How can physio help your child?
Home Physio Group is delighted to offer a paediatric home visiting physio service.
Our physiotherapists have specialist skills in treating children and teenagers with a variety of conditions. These include:
- Musculoskeletal conditions (growing pains, sports injuries)
- Orthopaedic conditions (broken bones and following surgery)
- Neurological conditions (such as Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Disorders)
- Developmental Delay (Preterm and Premature babies and Global Developmental Delay)
- Respiratory problems (Cystic Fibrosis and Asthma)
Being seen by a specialist paediatric physiotherapist is key to help aid your child’s recovery.
Your physio’s role
- If your child is suffering from pain or mobility issues, our physiotherapist will assess your child’s problem extensively
- Assessment will include looking at their muscle strength, posture, coordination, balance, flexibility, and chest (if it is a respiratory issue)
- Part of the assessment will involve looking at how your child’s problems is affecting their home and school life
- Your physiotherapist will work towards short- and long-term goals and put a treatment plan in place
- If another therapist (such as an OT or a speech and language therapist) is working closely with your child, your physio may choose to work closely with them to provide a holistic treatment approach
- Ultimately, your physiotherapist’s aim is to help your child restore ‘normal’ movement
- This may be to ease pain, strengthen muscles, improve range of movement, mobility, and posture
- There are a range of treatment techniques that can be used that can be “hands on” such as massage or stretches and “hands off” such as prescribed exercises
- Your physiotherapist will always provide you and your child with a personalised rehabilitation programme