Paediatric physiotherapy is the provision of rehabilitation for those aged 0-18. Our paediatric physiotherapists specialise in the care of children with neurological disorders (affecting the brain/spinal cord) and musculoskeletal disorders (affecting joints, soft tissues and muscles.)
At Macclesfield Physio our physiotherapists have extensive experience in treating a large range of paediatric conditions and strive to gain a child's maximum potential.
Here are just some of the paediatric conditions our physiotherapists commonly treat:
Our paediatric physiotherapists work towards gaining a child's optimum function, mobility and independence for an overall improved quality of life.
- Traumatic brain injury
- Acquired brain injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spinal cord injury
- Down's Syndrome
- Joint pains
- Growing pains
- Muscle pain/tightness
- Hyper mobility
- Gait dysfunction
- Juvenile arthritis
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Respiratory problems
- Flat feet
Paediatric physiotherapy treatment
There are a number of paediatric physiotherapy treatments available. Your treatment plan will be individually devised by your physiotherapist depending on your problem and findings from your initial assessment. Physiotherapy may be the solution to a short term problem or management of a long term condition.
Paediatric physiotherapy treatment available includes:
Our paediatric physiotherapy team also closely liaise with occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and orthotists. Our therapists also ensure liaison with parents and carers to advise on handling techniques, exercise programmes and positioning.
- Strengthening, stretching and balance exercises
- Play therapy
- Soft tissue massage
- Functional activity and mobility practice
- Functional electrical stimulation
- Advice on adaptations and equipment such as seating, mobility aids and orthotics
Benefits of paediatric physiotherapy
Paediatric physiotherapy can bring many benefits to different aspects of a child's life.
Here are some of the benefits of paediatric physiotherapy:
- Improvement in function and movement quality
- Increased muscle strength
- Reduced pain
- Increased range of movement
- Increased balance and co-ordination
- Increased independence and confidence
- Improved gait
- Achievement of developmental milestones
If you would like to book a paediatric assessment or if you would like to speak to one of our paediatric physiotherapists please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01625 32 67 32 today.
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