As a result of illness, disability, or injury, children may have difficulty with motor skills and physical development, which requires physiotherapy to restore function.
As a preventative measure
Even though children heal faster than adults, this doesn’t always apply. The risk of re-injury or an injury increases. There is also a perception that the child is recovered once the pain has subsided. Because of this, they return to an activity or sport before adequate healing is complete.
Treatment of more severe conditions.
By managing motor skills development and common childhood injuries, pediatric physiotherapy positively impacts children with more severe disabilities. Infants and children with down syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorder, hypotonia, and other genetic conditions can benefit from it.
Improve school performance.
Fidgeting or shifting during meals, watching TV, or doing homework may be caused by a more serious underlying cause. Inactivity or poor seating comfort can lead to significant discomfort in children. Because there is no pain reported, it is untreated. Physical therapy can help a child become more comfortable in school. Cognitive performance can be reduced, focusing is impaired, and time management is problematic.
Increase their awareness.
By exposing children to physiotherapy early, physiotherapists can help them better understand their muscles, bones, tissues, tendons, and ligaments. The children will learn the difference between growing pains and sustained injuries they need to notify.