Genetic disorders could include Down syndrome, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. In looking at your child’s needs a therapist will be able to determine what course of action is best to help them reach their maximum potential.  Your physical therapist will approach your child’s care from a team approach, working with other disciplines to help your child achieve overall goals.


Physical therapy will vary depending on the nature of your child’s genetic condition. During your child’s physical therapy session, they may receive:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Balance Training
  • Vestibular Training
  • Oculomotor Training
  • Biofeedback Training
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Gait Training
  • Equipment assessment/needs assessment