Physiotherapy is a type of therapy that focuses on improving physical function, mobility, and strength. For children of various developmental disorder such as Autism or Cerebral Palsy, physiotherapy can be particularly beneficial because it can help improve their overall physical health and well-being, as well as their ability to engage in daily activities.
Our physiotherapists work with children and families to develop individualized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals. We use a variety of techniques and interventions to help children build strength, improve mobility, and achieve their full physical potential.
Some of the areas that physiotherapy can address for children with autism include:
- Gross motor skills: Gross motor skills involve using larger muscles in the body, such as those used for walking, running, and jumping. Physiotherapy can help children with autism develop gross motor skills and improve their overall coordination and balance.
- Posture and alignment: Children with autism may have difficulties with posture and alignment, which can lead to pain and discomfort. Physiotherapy can help children improve their posture and alignment, reducing pain and improving overall physical function.
- Range of motion: Range of motion refers to the movement of joints and muscles. Children with autism may have limited range of motion, which can affect their ability to perform daily activities. Physiotherapy can help improve range of motion and increase flexibility.
- Pain management: Children with autism may have difficulties with pain management, which can affect their ability to engage in daily activities. Physiotherapy can help children develop strategies for managing pain and improving overall physical function.
- Endurance: Involves gradually increasing the amount of time and intensity of physical activity to improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance.
- Strength: Involves a gradual and progressive approach that focuses on improving muscle strength and function.