For general info about physical therapy for adults click here Physical therapy for infants and children : A Pediatric Physiotherapist offers early intervention for children who may have neurological and developmental delays as well as sensory impairments related to hearing and vision. Physiotherapy also helps children with biomechanical, positional and sports injuries. Some examples of common concerns that parents may have include:
Children who have difficulties with coordination, balance, walking and running
Frequent falls, poor balance and coordination
Children and teenagers who have any sports related injuries
Children with poor posture or children who complain of frequent muscular pain
Respiratory problems such as cystic fibrosis or asthma;
The role of the pediatric physiotherapist is to assess the referred child and give parents and/or carers advice regarding handling, positioning and treatment through play and/or exercise. Physiotherapists work closely with families, carers, teachers, doctors and other health professionals. The approach is holistic and practical, with an emphasis on gross motor function and posture.