can check if a Physiotherapist has additional Paediatric
qualifications or is a Paediatric specialist by visiting the
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website: Physio2U.
M Bill Physiotherapy has a Specialist
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy with over 22 years paediatric experience
and qualifications as an Extended Scope Practitioner, nationally and
physiotherapy is holistic in nature treating the whole child, not
just the body in isolation. Following an initial assessment of the
child's general development and specific physical difficulty, the
therapist will discuss with the parent the immediate and long term
requirements and make a plan for appropriate treatment.
paediatric physiotherapist has basic physiotherapy training but then
specialises in the knowledge of movement, development and conditions
that are likely to affect the baby and growing child. Paediatric
therapists treat from 1-day-old babies to adolescents.
may involve soft tissue massage, mobilisation, stretching,
specific therapeutic exercises and posture education. Performed gently and without
pain, physiotherapy can be a great deal of fun for both the child
and the carers/parents.
techniques are used in therapy, enthusiastic parental involvement at
home is essential for optimal long-term results.
paediatric physiotherapist can be both a guide and support. They
give advice on how to include regular massage, play and other
exercises into a child's daily life, aiming to enhance their overall
well-being and quality of life. They also offer suggestions on
appropriate footwear, toys, home and school furniture and where
necessary special equipment.
intervention is vital and many problems which may only become
increasingly apparent as your child grows up can be effectively
minimised or prevented by starting treatment early, even as early as
during their baby years.
IS A PAEDIATRIC (CHILDREN'S) PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
Orthopaedic Children's specialist is one who has decided to further
specialise in the area of bone, joints, muscles and nerves
rather than work with problems related to neuromuscular development
or the respiratory (lungs) system.
CAN THEY PROVIDE ADVICE TO?
can advise parents, carers, educational and health services teams on the child's
needs in relation to their musculoskeletal condition.
CHILDHOOD CONDITIONS CAN BE HELPED BY AN ORTHOPAEDIC PAEDIATRIC
list is endless but includes the bones, Joints, Muscles and Nervous
example; growing pains, recurrent dislocations, back and knee pain
and sporting injuries. Generally sports or traumatic injuries
on a child are managed differently to similar injuries seen on an
adult. Healing times and mechanical forces vary throughout each
stage of a child's development.
* Growing pains
* Sports Injuries
* Whiplash Associated Injuries
* Muscles, Tendons & Ligament Injuries
* Postural Problems
* Post-op & Injury Rehabilitation
* Post-op & Injury Mobility Problems
* Poor Balance
* Muscle Imbalance
of different physiotherapy interventions
exercises to be incorporated into daily living activities at home or
at school. These are often designed as games or play
/ condition specific advice
intensive clinic based exercises
/ movement analysis and recommendations
BSc Hons Physiol. Reg with Health Professions Council and CSP member. CRB Approved
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