Pediatric physiotherapy is the treatment for children who need to improve their motor performance, range of motion and strength, co-ordination and postural control and quality of movement. Children may need physiotherapy if they exhibit delayed motor development, have neurological conditions such as Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy or other brain injuries or have orthopedic conditions such as Club feet, Amputations, Torticollis or Plagiocephaly. They may need it for a degenerative disease such as Muscular Dystrophy or for one of many other medical syndromes. Physiotherapy can be also used for post-fracture or post-surgical rehabilitation.
Pediatric Physiotherapists work with people of varying ages from premature babies to adolescents to ensure optimal physical function and development. The aim of the paediatric physiotherapist is to provide a program that the children will enjoy, while encouraging them to participate and become independent.
The role of the pediatric physiotherapist is to assess the referred child and give parents and/or carers advice regarding handling, positioning and treatment through play and/or exercise. Physiotherapists work closely with families, carers, teachers, doctors and other health professionals. The approach is holistic and practical, with an emphasis on gross motor function and posture. For better outcomes and most effective treatment results, early referral is the key (before eight months).
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