NAPA Centre is a world-renowned paediatric physiotherapy clinic, offering intensive sessions worldwide in addition to traditional weekly therapy at our five US clinics (Los Angeles, Boston, Austin, Denver, and Chicago) and our two Australian clinics (Sydney and Melbourne). This blog discusses the benefits of physiotherapy for kids. To learn more about paediatric physiotherapy at NAPA, visit our program page here.
There are considerable advantages when undergoing paediatric physiotherapy for kids that may not only benefit a child physically, but mentally too. Benefits of physio includes helping children learn to successfully and independently perform gross motor skills and functional mobility skills. As a child begins to successfully develop these skills, it creates a greater form of independence that helps contribute to achieving a higher sense of self-esteem. Though children’s physiotherapy provides a safer form of development and strengthening, it is also capable of being an essential preventative measure by addressing any muscle imbalance or weakness.
You are probably asking yourself, what are the main benefits that come with children’s physiotherapy? We have listed below the essentials involved in our services, the physio benefits that come with it and the experience your child will get.
Physiotherapy rehabilitation is extremely important after an injury. Oftentimes, it’s crucial for individuals who have undergone a surgery or suffered an injury to receive rehabilitative physiotherapy services to regain the level of activity they had in the past.
Alternatively, physiotherapy habilitation is imperative in helping kids with disabilities attain, keep, or improve skills and functioning for daily living.
NAPA paediatric physiotherapists will work closely with you to identify your child’s goals. Common physiotherapy goals for children include:
A variety of treatment interventions may be used including: developmental activities, therapeutic exercise, balance and coordination activities, adaptive play activities, mobility training, safety and prevention programs, and activities to promote overall wellness.
Your child may benefit from physiotherapy if:
Paediatric physiotherapy is essentially various workouts and exercises that focus on certain muscles and movements, which are aimed at strengthening muscles and tendons.
Physiotherapy is very similar to going to the gym and working with a personal trainer, although the physiotherapists that your child will work with are specifically trained and experienced in paediatric diagnoses and injuries.
It is extremely important for children to follow their physiotherapy routine as closely as they can, due to the fact that they are growing while they are likely going through the process of recovery. The fact that they are growing means that it is even more important to address any concerns within a timely manner.
At NAPA Centre, we provide the best paediatric physiotherapy techniques and tools from around the world, including DMI, SpiderCage, NeuroSuit, and more. We take an individualized approach to therapy because we understand that each child is unique with very specific needs. We embrace differences with an understanding that individualized programs work better. For this reason, no two therapeutic programs are alike and we offer multidisciplinary treatments integrating physio, occupational, speech, and feeding therapy. If your child needs our services, we will work closely with you to select the best therapies for them, creating a customized program specific to your child’s needs and your family’s goals. Let your child’s journey begin today by contacting us to learn more.