Paediatric physiotherapy is physiotherapy for babies, children and adolescents. Leeds Physiotherapy provides specialist paediatric physiotherapists with expert knowledge of the stages of development, to ensure therapy is both safe and effective while this group of patients are still growing and developing. Paediatric physiotherapists aim to make treatment sessions fun and engaging for the child.
Leeds Physiotherapy's paediatric team are able to work with children in neurological, musculoskeletal and respiratory settings. Our paediatric physiotherapists are compassionate and we work closely with parents and carers and are able to provide training on various treatment methods.ï¿½ Our flexible service allows us to provide assessment and treatment when and where your child needs it whether that is in our clinics, at home or school. Some common paediatric problems we see at Leeds Physiotherapy include:
- Neurological problems
- Developmental problems
- Sensory processing problems
- Bone, joint and muscle problems
- Respiratory problems
- Paediatric physiotherapy assessments
We provide comprehensive assessments designed to uncover all functional deficits, social problems and medical issues facing your child. We will work closely with parents and carers to ensure that we get accurate information. Please bring any medical notes, scans and reports which may be related to your child's condition along to this session.
The assessment will include asking a series of questions which will aim to get as much information about your child's condition as possible. Next a physical assessment will be completed assessing muscle strength, range of movement, balance and tone. Finally special tests will also be conducted to measure key aspects such as balance and functional ability.
From the information gathered in the assessment we will provide you with an accurate diagnosis, realistic prognosis and start to plan clinically effective treatment sessions. Your physiotherapist will also discuss the course of your treatment and the amount of treatment required.
Paediatric physiotherapy treatment programmes
Leeds Physiotherapy is able to offer a vast array of different treatment options ranging from intensive therapy programmes to less frequent maintenance sessions. Depending on your child's needs our highly skilled physiotherapists can provide hydrotherapy, electrotherapy, manual therapy, exercise, acupuncture, orthotics and specialist equipment. Our neurological paediatric physiotherapists have advanced Bobath training and can provide specialist services such as constraint induced movement therapy, Botox, Saeboflex and functional electrical stimulation. So you can be assured your child will receive individually tailored treatment and the best possible care while with us.
Leeds Physiotherapy offers specialist training to anybody who may be involved in the care of your child. This ensures they can get the most from each therapeutic session and the positive benefits of the session will carry over between sessions. We can provide training on:
- Moving and handling
- Safe and effective equipment use
- Therapeutic handling
- Basic to advanced treatment techniques
- Exercise programmes
- Respiratory techniques
We offer our training at various locations to meet your needs and can do this in our clinics at your home or your child's school.
Our Paediatric physiotherapists are also able to provide medico-legal reports for your child. Our comprehensive realistic reports will provide recommendations on rehabilitation potential, equipment and services that your child may require now and into the future.