The importance of paediatric Physiotherapy

Taking care of health is the main way to obtain an even better quality of life. And this doesn't just happen when we are in adulthood — which is where problems tend to occur most often. In childhood, for example, some problems caused by birth or genetic factors can be treated, so that the child can grow up healthy to face life normally. And in this regard, we can see the due importance of paediatric physiotherapy, which tends to develop children's motor cognition, in order to trigger more efficient physical skills for a more comfortable lifestyle. However, little is known about this area of Physiotherapy and what it specifically deals with.

Want to know more about it? So, check out our post until the end and ask all your questions about paediatric physiotherapy.

Paediatric Physiotherapy: What is it?

In short, paediatric physiotherapy is nothing more than a specialty entirely related to the treatment of newborns, children, babies and even pre-teens. In general, diseases treated in paediatric physiotherapy can be congenital or acquired after the birth process. In a practical way, there are some diseases that need to be monitored by a paediatric Physiotherapist, such as:

• Muscle atrophy;

• Cerebral palsy;

• Postural deviations;

• Respiratory system problems.

• Down's syndrome.

As there is a great deal of anatomical and physiological diversity in the systems and organs of patients, whether paediatric or adult, the main function of this area tends to be different, depending on the patient's age. Thus, we realize that a Physiotherapist specializing in paediatrics will be able to carry out their activities far beyond health-related bodies and entities! A Physiotherapist specializing in paediatrics can also work in schools, associations and even in day care centres.

What is the importance of paediatric Physiotherapy?

In case you didn't know, paediatric physiotherapy has manual techniques and resources that can prevent future complications in the patient and treat current problems, be they motor, respiratory, etc.

In general, the child population ends up becoming one of the most vulnerable and susceptible groups, and since most paediatric diseases involve physiotherapy, it is up to this professional to encourage the development of natural skills in children.This is because the Physiotherapist is always looking to offer more independence to the child, so that he/she continues in constant evolution in the treatments.

In other words, the main objective of the paediatric Physiotherapy is to seek to offer even more independence to the child, so that they can improve more and more in their treatment. In this way, they will able to obtain cognitive and motor skills and competences, at the right time and in the expected time.

In a practical way, this “expected time” usually follows processes and expected margins for each stage the child is in, however, this projection tends to vary from child to child. But either way, there will always be an estimated time expected for the problem at hand to be resolved.

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