Following evaluation, the physical therapist will develop a treatment plan designed to address the identified problem areas. Physical therapy treatments will then be initiated and may include:
- Positioning programs
- Sensory stimulation
- Stretching and flexibility exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Gross motor activities
- Functional activities, including transfers and ambulation
The physical therapist will identify any equipment needs and assist the family with obtaining appropriate items. In addition, family education / training is a priority during physical therapy sessions to ensure optimal carryover and management of the child's functional needs.
As the child prepares for discharge, the physical therapist will provide a home program and make recommendations for ongoing physical therapy services as appropriate.