Neuro Physiotherapy For Children
Our expert Paediatric Physiotherapists have a passion for helping children to fulfil their full physical and functional potential.
Physiotherapy for children
Our expert Paediatric Physiotherapists have a passion for helping children to fulfil their full physical and functional potential, despite any disability or impairment which may be causing them difficulties.
We offer treatment for children suffering with developmental, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Children require a different approach to adults and our sessions are fun and rewarding.
How we work
NeuroPhysio provides each young person that we see with fun, effective rehabilitation, which realises their full potential and maintains our core values of excellence, integrity and empathy.
We offer clinic consultations, domiciliary visits and community-based rehabilitation depending on the needs of the child and their family. No matter where the consultations take place we aim for success to progress beyond the clinic and to achieve meaningful changes in their day-to-day life.
NeuroPhysio consultations are comprehensive and include clinical assessment, objective measurement of the child’s ability, equipment considerations and a recommendation for the appropriate rehabilitation frequency. Rehabilitation programmes are progressive, pragmatic and effective and we will always ensure that you’re fully aware of how treatment is progressing.
Who we help
We help babies, children and young people with the following conditions:
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Cerebral Palsy is caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon following birth. It is the most common disability affecting movement in childhood, and can result in a range of difficulties for the person including:
- Muscle tightness.
- Changes in muscle tone, either being too floppy or too tight.
- Reduced coordination of movement.
- Muscle weakness.
- A change in walking pattern such as crossing the legs whilst walking or walking on the toes.
- Uncontrolled involuntary movements.
- Delays in reaching developmental landmarks.
The severity of and range of symptoms can vary enormously. At NeuroPhysio our children’s physiotherapist will any difficulties with you and your child and create a fun, effective rehabilitation programme.
Muscular Dystrophy describes a group of conditions that results in a gradual weakening of the muscles. There are many muscle wasting conditions which can affect people in different ways.
Our Paediatric Physiotherapists are experienced in assessing and providing treatment for people suffering with Muscular Dystrophy which may include advice, assistance to manage loss of muscle length and joint range, exercises to compensate for a loss of strength and assistance to maximise daily functioning.
If your child is taking longer than usual to reach their developmental milestones we may be able to help. Common problems that we help with include learning to walk, to move purposefully and to interact with greater coordination.
At NeuroPhysio we help children with inherited diseases, developmental problems and difficulties. This might include changes to the child’s muscles, skeletal system or nervous system which can result in a wide range of problems.
Children with Down’s Syndrome may have muscle weakness, changes in joint stability or altered muscle tone which can affect their posture and movement. Our children’s physiotherapists help to improve strength and stability whilst minimising unwanted compensatory movements.
Post Orthopeadic Surgery
Our Paediatric Physio team have experience in helping children with their recovery from a variety of orthopaedic conditions including following:
- Tendon lengthening.
- Spinal surgery.
- Sports Injuries.
- Surgery for shoulder instability.
- Foot deformity correction.
- Surgery to correct a leg length discrepancy.
- Developmental dysplasia.
A comprehensive, fun and effective physio programme is developed following a thorough assessment.
At NeuroPhysio our physiotherapists provide expert treatment of a variety of common musculoskeletal conditions such as after sports injuries, sprains, strains, knee pain and after fractures.
Dyspraxia describes difficulty with coordinating movements which can result in apparent clumsiness or awkwardness when moving. Physical activity such as walking, hopping or jumping can sometimes be a problem, or more precise movements including getting dressed, writing, drawing or using a knife and fork can also be affected.
Paediatric physiotherapy helps the child to improve the development of balance and coordination to assist in completing daily tasks. Rehabilitation exercises are prescribed based on the individual child’s circumstances and are often task-oriented.
Neuro Physiotherapy is a key treatment following stroke and our expert children’s physiotherapist are experienced in helping children who have suffered a stroke resulting in:
- Changes in muscle tone.
- Altered sensation.
- Visual difficulties.
A brain injury can result in a wide range of difficulties such as fatigue, dizziness, balance problems, weakness, loss of coordination and a change in muscle tone. NeuroPhysio for children who have suffered a brain injury is complex and often involves a team of professionals to ensure the best outcome.
Other conditions affecting children and young people
Our amazing Paediatric Physios don’t only help children with the conditions mentioned above. If your child is struggling with any difficulty with movement, pain or daily activity please do get in touch to see if we can help.
What are the benefits of SENSe sensory rehabilitation?
The amount of individual improvement in sensation varies, but most people seen at NeuroPhysio show a significant improvement in how their arm feels and how much they can use the arm and hand. Common neurological problems treated in the arm and hand include:
- Reduced awareness of arm, hand or finger position
- Reduced awareness of limb movement
- Difficulty recognising everyday objects through touch
- Hypersensitivity to touch
- Difficulty controlling of grip
- Reduced dexterity
- Difficulty performing daily tasks such as dressing, grooming, and eating
The SENSe sensory rehabilitation programme at NeuroPhysio
At NeuroPhysio the SENSe programme is conducted by highly trained Neurological Physiotherapists, with 1:1 guidance and support throughout the treatment sessions.
Following the successful completion of the programme we provide a follow up appointment at 1 month and telephone follow up appointments at 3 and 6 months to ensure continued progress and to monitor improvements.
The level of sensory function will determine the nature of the treatment programme most appropriate. SENSe training will typically comprise of activities to train texture discrimination, sense of limb position, recognition of everyday objects, as well as the vital day to day occupational tasks that help transfer improvements in sensation to normal arm and hand function.
Can Sensory Rehabilitation Help You?
If you’re struggling with changes in sensation after a neurological injury such as a stroke or brain injury or would like to find out more about sensory rehabilitation, please get in touch with us.
One of our expert neuro physiotherapists will call or email you back and talk through the best options to improve your sensation.
To find out more about our intensive neurological rehabilitation programmes or to see which programme is most suitable for you, please contact us.