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PEDIATRIC

PHYSIOTHERAPY

What Pediatric Physiotherapy can address?

Orthopedic and muscular skeletal conditions: 

Growth related conditions such as :

  • Osgood schlatter's,

  • Sever's

  • Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome

Congenital differences such as : 

  • Flat feet (pes plants) 

  • Knock Knee (genu valgus) 

  • Bow legged ( genu verum) 

  • Pigeon toed (intoeing)

  • Duck feet (outoeing) 

General muscular skeletal conditions such as : 

  • Muscle imbalance 

  • Overuse injury 

  • Poor posture 

  • Torticollis

  • Birth injury (e.i. shoulder dystocia, erbs palsy) 

Neurological disease and complications: 

  • Cerebral palsy 

  • Muscular dystrophy 

  • Congenital club food

  • Contractures

  • Hypotonia 

  • Hypertonia 

  • Gross motor delay

What do Pediatric Physiotherapists do?

Teaching parents how to do gentle and safe stretch with babies and children. 

Teaching adolescent how to safely return to exercise and sports after an injury or pain episode.

How to help the body to adapt to growth. 

How to modify activity according to physiological differences. 

How to modify training to enable safe participation.  

 

Home exercise program (easy to follow) that fits in the daily life and family schedule (20 minutes a day, 5 days a week) with minimal equipment. 

 

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function in those affected by injury, illness or disability Chartered Society for Physiotherapists, UK (2013). Physiotherapist address the cause of the problem as opposed to only treating the symptoms. Through movement, exercise, manual therapy, education and advice physiotherapist helps restore your physical health.

Physiotherapy is not limited to a specific age group, physiotherapists will see children, adults and the elderly.

 

Whilst some physiotherapy treatment may be passive, treatment will promote independence and self management of treatment.

Physiotherapy is a multi-factorial evidenced based approach, which uses assessment and treatment techniques designed to look at the ‘whole person’, and not just a particular body part.

 

The physiotherapists at Perfect Balance Rehabilitation Centre use detailed and thorough assessment technique influenced by their knowledge, training, patient experience, and science.

 

Physiotherapists use a variety of treatment techniques including but not limited to:​

massage and tissues mobilisation, taping, stretching, posture assessment, dry needling, acupuncture, trigger point release, rehabilitation progression program, ultrasound electrotherapy, GAIT analysis, manual therapy. 

Stay active, play and participate in everyday life. 

Physiotherapy can help at any time of your life, whether it be a child who has fallen and broken their arm, or an adult who spends long hours working at a desk, in preparation for a sporting event, in preparation of after child birth, or later on in life, when osteoarthritis may be affecting your joints. It is never too late to have a physiotherapy assessment.

 

What are the aims of Perfect Balance physiotherapy?

We help you find your perfect balance