Physical Therapy is a recognized health care profession that is dedicated to helping infants, children and adults become more independent with daily living skills. Physical Therapists help children and adults improve or restore motor and mobility skills. For adults, this may mean increased or restored independence in the home, community and/or work environment; for children, this may mean improved play skills and/or improved balance and coordination skills to join their peers.
The Physical Therapist may recommend mobility devices to promote an individual’s level of independence and improve the individual’s quality of life.
All of our Physical Therapists are licensed in New York State and have received degrees from accredited colleges. Physical Therapists provide evaluation and treatment services.
The Physical Therapist evaluates the individual’s ability to perform gross motor skills (such as sitting, walking, running), postural assessment, muscle strength, joint range of motion (flexibility), balance and coordination. Physical Therapy treatment typically includes hand-on therapeutic intervention to promote or restore motor skills and improve strength, movement, balance and/or coordination.
Physical Therapists may recommend lower extremity orthotics to support joints and/or improve functional skills. Physical Therapists may also recommend equipment such as canes, walkers and wheelchairs to increase safety and improve functional mobility skills.
In addition, Physical Therapists provide training and education for individuals or family members and/or care givers. Daily home activities to promote each individual’s skills are encouraged.