Physiotherapists have a detailed understanding of how the body works, together with a knowledge of diseases, types of injuries, and the healing process. They also have the ability to distinguish normal from abnormal in body posture, movement, and functioning. The primary goals of physiotherapy are to restore body movement, improve functioning, prevent further injury, and promote healing. It is an effective active therapy that can be useful in reducing pain.
A child’s mobility may be influenced by physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors. The role of a physiotherapist is to plan a treatment program in collaboration with the child and his parents, as well as with other members of the health care team. The aim of the plan will be to achieve the best possible movement potential.
Physiotherapy restores bodily movement and enables a child to live a more normal life at home, at school, and at play. In this way, physiotherapy can help reduce any negative psychological aspects of pain. Children suffering from chronic pain are often depressed because their daily lives are restricted by their condition. Physiotherapy will help your child return to a more active life and will thereby have a positive impact on his emotional state.