Physical Therapy focuses on gross motor skills, delayed development, and injury recovery by concentrating on strengthening techniques, balance, and coordination. This type of therapy promotes achievement of skills in:
Mobility – getting from one place to another through walking, crawling, rolling
Strengthening – promotes independence in development skills like sitting, crawling, standing, rolling, walking.
Locomotor skills development – jumping, hopping, running, skipping
Transfers – moving from one position to another (standing to sitting, sitting to standing, lying to sitting)
Positioning – promotion of correct body alignment and improved functional abilities