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7 Conditions that can be treated by Child Physiotherapy

7 Conditions that can be treated by Child Physiotherapy

At times infants, children and, adolescents suffer from conditions that lead to a delay in their development. These individuals could have hereditary developmental, neuromuscular, and skeletal disorders or other acquired chronic diseases. Specially designed child physiotherapy under the guidance of qualified physiotherapists who understand the extent of care that these young ones need is necessary because it can be difficult for them to enjoy day-to-day life like their peers otherwise. 
This detailed child physiotherapy is also known as pediatric physiotherapy.  Pediatric physiotherapy includes the performance of several exercises that specifically look to improve the mobility, balance, coordination, concentration, strength, and wider functional development of children. Here’s a closer look at the various conditions that physiotherapy could help treat:

Spina Bifida

  • Developmental Delay

Developmental delay is a delay experienced by some kids in reaching certain biological milestones in a timely manner. The development that we are referring to here would be the development of motor skills.

  • Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a medical term which is used to describe a neurological condition which tremendously affects mobility. It is one of the more common conditions that results in childhood disability. Child physiotherapy is a commonly used treatment for this disorder.

  • Postural Problems

Developing posture issues during childhood has been commonly classified as a musculoskeletal problem. This condition could result in continual pain in certain cases, and lack of adequate mobility functions in others. Child physiotherapy is a widely acknowledged treatment for such problems.

  • Talipes

Talipes or clubfoot is a relatively rare condition that affects one or both of a baby’s feet, right from their time of birth. The common result of Talipes is it turns front half of the baby’s feet inwards and downwards, which eventually reduces their ability to straighten their feet.

  • Erb’s Palsy

An Erb’s Palsy is usually the result of a problematic birth. The infants that are affected lack the ability to move their affected shoulder or arm because the condition itself is the result of a shoulder dystocia. The extent of this disability usually differs from case to case.

  • Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida is a birth defect, commonly also known as ‘neural tube defect’. This generally happens when the bones of the vertebrae, around the spinal cord region, do not develop adequately. This disorder differs in intensity, and in severe cases, the child would most certainly need a surgery.

  • Arthrogryposis

Arthrogryposis is one of those rare conditions which happens when a child is born with joint contractures. The joints lack normal levels of movement as they are stuck in a position with nominal movement. The joints here would naturally be weak, thin and in some cases even missing. Child physiotherapy has had relative success in dealing with such stiff joints.

Child physiotherapy is an effective measure to treat these conditions, which prevent a child from participating in the day-to-day, functional activities. InHome Physical Therapy & Massage, with its well-trained professional team, is certainly a worthy option for the physiotherapy your child needs. The advantage of hiring their physical therapy services is that they would conduct these child physiotherapy sessions in the absolute comfort of your home. Being in a secure environment certainly helps kids with their condition.