Physical Therapy -> Strength


Physical therapists use strength training exercises to improve mobility, manage pain and chronic conditions, recovery from injury, and/or prevent future injury or chronic disease. A PT will work with the patient to develop a personalized plan to strengthen muscles, improve the cardiovascular system, control body weight, benefit mental health, encourage socialization, and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

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Goal Bank

  • Jane will demonstrate normalized head shape without facial asymmetries by 8 months of age while tolerating 30-60 minutes of mobility, soft tissue mobilization, and developmental positioning at 5 consecutive PT visits in order to improve torticollis and plagiocephaly. 1
  • Tynisha will demonstrate independent standing within 8-10 minutes for 4/5 trials while holding toys in hands with no loss of balance over 8 therapy sessions to demonstrate strength and balance. 2

Reference links

  • Physical Therapy and Exercise 1 Author: ChoosePT - Physical therapists are movement experts who can develop a safe individualized exercise plan for you, whether your goal is to manage your weight or combat the effects of conditions such as obesity and
  • Your Child’s Early Development is a Journey 1 Author: Centers For Disease Control and Prevention - Skills such as taking the first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. Click on the age of your child to see the milestones: