The goal of physical therapy is to evaluate and treat orthopedic issues to help you fully recover from an illness or injury. Therapeutic exercise and other interventions focus on alleviating pain and improving posture, strength, endurance, balance, and coordination and joint mobility.
Physical therapy can be used to help a number of conditions:
Therapeutic exercises may include:
- Balance and proprioception training
- Electrical stimulation
- Gait training
- Massage therapy
- Sports therapy
- Warm water therapy
Inpatient & Acute Care
Physical therapists work to alleviate pain or regain previous levels of functioning. Physical therapy can begin during hospitalization following surgery.
Pediatric physical therapists specialize in the rehabilitation and strengthening needs of young children, including conditions such as delayed crawling or walking, autism and torticollis. Therapy can help with:
- Mobility concerns and motor planning
- Muscle tone and spasticity
- Neurodevelopmental treatment