A child is not a small adult but a developing human being. At times they need some help and support by a health care professional when developing.
- Biomechanical Problems i.e. Fallen arches, altered limb alignment, knock knees etc, leg length discrepancies.
- Postural dysfunctions
- Growth problems/pains
Treatment provided by a Chartered Physiotherapist is based on an accurate history and assessment followed by an individual treatment program. Techniques such as stretching, strengthening appropriate muscles, massage and positioning education are used to effectively treat torticollis.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, with unknown cause and mainly affects adolescents. Those who present with scoliosis may develop asymmetries through their upper body, causing muscle imbalances. Assessment and treatment by a Chartered Physiotherapist is important to maintain muscle length, strength and functional ability. If detected early, it can be treated and not cause any permanent damage. A small minority require bracing or corrective surgery.