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Physical Therapy Services in Des Moines, IA

 
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Children's Therapy

Physical Therapists perform activities for children to improve:

  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Walking
  • Coordination
  • Gross Motor
  • Changing Positions
 

Why is Physical Therapy recommended for Children?

Physicians recommend pediatric physical therapy for movement disorders present at birth or developed early in life. Physical therapy provides benefits for many problems including:
  • Poor head control after three months of age.
  • Stiff/rigid arms and legs.
  • Floppy or limp body posture.
  • Inability to sit up without support by eight months of age.
  • Use of only one side of the body.
  • Using only the arms to crawl.
  • Difficulty sitting and/or standing without support.
  • Frequent loss of balance.
  • Inability to jump, skip, hop or run with skill similar to peers.
  • Difficulty with hand-eye coordination tasks such as throwing and catching balls.
 
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Adult Therapy

Therapists perform activities with Adults to improve:

  • Proper body mechanics to avoid injury or re-injury
  • Exercise to treat and strengthen after injury/illness
  • Specialized treatments based on injury/illness/disability
  • Treatment after surgery or illness to regain strength and endurance
  • Recommend equipment needed for safety and comfort
  • Demonstrate treatment techniques designed for individual needs
 

Why is Physical Therapy recommended for Adults?

Physicians recommend physical therapy following a serious injury or surgery. Physical therapy provides benefits for many problems including:
 
  • Difficulty walking.
  • Back or neck pains/injuries.
  • Injury from a motor vehicle accident.
  • Rehab after surgery, including joint replacements.
  • Muscle or skeletal pain.
  • Sports-related injuries (fractures, sprains, etc.).
  • Work-related injuries (repetitive motion, etc.).
 
  • Loss of motion or strength.
  • Balance disorders.
  • Poor endurance.
  • Cardiac problems.
  • Chronic headaches.
  • Decreased function due to stroke, brain injury or disability.
 

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