Many infants and children have difficulty moving their bodies the way they want to in everyday activities. This can be caused by delayed development, prematurity, injury, genetic disorder, a nerve/muscle condition, or simply a lack of coordination. Physical and occupational therapyhelps infants and children improvestrength, flexibility, posture, balanceand coordination so play and movement activities (gross motor skills) become easier. Physical and occupational therapy also helps make adaptations for those who need extra help to be as independent as possible.