School and Sports Programs
Burleigh Central Physio offers physiotherapy for children, with our school and sports programs that help children understand how their muscles, joints and ligaments work together.
We also offer comprehensive sessions for children, helping with serious physical conditions and recovery from injury. Check out our child physio services today.
Why is Child Physio Important?
Sports physiotherapy is a specialized branch of physiotherapy that focuses on sporting injuries. While our bodies are all the same, sports injuries often need to be managed differently. This is because athletes tend to put a higher demand on their bodies, which causes added stress to joints, muscles, and bones.
Whether you’ve hurt yourself lifting weights in the gym, or you’ve torn a muscle playing a high-level sport, our sports physiotherapists are here to help. We understand the strain placed on the human body when pursuing peak performance, and we can tailor plans to help get you back up and running quickly.
In addition to helping athletes recover from injuries, a sports physiotherapist also provides education. This may involve changing certain movements to prevent further injury or recommending a different approach to physical activity. Patient education is all part of the service we provide at Burleigh Central Physio because we want everybody to live their best life.
Who Can Benefit from Child Physiotherapy on the Gold Coast?
All children can benefit from physiotherapy, especially following injuries, surgery, or if they suffer from permanent physical limitations. Our professional physiotherapists in Burleigh are trained to develop individual child physio plans based on your child’s specific needs.
Whether they’re recovering from a nasty injury, surgery, or just want to learn about strengthening their joints and muscles the right way, physio is for everybody.
The benefits of physiotherapy for children
Children can benefit in many ways from physiotherapy. In fact, it’s not a whole lot different to the way adults can benefit. Strengthening of important muscles, improved joint mobility, and faster recovery from injuries are all part of adult physio, and it’s exactly the same for kids. Most children are extremely active – far more so than most adults, so while they do generally heal faster than adults, they sure do put their bodies through a lot from a young age.
Here are just some of the ways your child can benefit from physiotherapy.
Encourages proper healing of injuries Children have very elastic muscle tissue, which is great for preventing minor injuries. However, the downside is the risk of serious injury actually increases. Their muscles aren’t fully formed, meaning dislocation of joints and similar injuries can occur more easily. Injuries such as sprained ankles often go untreated, but they can cause bone issues in future because the ligaments are stronger than the bones.
Children are usually straight back to their normal activity as soon as pain disappears, but unfortunately the absence of pain doesn’t mean an injury is healed. That’s where physiotherapy can help.
Reduced risk of further complications As we mentioned, it’s essential that children’s injuries properly heal, because further complications can occur otherwise. Bone avulsions are common, as is the risk of re-injury. Regularly re-injuring the same muscles, tendons or ligaments can result in growth problems and issues later in life. There is also a risk of joint problems like arthritis as they get older.
Treatment of more serious conditions Physiotherapy is a crucial part of managing serious physical conditions, which is why physio is often recommended even for infants in some cases. It’s actually a key component of a child’s development and rehabilitation when they’re suffering from certain ailments such as:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Spina Bifida
- Juvenile arthritis
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Other genetic conditions
Improved posture Children spend a lot of time at school, and much of that time is spent sitting at a desk. Many children fidget or move around frequently in chairs because they’re not comfortable, and it can often be passed off as normal childhood restlessness. They may in fact be developing poor posture, however, and this can lead to several problems later in life. Physio can help improve posture.
Helping children in school All that fidgeting and shifting around from poor posture can actually affect a child’s schoolwork too. Concentration begins to suffer, and their overall performance at school decreases. Rather than a behavioural problem, it could be a physical one that can be aided with child physio.
Learning how the body works Aside from the physical components such as improved posture, proper recovery from injuries and assistance with serious physical conditions, children can also learn a lot from physio. As they participate in physiotherapy, a child learns more about how the human body works, specifically around their joints, muscles and ligaments. Not only is this valuable education for them, but it also helps to promote a healthy, active lifestyle for children, because they can see first-hand the importance of proper exercise.
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Our child physio sessions can be tailored specifically to your individual needs. Before any treatment plan is introduced, we conduct a full assessment to determine the extent of a child’s condition or injury, and find out exactly what they can and can’t do. From there, a unique program is devised to ensure the best results.
Our physiotherapists are qualified professionals who can help your kids bounce back from injuries stronger than ever. We can even work with specific advice from doctors and other medical professionals to ensure we’re giving your child the very best care possible.
We’re located at 11/109 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads. For the best child physio services on the Gold Coast, look no further than Burleigh Central Physio. Contact our friendly team today to discuss your needs.
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