Paediatric physiotherapists can help with a variety children's health issues
Paediatric physiotherapy can help with a variety of conditions in the areas of musculoskeletal / orthopaedic, neurological / developmental and cardiorespiratory health of children. Paediatric physiotherapists work closely with paediatricians and other therapists to achieve optimal outcomes for children and their families. They can help children attain realistic goals, enabling them to achieve their best at home, at school and in the playground.
What do paediatric physiotherapists do?
Paediatric physiotherapists work with sporting injuries, motor coordination issues, conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida and spinal conditions such as scoliosis. They also work with children with special needs including cerebral palsy, Asperger’s syndrome, autism, sensory processing difficulties, Down syndrome, chromosomal disorders and any condition that causes sensori-motor difficulties.
Conditions treated by paediatric physiotherapists
Some babies are born with concerns such as torticollis (wry neck), hip dysplasia, low or high tone, birth trauma to the head (forceps or vacuum extraction) developmental delay and many other special concerns. It is always better to start early as it is during these early stages of development that the foundations are laid for life-long movement patterns and learning. Sessions with parents and babies will focus on touch and movement so parents will learn ways to handle, hold, touch and move with their babies to facilitate their motor, sensory, social and cognitive development.
Body Organics for paediatric health practitioners
Body Organics is a multidisciplinary practice, so your paediatric physiotherapist can collaborate with our other children’s health care professionals, for example a paediatric speech pathologist or paediatric occupational therapist. This integrative approach often results in faster, more effective treatment and recovery from a range of conditions.