What is Paediatric Physiotherapy?
Paediatric musculoskeletal (MSK) problems can cause symptoms such as pain, weakness or reduced function and can affect a child’s bones, joints and muscles. Musculoskeletal problems are quite common in children especially as their bodies are still growing and developing. These problems can affect children in a number of ways and prevent them from participating in normal activities.
Musculoskeletal problems can be caused in a number different ways. Children can injure themselves just as easily as adults and can be especially common in very active or sporty children. Some children may have a congenital problem which means they are born with a musculoskeletal condition. Another major common factor is often the growth and development of the child which can cause pain as the body changes in size and shape.
At ICE we are very fortunate to have Nicola Shaw, an experienced Paediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, who specialises in the management and treatment of these of these conditions.