Why would a child need Paediatric Physiotherapy?

Flex Health are Paediatric Physiotherapy Specialists based in Hull and East Yorkshire. Understanding why a child might need physiotherapy can be key to determining whether your child is in need of some extra support. Without this knowledge, your child may continue to struggle with the physical effects caused by genetic, developmental, orthopaedic or neurological conditions.

Why do we specialise in Paediatric Physiotherapy?

There are many different reasons why a child might need physiotherapy treatment, and it is largely based on their individual needs and medical conditions. Being aware of these reasons can help to identify whether your child is suffering and can help you to start their journey on improving their lifestyle. Below we have detailed the main reasons why a child would need physiotherapy to make it easier for you as parents. The list below would help you identify if your child would benefit from a visit to our specialist centre in Hull and East Yorkshire:

  • Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Development Conditions
  • Genetic Conditions

How can Physiotherapy change a child’s lifestyle?

Physiotherapy can help to change and improve a child’s lifestyle in many ways depending on the severity of their issues. From reaching their next milestone to improving the strength in a weakened limb, specialised physiotherapy treatments can dramatically improve a child’s overall wellbeing, when physiotherapy is regularly attended.

For children with Developmental Delay, physiotherapy can help to improve how effectively children can manage everyday tasks such as walking, balancing, and even fine motor tasks such as writing. Through specialised and bespoke treatment, children can slowly but surely learn how to develop their areas of weakness and achieve their milestones. Not only will this improve a child’s life physically, but it will also improve their mental well-being because they will have proven to themselves that they can achieve something significant. 

For children with autism, physiotherapy can improve a child’s lifestyle in a multitude of different areas. Often people with autism struggle with coordination, balance, hand dexterity and core strength. Whilst these areas might seem simple to improve for other children. Children with autism can find this quite overwhelming and confusing. 

With the use of qualified children’s physiotherapists, specific activities and exercises can be designed to help a child with autism cope whilst improving their physical weaknesses. This can change a child’s lifestyle by improving their ability to engage socially by being able to climb up a ladder at a park or even bounce on a trampoline. 

Simple physical changes can make a huge difference to the lifestyle that a child with autism lives in and makes physiotherapy worth the time and effort. Similarly, children with other conditions such as Down’s Syndrome, Spina Bifida and Dyspraxia can experience comparable benefits too. 

If you’re looking for paediatric physiotherapy for your child. Make sure to contact our friendly team here. Also, feel free to visit our state-of-the-art facilities in Hull and East Yorkshire.