Paediatric Neurological Physiotherapy
Therapy Stars offers paediatric physiotherapy support to babies, children, and young adults with a wide variety of neurological conditions, including rare neurological conditions. Our team of Children’s Physiotherapists are here to help you and your child manage their conditions and/or symptoms.
If your child’s condition is not listed below, we may still be able to offer children’s neuro physio; get in touch with us for more information.
Children’s Genetic Conditions We Treat
Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common neurological conditions we see in the clinic, affecting disorders in various motor functions including body movement, muscle control and coordination, muscle tone, reflex, fine and gross motor skills, oral motor functioning, posture, and balance.
We support children with Cerebral Palsy from birth up to young adulthood, aiming to:
- Increase mobility
- Improve muscle strength and activation
- Promote physical development
- Decrease muscle tightness and spasms
- Manage tone/spasticity and maxis independence
Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury affects how children act, move, think, and develop, and will present differently in each child, depending on which part of the brain was affected, and how severely.
Paediatric Neurological Physiotherapy is essential following a head injury, especially in children who are still developing. At Therapy Stars, we’re here to support your child, assess their condition, and help them regain as much physical and cognitive development as possible.
We aim to:
- Maximise physical ability
- Maximise developmental potential
- Learn or relearn skills
- Improve muscle strength and stiffness
- Improve balance and posture
- Relieve pain
- Promote independence
Enhance the quality of life
We also treat:
- Hypertonia-High Muscle Tone/Stiffness
- Hypotonia-Low Muscle Tone/Floppiness
- Rare neurological conditions
This list is not exhaustive; Get in touch with us to discuss your child’s condition, and how we may be able to help.
How Can Physiotherapy Help with Children’s Neurological Conditions?
Our Children’s Neuro Physio services support your child with the right treatment for their condition. We always begin with a thorough assessment to ensure that we provide the best course of treatment to help relieve or manage their condition.
The right child physiotherapy treatment will encourage mobility, neurological development, fine motor skills, independence, and generally aims to improve quality of life.
Treatment Options for Paediatric Neurological Physiotherapy
Treatment options for children’s neurological physio will vary by condition, and the severity of the condition, however, some of the treatments we offer include:
- Electrical Stimulation – use of electrodes on muscles to help with sensory feedback, muscle innervation, and timing
- Dynamic Movement Intervention Therapy (DMI) – find out more in our DMI Therapy blog
- Whole Body Vibration