The area of Paediatric Physiotherapy is a unique specialisation and therefore it is recommended you see a Physiotherapist with specific training in the area.Our experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist is fully trained to treat babies through to adolescents, providing thorough assessment of your child’s condition and developing a personalised programme suitable for your child and their lifestyle.

 

In majority of long term disorders e.g. Cerberal palsy there is chance of functional recovery based on level of lesion and this is due to neuro plasticity , neuroplasticity basically refers to the ability of the brain to rewire or reorganize itself after injury. Various studies over the past decade have shown that the adult/child brain can "rewire" itself when damaged. Studies have also shown that the brain can create new neurons, a phenomenon called neurogenesis. These new neurons require support from neighboring cells, blood supply, and connection with other neurons to survive.

 

Rehabilitation involving neuroplasticity principles requires consistent repetition of task and task specific therapy to be effective for better function.What this means is that going to see your therapist for a one hour visit (or even a 3 hour visit) is not enough to lead to neuroplastic changes in the brain. It's up to the patient to make the most of recovery by continuously using the injured parts of the body and mind outside of therapy sessions in everyday life.

 

If any of the peadiatric conditions mentioned that may be relevent to you do not hesitate to contact us by email, phone or our CONTACT US page, to discuss the individual issues affecting you and your family. We offer a free initial consultation to you to decide.

 

 

 

 

 

Paediatric Conditions Treated

 

 

Cerebral Palsy

 

Infantile Hemiplegia

 

Global Developmental Delay

 

Downs Syndromme

 

Hypotonicity with hyperlaxity

 

Bells/Facial Palsy

 

Cystic Fibrosis

 

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus

 

Erbs Palsy

 

Congenital Syndromes

 

Muscular Dystrophy

 

Acquired Brain Injury

 

Meningitis/Encephalitits

 

Other Orthopeadic Conditions

 

Developmental Coordination Disorder

 

Flat feet/Pes Planus