Pediatric Physiotherapy Edmonton
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Pediatric Physiotherapy Edmonton
Pediatric physiotherapy involves the treatment and care of babies, children, and adolescents with physical difficulties resulting from congenital conditions, illnesses, or injuries. At Eastwood Physiotherapy Clinic, our expert therapists employ various evidence-based techniques to address a range of pediatric conditions.
Assessment and Treatment Planning
Each child's journey begins with a thorough assessment. Our skilled physiotherapists conduct a detailed evaluation of the child's physical condition, taking into account their developmental stage, individual needs, and lifestyle factors. This initial assessment includes a review of the child's medical history, a physical examination, and, when necessary, advanced diagnostic testing.
Based on the assessment, our therapists develop a personalized treatment plan designed to address each child's unique challenges and goals. This plan may include a combination of hands-on therapy, exercises, and movement training, along with strategies to manage pain and enhance overall function.
Conditions Treatable by Pediatric Physiotherapy
Pediatric physiotherapy covers various conditions. Our expertise extends to a multitude of conditions, such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, and developmental coordination disorders. We also manage postural problems and respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis and even aid in the recovery of children who have suffered from severe illnesses or injuries.
Each condition is unique, as is each child, and our treatment approaches are personalized accordingly. We believe every child deserves the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and live a life unhindered by physical limitations. Other wide ranges of conditions that we treat include,
A congenital deformity affecting the foot and ankle, causing them to turn inwards and downwards. Typically, it's diagnosed at birth and is often caused by the abnormal development of a baby's tendons, ligaments, and bones while in the womb. Physiotherapy treatment involves techniques like stretching and casting, while more severe cases may require surgery and post-operative physiotherapy for rehabilitation.
Back Pain in Children
Often a result of poor posture, heavy school bags, or sports injuries. Symptoms include discomfort and stiffness in the back. Physiotherapy can help by promoting proper posture, strengthening core muscles, and providing pain relief strategies.
Jumper's Knee in Children
An overuse injury that impacts the tendon bridging the kneecap and the shinbone. It is common in young athletes. Physiotherapy focuses on pain relief, flexibility, strength training, and preventative techniques
This involves a temporary loss of blood supply to the hip, causing joint pain and stiffness. Physiotherapy can support the recovery process, improve range of motion, and aid in walking normally.
A growth disorder causing the lower leg to turn inwards. Physiotherapy helps improve gait and muscle strength.
Limping in Children
There are various causes, including injury, infection, or congenital conditions. Physiotherapy can help identify the cause, relieve pain, and restore normal gait.
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
This hip condition mainly affects adolescents and leads to hip pain and limping. Post-surgical physiotherapy is vital to restore hip joint function.
A common injury where a forearm bone slips out of its position at the elbow. Physiotherapy helps in pain management and advice on the safe handling of children to prevent recurrence
This includes in-toeing or out-toeing due to abnormal growth or development. Physiotherapy can help improve muscle balance and functional activities.
Transient Synovitis of the Hip
Inflammation of the hip joint, leading to limping and pain. Physiotherapy is crucial in restoring hip function and mobility after the inflammation subsides.
Pediatric Rehabilitation: The Eastwood Approach
At Eastwood Physiotherapy Clinic, our Pediatric Rehabilitation program aims to offer a blend of fun and therapy. Our expert therapists design these engaging programs to enhance various developmental aspects, from gross motor, fine motor, and oral motor skills to muscle strength and joint mobility. We focus on boosting cardiorespiratory function, addressing weight and feeding concerns, and improving daily physical activity levels. Our initiatives also extend to developing self-help skills, refining handwriting and scissor skills, addressing sensory processing issues, and fostering emotional regulation. Our efforts are directed toward achieving the functional goals set in the individual treatment plans, ensuring a holistic approach to each child’s development.
At Eastwood Physiotherapy Clinic, we believe in providing family-centred care. We understand that parents and caregivers play a critical role in a child’s recovery and ongoing well-being. Therefore, we ensure that family members are included in the treatment planning and decision-making process. We provide ongoing education about the child’s condition and how to support their treatment at home, enabling the family to feel confident in the child’s care and recovery journey.
Education and Prevention
Education is a cornerstone of our pediatric physiotherapy services. We strive to empower children and their families with the knowledge to understand their condition, manage symptoms, and prevent future issues. This includes guidance on safe and effective physical activity, posture education, and advice on ergonomic factors, like the use of school bags or sporting equipment.
Moreover, we provide preventative physiotherapy services designed to identify potential physical issues early on. We can detect musculoskeletal imbalances through preventative screenings and provide proactive treatments to prevent these from escalating into more severe conditions.
At Eastwood Physiotherapy Clinic, our mission is to provide the highest standard of pediatric physiotherapy care. We are committed to helping children overcome their physical challenges and reach their full potential. We empower children and their families to lead healthier, more active lives through personalized treatment plans, compassionate care, and a focus on education and prevention.
Trust Eastwood Physiotherapy Clinic to guide your child’s journey to optimal health and well-being.