What is Physiotherapy?
Children are treated by paediatric physiotherapists for a wide variety of conditions. We see children as a result of:
- normal variations in development
- childhood disability
We work with newborn babies to teenagers at the end of their full-time education, whose physical and gross motor skills development impact on their lives.
We see children in different settings including the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales, Children’s Centre’s, Special Schools, nurseries, schools and at home.
As a first step, we may conduct observation and a physical examination. This can include looking at the child’s strength and co-ordination, motor development, posture, balance, respiratory needs, function and abilities.
Individual advice would then be tailored for you and your child to follow.
The Children’s Physiotherapy Therapy Service in Cardiff and the Vale works with children, their families, schools and other health professionals. We are here to support families, and those within the child’s support network, when they need us.