Physical Therapy: Trunk and lower extremity musculoskeletal assessment

Proper lower limb mechanics, leg length, and foot position are assessed and treated to enhance safety and mobility. Physical therapists also recommend, evaluate and monitor prosthetic and orthotic devices in collaboration with the orthotist and doctor. Aerobic exercises help promote muscular endurance. Stretching exercises are given for muscles that are short and tight. Strengthening exercises are given for those muscles long and weak.