What do PTs treat?

Specific challenges Physical Therapists may address

  • Abnormal gait pattern
  • Asymmetrical movement patterns
  • Body and safety awareness
  • Core or lower extremity weakness
  • Decreased flexibility and decreased range of motion
  • High or low muscle tone
  • Delayed developmental milestones
  • Lack of coordination, balance difficulties, frequent falling
  • Overall decreased strength and endurance
  • Poor posture
  • Pain, including knee, back, foot, etc.

Diagnoses PTs might work with

  • Amputations
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Concussion
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Developmental Delay / Infant Prematurity
  • Down Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Stroke
  • Toe Walking
  • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly (Head Flatness)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury