Physical Therapy

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Physical therapists use a variety of treatments and play activities to help clients build strength, improve movement, coordination, and balance skills needed to complete daily activities. Physical Therapists may treat clients with the following diagnoses:

  • Birth Injuries Or Birth Abnormalities
  • Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Traumatic Injuries (Brain Or Spinal Cord)
  • Learning Problems
  • Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Mental Health Or Behavioral Problems
  • Broken Bones Or Other Orthopedic Injuries
  • Developmental Delays
  • Post-Surgical Conditions
  • Burns
  • Spina Bifida
  • Traumatic Amputations
  • Cancer
  • Severe Hand Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome

Physical Therapists help children learn to move better through activities such as walking, moving in and out of bed, and wheelchair mobility if the child uses a wheelchair. They recommend equipment to assist in independent walking and mobility.