Paediatric physiotherapy can be used to assess and treat babies, infants and children who present with some form of impaired physical development or movement dysfunction.
Not all children who are assessed will require therapy. Sometimes it is only necessary to reassure parents that their child’s physical signs are within normal limits. If there is a problem, active intervention will be implemented by giving parents and care givers a programme of positioning, handling, exercises and education. The aim is to facilitate good, normal and well co-ordinated movement using activities of daily living and play.
Conditions treated include:
- Torticollis (the head is held to one side)
- Plagiocephaly (flat head)
- Delayed motor development
- Co-odination problems
- Low tone
- Intoeing and Outtoeing
- Cerebral dysfunction
Adolescents presenting with scoliosis or back and neck pain may be given a programme of stretches, exercises and posture correction aiming to correct or improve spinal alignment and facilitate normal muscle function. More serious cases may be referred to a medical specialist for review.
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