Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy at Dynamics targets the following population: infants, children and adolescents with a variety of developmental, neuromuscular, orthopaedic, congenital and acquired disorders. Treatment is aimed at improving independent mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, endurance, gross and fine motor skills, cognition and motor planning.

Following conditions will be treated:


Benefits

Benefits of physiotherapy treatment include normalising muscle tone, increasing range of movement and improving muscle strength as well as balance and coordination. Physiotherapy treatment improves quality of life by enabling the child to reach developmental milestones (e.g. rolling, crawling and walking) and maximising their potential with daily tasks.


Assessment & Treatment Management

In order to optimise the child’s function and mobility, a comprehensive evidence based treatment plan is devised to suit individual child’s requirement. An initial assessment of the child is made based on tests adminstration and current mobility status. Based on this assessment an individualised treatment plan is formulated and treatment is started. Paediatric physiotherapy treatment may include a combination of hands-on techniques and exercises. Advice and support is also provided for parents and teachers to provide the best possible care. The short term and long term goals are reassessed and modified, if required, periodically based on the progress achieved.

The treatment in neurological involvement is based on one or a combination of methods such as the Bobath, neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), Carr and Shepherd, Rood’s approach, Conductive Education and the Brunnstrom approach to initiate normal patterns of movement in a child and improve their motor ability.

For children with orthopaedic conditions various combinations of stretching and strengthening techniques are used to normalise joint stability and muscle function.


Physiotherapeutic Management for some common neurological conditions:

Children with cerebral palsy and developmental delays are treated by a combination of various approaches. Neurological physiotherapy is based around the principle that the brain is dynamic and able to adapt to change. Physiotherapy treatment will hence focus on:


Spasticity issues commonly seen in children with CP and head injury are managed by: