What is Pediatric physiotherapy
Paediatric physiotherapists work with people of varying ages from premature babies to adolescents to ensure optimal physical function and development. Like all physiotherapists, they are concerned with movement, co-ordination, posture and the cardiorespiratory system. The aim of the paediatric physiotherapist is to provide a program that the client will enjoy, while encouraging them to participate and become independent.
Paediatric physiotherapists aim to minimise the effects of physical impairment to promote optimum function and musculoskeletal development. Advice on activities and stretches offered by the physiotherapist can assist in maintaining full range of movement and prevention of contracture.
Types of Pediatric Physiotherapy
- Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
- Joint and soft tissue mobilizations.
- Strength training.
- Functional balance training.
- Coordination exercises.
- Gait training.
- Endurance training.
- Sports skills training.
What our PEDEATRIC physiotherapist treat?
Pediatric Conditions treated at the Acme Physiotherapy include:
- Sports Injuries & General Orthopedic Conditions
- Developmental Delay/Gross motor development delays
- Post-Concussion syndromes, Dizziness, and Vertigo
- Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
HOW WE DO IT
Our Paediatric physiotherapists have training and experience which make them specialists in children’s conditions and their management. They deliver assessment, treatment, advice and education to parents and other carers, thereby enabling them better to understand the needs of the child and participate in therapy.
Our fully insured Physiotherapists will use a variety of evidence based therapies and treatments to tackle the problems your child faces.
Our client focused Paediatric Physiotherapists will endeavour to liaise with other agencies and colleagues from other disciplines aiming to provide coordinated services to the family, supporting you throughout your child’s treatment.
what are benefits of pEDEATRIC physiotherapy
- Achievement of physical milestones such as sitting, crawling and standing
- Improved independence in activities of daily living
- Improved posture, muscle strength, balance and coordination
- Improved confidence
A Neurodevelopmental assessment looks at the spontaneous posture and movement of your child in regard to age appropriateness, movement quantity and movement quality. It will test and reveal any changes in muscle tone, primitive and postural reflexes as well as muscle length and muscle strength.
This assessment will help decide if and what kind of treatment your child needs. It will help set goals for your child and measure your child’s progress and achievements.
If you are unsure about the development of your baby, if it feels too floppy or stiff or doesn’t reach the expected milestones in time, you should consider coming for a Neuro-developmental assessment.
A musculo-skeletal assessment examines joint mobility, movement range, muscle length and strength as well as the symmetry of posture.
The findings of the assessment will enable conclusions about the musculoskeletal effect on posture and movement and help to decide appropriate treatment modalities.
This assessment is often used to assess acute injuries, joint or postural problems. Parts of this assessment are also included in a Neuro-Developmental assessment.