How Can Pediatric physiotherapy Help My Child?

What is pediatric physiotherapy?

Pediatric physiotherapy is a branch of physical therapy that concentrates on the musculoskeletal system of the pediatric patients. The purpose of this therapy is to promote growth and healing in children. It entails rehabilitation and exercise programs for pain management, range of motion, strength, flexibility, and bone structure. This field is gaining increasing importance because many children who suffer from orthopedic conditions are unable to move or perform physical activities on their own. In such cases, pediatric physiotherapy plays an important role.

 

Aims of our pediatric physiotherapy department

Pediatric physiotherapy often aims at addressing musculoskeletal issues in conjunction with physical therapy and orthopedic treatment. A physical therapist usually provides support and guidance to children with orthopedic conditions. Physiotherapists use various techniques and tools to provide therapeutic services to children with different conditions and ailments. Some of the common therapies that they provide are massage, heat treatment, electrical stimulation, manual resistance training, and ultrasound therapy.

 

This form of therapy is used to treat a broad range of disorders and diseases in pediatric populations. It can help prevent or slow down the degenerative process of physical aging. As people grow older, the rate of physical disability increases dramatically. Pediatric physiotherapy therefore aims at preventing and slowing down the onset of disability in children.

 

Benefits of pediatric physiotherapy department

This form of therapy has multiple benefits. It is specifically used for the treatment of conditions such as muscular skeletal ailments, cardiopulmonary conditions, and pediatric autoimmune diseases. Orthopedic issues that can be addressed through this therapy include lower limb muscular cramps, varicose veins, hamstring pullages, osteoarthritis, hip joint hyperplasia, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and spinal cord compression associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Physiotherapy can help patients with conditions such as severe arthritis, traumatic spinal cord injuries, congenital heart defects, and cerebral palsy. Furthermore, orthopedic conditions are frequently treatable through physiotherapy.

Pediatric physiotherapy is usually part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program for a pediatric patient with a physical condition. Rehabilitation programs often use massage techniques in addition to stretching exercises and manual resistance training. Physical therapists can assist the physical therapist in coordinating exercise regimes with rehabilitative exercises that are specific to the condition being treated.

 

This therapy can be used to improve movement in the legs, hips, arms, hands, and trunk.  This treatment can prevent atrophy of the muscles and can improve joint mechanics.