Physical Therapy

Our supportive physical therapists work to improve general strength, balance, mobility and coordination using a variety of treatment strategies and equipment. It is our goal for your child to access his or her daily environment (community, home, school) as independently and safely as possible. Children with a deficit in strength, balance or mobility are at risk for further general delay as they continue to grow. At ICAN we work as a team to develop an individualized treatment plan catered to the needs of both your child and your family.

Benefits of physical therapy include:

  • General strengthening
  • Improved gait pattern and lower extremity alignment during mobility for increased efficiency and pain prevention
  • Support and education for orthotic and equipment management as needed
  • Meet gross motor milestones
  • Development of home exercise program for improved carryover
  • Providing education to family and other providers to promote strengthening and gross motor development throughout your child's typical day

Diagnoses that may benefit from physical therapy include but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Brain Injury–acquired or congenital
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetic Syndromes
  • Hypotonia or Hypertonia
  • Premature birth
  • Spina Bifida
  • Torticollis

Red Flags

  • Lack of head control by 4 months
  • Not sitting independently by 9 months
  • Not pulling to stand by 12 months
  • Not walking independently by 15 months
  • Increased falls/tripping