Physiotherapy Treatment for Orthopaedic Conditions
Therapy Stars offers paediatric physiotherapy support to babies, children, and young adults with a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions. Our team of experts are here to help you and your child gain an improved quality of life, with techniques and treatments to manage their condition.
If your child’s condition is not listed below, we may still be able to offer physiotherapy treatment for orthopaedic conditions; get in touch with us for more information.
Children’s Orthopaedic Conditions We Treat
Children with Hypermobility may experience a variety of issues, such as acute or traumatic sprains, tears, joint instability, arthritis, bruising, fractures, tendonitis, scoliosis, nerve compression, back pain, leg pains, and more.
At Therapy Stars, we support children with Hypermobility, helping them to regain range of motion, joint integrity, muscle performance, strength, and aim to improve the quality of life overall.
We support children with Hypermobility from birth up to young adulthood, with:
- Activity modifications
- Strengthening exercises
- Active mobilisation exercises
- Proprioception exercises
- Motion control exercises
Plagiocephaly (Flattening of the Skull)
It is common for babies to be born with slight flat spots on their skull, and this will usually correct by the time the baby can independently sit up. Sometimes, however, this is not the case, or they may have developed a flat spot on the back of their head, and in some cases, a flat spot can develop due to limited neck movement and Torticollis.
At Therapy Stars, we can help to support you and your baby. Our Child Physiotherapists will help to improve the condition over time, with treatments that encourage active movement, and sessions to teach parents how to position their baby, and exercises to do with their baby to help improve their head shape.
Torticollis (Head Turn Preference)
Children with Torticollis will present with their chin pointing towards one shoulder, whilst the head tilts towards the opposite shoulder. This is due to the muscle that runs from the breastbone up to the back of the neck tightening, weakening, or thickening. Torticollis will usually be observed within the first two months after birth.
Torticollis can also cause a number of other conditions, including flattening of the skull, movement that favours one side of the body, developmental hip dysplasia, scoliosis, delayed body awareness, and asymmetrical vision.
Our team of Child Physiotherapists are here to support you and your baby with Torticollis, providing a range of treatments and techniques to help strengthen neck muscles, correct muscle imbalance, encourage a good range of motion, improve posture, and improve the body’s overall alignment.
- Gentle stretching
- Strength exercises for the neck and back
- At-home exercise programs
Gait Abnormalities (In-Toeing, Out-Toeing, Toe Walking)
You’ll likely spot gait abnormalities when children are learning to walk; this is a normal part of physical development. The vast majority of children will grow out of this as they continue to develop, however, sometimes this isn’t the case and normal development gait abnormalities turn into conditions such as In-Toeing and Out-Toeing.
Whilst such conditions may correct themselves over time, Child Physiotherapy can help to rectify the problem by implementing various exercises and techniques, including:
- Practicing gait with the use of supports
- Mirror imaging
- Balance training
- Activities and exercises to strengthen muscles in the legs, hips, and trunk
- Stretching to improve range of motion
We also treat:
- Talipes (find out more about this in our recent article about Club Foot)
- Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
- Joint/Muscle injury
- Post Fracture/surgery rehab
This list is not exhaustive; Get in touch with us to discuss your child’s condition, and how we may be able to help.