Children are not just little adults! Paediatric physiotherapists are trained to provide therapeutic intervention within the context of the developing child. The therapists are specialised in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders or diseases.
Such needs may include:
Balance and co-ordination
Functional activities of daily living
Hip Conditions (Developmental dysplasia of the hip)
Premature Infants (Dystonia, asymmetric tonic neck reflex)
Syndromes Affecting Motor-Development (Down Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, developmental delay)
Knee Conditions (Osgood Schlatter disease, Chondromalacia patella, Osteochondritisdissecans,)
At Woodside Clinic, your child’s treatment goals and outcomes are discussed with you, the family. Your important role in the treatment circle of care will be developed through education and hands-on instruction by your therapist. Our therapists strive to develop a program which addresses your child’s varied needs.
Paediatric physiotherapy benefits children and their families and their caregivers in a number of ways. The therapy promotes activity and participation in everyday routines and increases functional independence for the child. It’s going to aid in better motor development leading to better mobility. Combined these benefits can aid in the daily caregiving of these children.