Physical Therapy

What is physical therapy?

Physical TherapyPhysical therapy services at Helping Hands focus on enhancing mobility, improving strength, endurance, balance, and coordination for greater independence in the home and community. Physical therapy works to provide your child with a strong core and stable base of support so other skills can develop.  Our physical therapists target the underlying deficits while utilizing creative techniques and a playful approach.

Physical therapy services address the following areas:

  • Posture
  • Gait
  • Muscle tone
  • Muscle strength
  • Balance/coordination
  • Gross motor skills
  • Endurance

Physical therapists treat the following conditions:

  • Torticollis/plagiocephaly
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Tonal differences (hypertonia/hypotonia)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Neurological conditions (cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, spina bifida)
  • Developmental delay/disability
  • Coordination disorders/Dyspraxia
  • Orthopedic conditions (scoliosis, post-fracture, post-surgery, injuries)
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cardiopulmonary disorders

Your child may benefit from physical therapy services if they:

  • Exhibit delays in early gross motor milestones (rolling, sitting, crawling, walking)
  • Trip often
  • Toe walk
  • Have difficulty with jumping, hopping, skipping
  • Exhibit poor posture
  • Fatigue quickly
  • Have poor balance
  • Lack coordination
  • Exhibit an immature/awkward walking pattern

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Without a doubt, I can say that Helping Hands has been instrumental in our girl's progress and has made a profound, life long impact on our family. Thank you Helping Hands!!
Dave B.

185 S. Marley Rd. New Lenox, IL 60451