Paediatric neurological physiotherapy is the rehabilitation and treatment of children under the age of 18 with neurological disorders. we have the expertise and experienced paediatric physiotherapists who can help to provide specialist physiotherapy to children who may have trouble with their physical development as a result of a neurological problem.
Our physiotherapists at Kalp Clinic are dedicated in treating neurological conditions that affect the spinal cord, brain or nerves. If a baby and/or child has a damaged nervous system as a result of a neurological condition, they may experience difficulties with physical functions such as balance, muscle strength, mobility and range of movement. This is because when the nervous system is damaged, this can cause muscles to become either weak and floppy or tight with spasms. Movement is likely to be uncoordinated and a tremor may be present. As well as movement disorders, children may have difficulties with altered sensation, speech and swallowing.
Typically children have certain developmental milestones that they are expected to reach by a certain age. Developmental milestones are classed as tasks that are learnt or developed by most children e.g crawling, talking, rolling and walking. If a child has a neurological problem, it is likely to affect their development and so physiotherapy treatment can help to maximise the child's potential by promoting physical development in order to reach specific milestones.
There are a wide variety of neurological paediatric conditions that our specialist Physiotherapists are able to treat. At Kalp Clinic, these include, but are not limited to:
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Cord Diseases
- Learning Difficulties
- Congenital Disorders
- Developmental Disorders
- Spinal Cord and Brain Cancers
- Injuries to the Peripheral Nerves
we are able provide early interventions due to having no waiting lists. We can also specifically tailor paediatric treatment depending on your child's needs. It can either be carried out at the clinic, in your own home or even in your child's school. Working together and alongside each other, our physiotherapists and occupational therapists are able to combine treatment with providing additions and equipment where it is deemed necessary.