Physical therapists help individuals reach their maximum potential for functional independence through assessment, examination, promotion of health and wellness and implementation of a wide variety of interventions.
For adults, a physical therapist will examine an individual and develop a treatment plan that may include treating flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, balance and gait. The plan almost always includes an exercise program that you can do at home on your own. Your physical therapist will also try to reduce any pain or swelling that may be hindering your recovery. Goals may include helping you with walking, transferring in many different situations, getting in and out of bed, walking up and down stairs and achieving everyday tasks of daily living.
For pediatric therapy, parents and families play a very important role in their child’s development. The physical therapist works very closely with the family and other medical, educational and community specialists to promote an individualized program and enhance development. The physical therapist’s primary focus is to facilitate motor development and function, improve strength and promote independence.
Pediatric physical therapists may provide the following services at Stanley Jones & Associates (SJA) clinic or in a home care situation:
- Movement and mobility
- Adapting toys for play
- Home or equipment adaptations
- Balance and coordination
- Tone management
- Motor learning
- Developmental activities
- Activities of daily living
At Stanley Jones & Associates, we have physical therapists that specialize in treating geriatric clients in home care and we have physical therapists that specialize in only treating children. Many of our therapists have years of experience and continuing education in their areas of expertise. At SJA, you can be assured that your potential is always our priority.
For more information, please call SJA at (507) 288-0064 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org