Physical Therapy facilitates muscle strength and range of motion necessary for motor skill development. Physical therapists address issues related to difficulties with walking and mobility. This includes techniques including stretching, strengthening, and orthotic fitting. These therapists are specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Treatments focus on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration. Children with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and torticollis are a few of the patients treated by pediatric physical therapists.
Physical Therapy provides therapy for many types of diagnoses. Some of these include: