Paediatric physical therapy (PT) or paediatric rehabilitation, involves employing the use of specific exercise techniques designed to manage certain congenital, developmental or traumatic conditions. Some of the common conditions that we manage at TAGS include; cerebral palsy, scoliosis, post-surgical rehab, spinal injuries, and other muscle/bone related injuries.

When a parent seeks physical therapy for their child, it is usually because the child’s ability to lead a regular life is challenged due to pain, limited movement or both. The end goal of paediatric PT is to improve movement and flexibility, reduce pain, and increase strength so that children may return to their daily routine.

Some of the techniques used by a paediatric physiotherapist include stretches, strengthening exercises, correctional movement, adaptive play, and coordination exercises. A session of paediatric PT is usually fun and engaging for both the therapist and the child!