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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.
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
- Abnormal gait disturbances
- Developmental delays
- Abnormal tonal deficits
- Muscular dystrophy
- Brain injuries
- Congenital deficits/syndromes
Call (937) 233-1230 for more information about Therapy Services at URS.