To start, an individualized care plan is developed. The recommended plan is designed to improve flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance to achieve optimal physical function. Physical therapists: -Teach you proper posture and body mechanics for common daily activities to relieve pain and improve function. -Show you how to properly use assistive devices such as walkers and canes. -Recommend different treatment options, such as braces and splints to support joints, shoe inserts to relieve stress on the lower extremities, and hot and cold therapy to ease joint pain and stiffness. -Suggest modifications to your environment, such as ergonomic chairs or a cushioned mat in your kitchen, to relieve pain and improve function.