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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a clinical health science and profession that aims to rehabilitate and improve people with movement disorders by using evidence-based, natural methods such as exercise,motivation, and adaptive equipment.

Who is a physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist is a health professional trained to ‚Äčassess and treat a variety of conditions that affect the physical function of adults and children. Physiotherapists are often referred to as 'movement specialists'. Physiotherapists who are trained particularly to work with children and adolescents are Paediatric Physiotherapists. Physiotherapists study medical science subjects such as anatomy, neuroscience and physiology to develop skills and attitudes necessary for health education and ; prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with physical disorders and disabilities.

When does a child need physiotherapy?

Many children, particularly those with special needs, have some movement days functions. These can manifest as poor posture, clumsiness, low muscle tone, in coordination, and lack of fluidity of movement. All of these may be quite low grade but can be identified by a therapist experienced in movement.

How do they work? 

The practice of Physiotherapy involves:                                            

  • Assessing the issue at hand, that is most often the physical state of the child.
  • Devising a special program to suit each child's needs based on their degree of understanding and reason for referral. The program may involve the use of balance, strength and co-ordination activities, toys, games or other special equipment. Monitor the child progress and alter the program as the child improves, develops and grows.
  •   Help the families understand the child's problem and teach parents/care-givers the skills to develop the child's ability to perform everyday tasks.
  • Give advice regarding footwear or prescription of equipment to improve the child's skills and unction.
  •  Work in conjunction with other health professionals to meet all the child's needs in a thorough and way.
  • Refer the child to other health professionals within the hospital when appropriate.
  • Ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home and return to school, in conjunction with the child, family, other health care workers and teacher.




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