Physical Therapists work to help individuals develop, maintain, or return to as normal a pattern of movement and functioning as possible. They see individuals who have problems which affect their ability to walk or move about in a functional manner due to weakness, injury, joint limitation, or issues related to developmental disabilities.

After evaluation to identify specific needs, the physical therapist may provide:

  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Joint range of motion
  • Muscle re-education
  • Pain management
  • Mobility training
  • Therapeutic exercise to improve strength and endurance
  • Training with a walker, cane, wheelchair, or special brace
  • Balance training
  • Range of motion
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Orthotic/prosthetic training
  • Wheelchair mobility
  • Gait training
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Functional mobility training
  • Transfer training