Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy


What is the Service?
The physical therapy services provided by the Mind and Motion Center focuses on addressing gross motor functioning, participation in sports, endurance, and mobility. The average age range of individuals coming to physical therapy at the Mind and Motion Center is from a year to 21 years of age, primarily focused on younger children. Treatments are attuned to the needs of the client as well as what is typical to maintain functioning for that specific age group. For younger children, under 3 years of age, treatments focus on rolling, sitting, walking, and other developmental milestone training. School bound age children and adolescents work on meeting goals such as developing mobility skills like jumping, learning how to ride a bike, climbing the stairs, and running. Adults usually focus on a higher level of balance, coordination, and endurance. Physical therapy is also offered for sports injuries, orthopedics, ankle sprains, rotary cuff issues, and neurological training to help strength train both sides of the body to maintain balance of body.

Our personal views of the Service:
The primary goal for physical therapy is to have the client become able to actively engage in activities that would promote independence and engagement in physical activities of interest. By working with specific and broad goals, the physical therapist would be able to design an individual unique therapeutic plan, and implement stepping stones from beginning of treatments to the end of treatments. When following the treatment plan, the client would be able to learn key points to help them function independently and with as little restrictions as possible. Individual and family goals and training would need to be implemented to maintain successful outcomes. At the end of the treatment, the client would be able to participate in community sports without restrictions and have the ability to keep up with individuals their age.

Specific Techniques Employed:
Every client is different. The treatment plan is based on the goals and needs of the client. The physical therapist customizes treatments in increments in order to gradually work up to the ultimate goal. Usually, a combination approach is taken between; core development, coordination and strength drills, ball play, motor planning, setting up and executing four to five step activities, and neurological training.

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