Physical Therapy

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Physical Therapy involves working towards minimizing physical dysfunction and enhancing an individual’s independence, safety, and quality of life. The therapists provide activity that increases flexibility of joints, coordination, balance, strength/endurance and quality of movement patterns. Individuals and care providers are taught skills such as how to get in/out of bed/chairs and cars, walk on level/stairs, get up from the floor, mobilize wheelchairs and generally move with better body mechanics. To relieve pain, therapists use heat/cold, pain modalities (electrical stimulation, etc.), patient education and hands-on techniques.

Physical Therapy

URS’ pediatric physical therapy promotes independent functioning using specialized techniques and/or equipment, such as mobility training, play therapy and gait training.

Physical therapy services include:

  • Balance and ambulation training
  • Flexibility and strengthening
  • Mobility skills
  • Movement control
  • Equipment assessment
  • Home exercise instruction
  • Evaluation and treatment of orthoedic injuries
  • Manual therapy

Physical therapy is available to treat the following diagnoses/injuries, among others:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Spina bifida
  • Torticollis
  • Abnormal gait disturbances
  • Developmental delays
  • Abnormal tonal deficits
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Brain injuries
  • Congenital deficits/syndromes
  • Strokes

Call (937) 233-1230 for more information about Therapy Services at URS.