What does the treatment entail?
Treatment with children has to entail an element of fun whilst we aim for every child to reach their maximum potential. So be prepared for your child to be active in the session!
For the younger clients, developmental play activities will be used as the basis for treatment aiming to promote efficiency of movement and development of gross motor skills. If children have a known condition requiring work on range of movement and/or strengthening, an age appropriate exercise-based programme will be incorporated into their treatment.
For the older children and teenagers, treatment will be more exercise based and tailored to their activity/sporting needs.
Treatment may include taping and ‘hands on’ treatment (manual techniques).
Advice regarding safe sports’ participation, posture, footwear/insoles is often given.
Other professionals working ‘around’ your child/adolescent eg: school staff and sports coaches can also be given advice, when appropriate, to ensure that there is a consistent approach for the child/adolescent.