LEEDS CHILDREN'S PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapy for children should be carried out by a specialised therapist who has an appreciation of the musculoskeletal changes that occur when infants/children develop into adults and the potential conditions that can arise during this time.

What to expect:

One of our Leeds children's physiotherapy team members can treat your child on-site at our Garforth clinic, or we do local home visits for convenience at an extra price.

With the supervision of a parent or guardian, the child (if able) will be asked to talk about their condition and how it affects them, e.g. they may not be able to play like their friends during break times, participate in PE or feel tired quickly. Parents will be asked to clarify any underlying conditions that may exist and also to recall, if appropriate, their child's early physical development e.g. the age of crawling or walking.

 

With the supervision of a parent or guardian, a detailed physical examination of the problem area and surrounding joints will take place. Following the examination an age appropriate explanation of the problem will be given to both the child and parent, and a plan as to how it will be addressed and treated. Treatments can involve similar methods to that which an adult would receive, however any rehabilitation programmes will be age appropriate and be fun to complete.

The Leeds Children's Physiotherapy team at 3RPhysio have a wealth of experience treating children and adults, along with the relevant qualifications.

 

What you will need:

  • Suitable loose clothing i.e. shorts if it is a leg issue or strappy top if shoulder/back issue.

  • If it is a home visit space will be required for a massage couch and to complete floor work

 

Common conditions include:

  • Sports injuries e.g. muscle strain 

  • Back pain e.g. postural back pain, scoliosis

  • Hip pain or clicking hip

  • Knee pain e.g. PFJ syndrome, Osgood-Schlatters Disease

  • Joint hypermobility

  • Foot or heel  pain e.g. plantarfasciitis, Severs Disease

  • Jeuvenille Arthritis

  • Toe walking

  • Intoeing

What can treatments involve:

  • Joint mobilisation

  • Soft tissue manipulation i.e muscle stretching and deep tissue massage

  • Taping

  • Exercise prescription

  • Acupuncture

  • Posture correction