WHAT IS PEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Pediatric physiotherapy, also known as pediatric physical therapy, is a specialized field of physical therapy that focuses on addressing the unique needs of children from infancy through adolescence. Pediatric physiotherapists work with children who have developmental, neurological, musculoskeletal, and other conditions that affect their movement, coordination, strength, and balance.
The primary goal of pediatric physiotherapy is to help children reach their maximum potential in terms of physical function, independence, and participation in daily activities. This is achieved through a range of evidence-based interventions, such as exercises, manual therapy, functional training, and the use of assistive devices.
Pediatric physiotherapists work closely with children, their families, and other healthcare professionals to create individualized treatment plans that address each child's specific needs and goals. They may also provide education and support to families on how to promote their child's development and manage their condition at home.
WHY SHOULD I SEE A PEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPIST AT ABSOLUTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS?
At Absolute Health and Wellness, our focus is on making sure your child is feels comfortable, and well taken care of. Our only prerogative is to ensure the top notch care for your child.
You'll always have 1-on-1 treatments with a registered physiotherapist, and it will always be with the same physiotherapist.
COMMONLY TREATED CONDITIONS
- Cerebral palsy
- Spina bifida
- Muscular dystrophy
- Developmental delays
- Orthopedic injuries
- Sports-related injuries
Early intervention is particularly important in pediatric physiotherapy, as it can help prevent or minimize the long-term effects of many conditions and improve a child's quality of life.