Peadiatric physiotherapy

What is peadiactric physiotherapy?

Motor skills in newborns and children develop in great part thanks to environnemental stimulations. Playing is children’s way of learning about their body and what surrounds them. Health issues can prevent them from playing and interacting with their environment. Therefore, any child with a musculo-skeletal issue should consult a peadiatric physiotherapist who can assess the child’s motor skills and their health issue. Physiotherapist can treat musculo-skeletal issues present in children through advices and exercises.

Here are the commonly treated conditions in physiotherapy for newborns :

  • Motor-skills-acquisition delay
  • Congenital torticoli
  • Clubfoot
  • Congenital hip dysplasia (after orthopedic correction)
  • Hypotonia and hypertonia
  • Brachial plexus injury

Here are the commonly treated conditions in physiotherapy for children and teenagers :

  • Sprains
  • Pain related to fast growth
  • Walking-pattern alteration
  • Following orthopedic surgery ou fractures
  • Femero-patellar syndrome
  • Concussions
  • Shoulder instability

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