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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy involves working towards minimizing physical dysfunction and enhancing an individual’s independence, safety, and quality of life. The therapists focus on activities that increase 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 to strengthen muscles, boost coordination and improve your child’s overall mobility in the following ways:

  • Pediatric Aquatic Therapy
  • Universal Exercise Unit “Spider Cage”
  • Ambulation training
  • Balance & Motor Coordination
  • Delays in Motor Skills
  • Wheelchair/Equipment Assessment & Instruction
  • Home Exercise Instruction
  • Treatment of Orthopedic Injuries
  • Pediatric Orthotic Assessment/Fitting
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Kinesio Taping

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

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

Meet our Physical Therapist:

Stephanie French, PT, DPT

Mariah Cottrill, PT, DPT

Call 937.853.5431 for more information about Therapy Services at URS.