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How Physiotherapy Might Support Your Child’s Development

When thinking of physiotherapy, many picture treatments for injured joints or stiff muscles. However, the reach of physiotherapy extends far beyond the realm of treating pain in grown-ups. 

Did you know children can benefit from physiotherapy care as much as adults?

As parents, we want our children to grow up healthy, strong and happy, but sometimes, our little ones may face physical challenges or injuries that could hinder their development. Growing up can place significant stress on our children’s systems. 

This is where physiotherapy for children comes in. 

What does physiotherapy for children involve?

Children are often active, curious, and constantly on the move as they explore the world around them. Unfortunately, some children might experience injuries or physical challenges affecting their growth and development.

Your child’s physiotherapist will begin by assessing your child and tailoring an individualised treatment plan to suit them. Our approach revolves around implementing small, manageable changes rather than a rigid set of exercises, recognising that keeping the attention of little ones can sometimes be challenging. We aim to make therapy engaging and enjoyable.

We also work closely with you as parents and caregivers, empowering you with the knowledge and tools needed to support your child’s development and well-being at home.

Treatments for your child may aim to:

  • Strengthen muscles
  • Improve coordination and balance
  • Prevent further damage 
  • Improve circulation
  • Increase mobility
  • Make everyday tasks easier

Children’s physiotherapy to address a variety of concerns

Here are some common reasons parents from our community bring their children to see us:

Dancing and Gymnastics-Related Injuries

It’s no secret that dance and gymnastics can be physically demanding. Unfortunately, they can sometimes lead to injuries. We focus on

  • Strengthening muscles
  • Enhancing flexibility
  • Teaching injury prevention strategies

It’s like safe tumble techniques and proper jumping and landing skills to minimise the risk of injury or damage. Physiotherapy aims to help your child continue pursuing their passion safely and confidently.


Sports Injuries

Participation in sports is an excellent way for your child to stay active and learn essential life skills. However, some sports may come with a heightened risk of injuries. Whether it’s a sprained ankle or a muscle strain, physiotherapy can support rehabilitation and teach preventive measures tailored to your child’s sport, reducing the risk of future injuries.

Fracture Management

Dealing with a fracture can be a challenging experience. Post-fracture physiotherapy can play an important role in recovery. Treatment will focus on

  • Regaining strength
  • Mobility
  • Confidence after injury

When necessary, we work closely with orthopaedic specialists to ensure your child’s holistic well-being.

Postural or Scoliosis-Related Pain

It can be hard to get children away from their screens. Unfortunately, hours hunched over screens could lead to postural issues or discomfort. Children’s physiotherapy can address these problems, offering treatments to relieve back and neck pain.

We also teach postural awareness and exercises to promote long-term spine health. Early intervention can significantly impact the long-term management of your child’s scoliosis and maximise their physical well-being in cases of scoliosis.

Continence Issues and Constipation

Some children may experience continence issues or constipation, which can be distressing for both parents and kids. If left unaddressed, these problems can progress, making it crucial to seek timely care. Our physiotherapist, Alina, is passionate about working with children’s pelvic floor conditions. Physiotherapy programs can target your child’s continence and constipation-related concerns.

Why Choose Physionorth?

Physionorth is committed to helping your child reach their full potential by addressing physical difficulties, improving movement, and supporting development throughout their childhood. 

Please get in touch with our team if you’d like to learn more about how your children could benefit from physiotherapy.

*All information is general and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Physionorth can consult with you to confirm whether this advice is right.



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