Physio.co.uk’s exercise programmes for children
Here at Physio.co.uk our paediatric service is designed to provide full treatment packages to help guide your child’s development, enhance recovery following injury or help manage the effects of disease.
Exercise programmes are an integral part of all our treatments and we are pleased to be able to offer a comprehensive yet flexible service which is specifically designed to meet your child’s needs. As part of this service we run supervised gym and hydrotherapy sessions and provide detailed easy to follow home exercise programmes. We can also supply any equipment or training for parents and carers needed to help with the programme.
What are exercise programmes for children?
Exercise programmes for children are designed to meet your child’s specific needs taking into account their condition, age and stage of development. Your physiotherapist has an in-depth knowledge of how to safely and effectively meet your child’s rehabilitation needs.
Who benefits from exercise programmes for children?
Due to the multiple benefits that exercise has on the body almost everyone will benefit from an exercise programme. Only at certain acute stages of injury or disease may your physiotherapist advise you not to exercise. Otherwise exercise can help improve the musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory and many other body systems. Below is a list of common areas where exercise programmes can help.
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Rheumatologic Conditions
- Learning Difficulties
- Respiratory Conditions
- Sports Injuries
- Neurological Conditions
- Chronic Pain
- Mental Health
- Vestibular Conditions
What do exercise programmes for children involve?
Your child’s exercise programme will be designed to meet their needs working towards clear goals and their progress will be measured through specific outcome measures. Each exercise programme is individualised and therefore all will contain different aspects depending on the goals and aims of the treatment. Some of the common aspects and aims of exercise programmes are listed below please click on the links for more information.
- Strengthening Exercises
- Core Stability
- Postural Education
- Flexibility Exercises
- Breathing Exercises
What are the advantages of exercise programmes for children?
There are many advantages of exercise programmes for children as it can help their physical, mental and social health. The main advantages are listed below.
- Faster rehabilitation
- Fun activities
- Improve mood
- Return to sports sooner
- Engaging activities which push your child to develop new skills
- Decrease dependence on carers
- Disease management
- Help reduce stress
- Help integration and socialisation with other children
- Less disruption of schooling
- Increase confidence
If you would like any more information on our exercise programmes for children or any of our other paediatric services then please call Physio.co.uk today on 0330 088 7800 to speak to one of our experienced Physiotherapists. You can also email email@example.com or book appointments online using our online booking system