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What is Pediatric Physiotherapy?

Paediatric physiotherapists assist youngsters in reaching their full physical potential. They are experts in the mobility, development, and conditions that are likely to impact a baby or growing child, and they treat infants as young as one day old up to adolescents.



How does Pediatric Physiotherapy works?

The treatment and care of newborns and children is referred to as paediatric physiotherapy. Paediatric physiotherapists bring their physiotherapy expertise to the table, as well as a wealth of knowledge and experience in child development and developmental problems.


What are the common conditions treated in Pediatric Physiotherapy?

Pediatric physiotherapy is simply the delivery of physiotherapy services to children and youth, from birth to about 18 years of age.



Cerebral Palsy or Other Movement Disorders

Torticollis

Toe Walking

Other conditions that can be treated by paediatric physiotherapy also include:

  • Acquired Brain Injury

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • Down Syndrome

  • Gross motor delay

  • Weight challenges


Benefits of Pediatric Physiotherapy

  • The range of motion of a joint refers to how far it can bend or straighten.

  • Strength - strength in the face of gravity Balance — the ability to keep oneself from falling by maintaining balance (tilting and righting responses)

  • Reflexes are automatic reflexes that are most noticeable in neonates (palmar grasp, positive support, asymmetrical tonic neck reflex [ATNR] and labyrinthine)

  • The alignment of the body in various positions is referred to as posture.

  • Tone is a muscle's innate resistance.


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