Physical therapy may be recommended for infants, in order to recover from the process of delivery, particularly if they suffered a birth injury. Physical therapy can assist with encouraging age-appropriate developmental milestones in babies. It can also manage and reduce pain for infants, especially if there is an underlying condition such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy. Physical therapy is a proven method for promoting muscle tone/control, balance, and increased strength and flexibility. Physical therapists use specialized tools and/or exercise machines during office visits, but often also recommend incorporating home exercises to the treatment regimen.