Conditions Treated

 

A number of different assessment and treatment techniques are used depending on the problem presented. Your physiotherapist will explain to you the treatments that they are using and why, as they are carried out. All aims of paediatric physiotherapy are to assist the child to :

  • Reduce pain/discomfort

  • Improve function and independence

  • Increase strength and stability

  • Assist in better postural alignment and movement patterns

  • Learn strategies to cope with abnormal movement patterns

  • Prevent any secondary complications often associated with growth

  • Educate in order to increase understanding of the presenting problem(s). 

Any physical presentation that impacts your child's physical health, or that gibes you cause for concern, can be assessed. In all cases, we will be able to advise if it is suitable to see a physiotherapist or whether help from another professional is required. 

Examples of types of conditions treated -

  • Neuro-developmental/motor delay, including work with pre-term infants

  • Neurological conditions ie: Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida

  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder and balance difficulties, including Dyspraxia

  • Hypermobility/lax ligaments

  • Undiagnosed genetic/congenital conditions

  • Orthopaedic postural impairment ie: post-fracture complications

  • Musculoskeletal/pain problems in the developing child