Paediatric Physiotherapy treatment is an evidence-based therapy, committed to optimising a child's movement. It is achieved by gaining the best muscle and joint function available in the growing body. In the growing child, bone growth may outperform muscle growth, and problems can arise that require an understanding of these and other such factors.
Unlike adults who have completed their growth period, children may have specific needs relating to their physical development, which can benefit from the specialised approach a physiotherapist working in paediatrics can provide. Physio for Kids is a specialised professional physiotherapy service by Pediatricians, experienced in the treatment of babies, children and adolescents.
Children may have developmental, neurological, respiratory or musculoskeletal difficulties and paediatric physiotherapists are well equipped to assess and treat a wide range of such conditions in partnership with the child and their parents. These conditions can be the result of illness, disability or injury and may include acute soft tissue injuries such as muscle strains, ligament sprains and joint injuries, fractures and leg-lengthening procedures, congenital conditions such as talipes equinovarus (CTEV) where the feet are abnormally positioned, developmental conditions such as cerebral palsy (CP) and Down's syndrome, difficulties coordinating movement, breathing problems such as asthma and cystic fibrosis (CF), physical and learning disabilities, developmental delays in the achievement of head control, sitting balance, crawling and walking skills. Neuro physiotherapy exercises are practiced for enhancing the muscle and joint functions.