What is physiotherapy?
Children's Therapy Collective physiotherapists focus on providing assessment, intervention, and rehabilitation services to infants, children, and adolescents with a wide range of developmental, congenital, neuromuscular, orthopedic, and other physical conditions. The goal of physiotherapy is to improve and maximize a child's functional abilities and independence, allowing them to participate more fully in everyday activities and reach their developmental milestones.
Who do physiotherapists work with?
Physiotherapists are trained to work with children of all ages, from newborns to teenagers, and they may treat a variety of conditions, including:
Developmental Delays: Addressing motor skill delays and helping children achieve age-appropriate milestones like rolling, crawling, standing, and walking.
Neuromuscular Disorders: Providing therapies for conditions like muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions affecting muscle function.
Orthopedic Injuries: Treating musculoskeletal injuries, such as fractures, sports-related injuries, and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Congenital and Genetic Conditions: Working with children born with conditions like torticollis (neck muscle tightness), clubfoot, down syndrome, arthrogyposis, Fragile X, Turner syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Noonan Syndrome, among others.
Cardiorespiratory Conditions: Assisting children with respiratory difficulties or cardiac conditions through breathing exercises and physical activity.
Postural Issues: Addressing problems related to posture and alignment.
Gross Motor Delay: Helping children with difficulties in coordination and balance.