Infants can benefit significantly from physical therapy. Premature infants may need physical therapy to promote motor development. Certain congenital and acquired conditions require PT as well such as torticollis, cerebral palsy, scoliosis, brachial plexus injuries and hip dysplasia.
Physical therapy is frequently a component of appropriate child development. Physical therapists can help a baby or toddler who may be struggling to hit motor milestones.
The Young Athlete
From the little league fields to the university courts, physical therapy will be with a young athlete every shot, pitch, spike or serve. Physical therapy can not only rehabilitate an athlete following injury, but also work with athletes to prevent injuries before they occur.
Pregnancy and Postpartum
Pregnancy can wreak havoc on a woman’s body. Physical therapy can help manage symptoms such as sciatica and back pain during pregnancy as well as restore the body after delivery. Physical therapists can address pelvic floor and incontinence that are common following childbirth.
Work Related Injuries
Physical therapy can help prevent a work injury from turning in to a life long disability. Rehabilitating following an injury at work often improves the long term outcomes.
The Weekend Warrior
Sometimes the aging body cannot keep up with the weekend conquests it had previously endured. Physical therapy can treat those weekend warrior injuries and keep you in the activities you enjoy.
Degenerative joints or discs are a common part of the aging process. Physical therapy can work with patients to lessen the effects of degenerative joints and restore function.
Aging can lead to a decrease in mobility due to balance and endurance deficits. Physical therapy can address these changes, decrease symptoms, and increase mobility for aging patients.
Care for Loved Ones
Physical therapy can help to keep aging loved ones independent and mobile for longer. The greater the time a loved one can remain independent, the less of an impact on the caregiver, and the better the quality of remaining time together.
Physical Therapy is for Everyone
From infancy, through the working life and as function becomes impaired by the aging process, physical therapy can decrease symptoms and restore function each step of the way.
Live Your Best Life
No matter your stage in life, let physical therapy help you live it to the fullest. Call Bourassa and Associates today.