What is Paediatric Physiotherapy?
Paediatric physiotherapists help children to achieve their optimal physical development. They have specialist knowledge in the movement, development, and conditions that are likely to affect the baby and a growing child.
Our assessment looks at the child’s posture, gait, strength, tone, joint range of movement and their gross motor skills.
The physiotherapist will discuss goals with the child and parents. A treatment programme will then be devised aimed at achieving these goals. From the assessment, a specific treatment programme is tailored to the child’s individual needs and goals. It is essential that treatment is age-appropriate and fun to ensure good compliance and to enable integration into the child’s daily routine.
Benefits from Physiotherapy
Children can especially benefit from working with a Physiotherapy early on in life so that they can maximize strength and mobility while they are young or slow the progress of the degenerative disease. If your child has one of the following conditions, physical therapy may be something that can help them reduce pain, increase mobility, and gain independence.