There are number of reasons for the use of physical therapy also called physiotherapy in children. There are some special conditions that must need physical therapy treatment. These conditions include cerebral palsy, better mobility incase of broken leg, arm or shoulder and muscular weakness in somewhere in the body. Physical therapy is not devoted only for adults but also for kids who have more vigorous life and suffer wide variety of disorders, such as neuro-motor congenital and non-congenital diseases. Good news is, the delays in growth are treatable with physical therapy, whatever the reason.
Benefits of Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is equally beneficial in children as in adults, in the cases of restoring from diseases or accidents and rehabilitation of physical movements for the better quality of life. Children, who take the treatment in the early stages of their lives, get the better and permanent results all the way through their life. It has been analyzed that the children who suffer from cerebral palsy, Down syndrome or various neurological or muscular problems can perform their routine work more comfortably with physical therapy. The reason being the physical therapy concentrates on the abilities to cope with the illnesses.
Use of physical therapy
There are number of diseases that can be treated with the physical therapy including accidents and sports injuries in children. Jumperâ€™s knee, the most common problem among children and teenagers, which express symptom of pain and tenderness, situated at the bottom of the knee cap. Growing kids, who actively participates in the sports, usually tend to have this problem. For the treatment ice, heat, ultrasound even MRI can be recommended by the physical therapist. The physical therapist not only treats the pain and inflammation but also works on strengthening the knee muscles through different exercises.
As children always have the severely spraining ankles, bone fractures including arms, legs, hands and feet. In enthusiasm, children may pull something or tear leg or arm muscles during the play. All kinds of these injuries need long term or short term physical therapy for rehabilitation.
Working of physical therapy
A physical therapist, after the thorough analysis, suggests the rehabilitation course but the duration depends on the severity of injury. The main purpose of treatment is to ease life and reduce the problem. Physical therapy has the potential to treat even neonatal complication. In case of prosthetics physical therapy has proven health benefits and has the better ability to deal with the problem. Now the physical therapy has become the ray of light for those children, who donâ€™t have the good start in the early days of their life.
So, after the proven health benefits it is equally helpful to both adult and children. Pediatric physical therapy is so far the best way to treat neurological or accidental problems and children also give quick response to the treatment.
Written by This article was last updated on July 20th, 2011, in Childrens Health