Paediatric Physiotherapy

paediatric physiotherapy

PAEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY & REHABILITATION

An emphasis of paediatric physiotherapy is on the gross motor function and posture of a child. The role of the physiotherapist is to assess the child and give parents advice regarding handling, positioning and treatment through play and exercise in a holistic and practical manner.

Most common paediatric conditions:

> Cerebral palsy
> Developmental delay
> Genetic conditions
> Spina bifida
> Muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy
> Brachial plexus lesions
> Juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA)
> Postural problems - torticollis, scoliosis
> Post trauma injuries, such as fractures, sports injuries, post orthopaedic surgery
> Juvenile chronic arthritis and related conditions
> Burns and plastic surgery
> Limb deficiency conditions
> Chronic pain

Children Physiotherpy service