control

  • Hypotonia/low muscle tone

  • Hypertonia/high muscle tone

  • Object manipulation (ball skills)

  • Torticollis

  • Late to achieve milestones

  • Sensory integration

  • Postural control

  • Safety awareness

  • Body awareness

  • Endurance

  • Orthotics and bracing

  • Range of motion


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