Paediatric Physiotherapy Singapore - Kids Physiotherapists
Women Children Centre offers paediatric physiotherapy in Singapore. Find caring and attentive physiotherapists specialised in baby and kids physiotherapy.
What is Paediatric Physiotherapy?
Paediatric physiotherapists can provide rehabilitation for babies, children, and adolescents. Children are not just mini-adults; they require specialist care to optimise their recovery. Our physiotherapists at Women & Children Centre by Physio & Sole are specialised in a variety of congenital, developmental, and orthopaedic paediatric conditions. Paediatric Physiotherapists can help your child with:
- Relieving their pain
- Achieving developmental milestones
- Optimising posture
- Injury prevention and improving physical performance
- Improving the quality of life
When is Paediatric Physiotherapy Required?
Paediatric physiotherapy may be required when children experience delays or difficulties in their physical development or have neurological or musculoskeletal conditions that affect their mobility and function. This can include infants who have not met their developmental milestones, children who tip toe walk, and those who have scoliosis or have been diagnosed with torticollis. Paediatric physiotherapy helps to assess and treat these conditions, promotes optimal physical function, and improves the child’s quality of life.
Who Needs a Paediatric Physiotherapist?
Various types of patients may require the services of a paediatric physiotherapist. These include infants who are born prematurely or have congenital conditions that impact their motor development, and those with musculoskeletal disorders such as scoliosis. In addition, children who have experienced trauma or undergone surgery may require physiotherapy to aid their recovery.
Factors that may make a child’s condition worse include lack of appropriate intervention, delayed treatment, poor compliance with therapy, inadequate support at home, and co-existing medical conditions. Early identification and timely physiotherapy are crucial to optimise the child’s physical function and reduce the impact of their condition on their quality of life. Our paediatric physiotherapists in Singapore can diagnose your child’s condition and recommend the right treatment to help them regain quality of life.
Diagnosis and Treatment in Paediatric Physiotherapy
In paediatric physiotherapy, the diagnosis and treatment are tailored to each child’s individual needs. The diagnosis typically involves a thorough evaluation of the child’s medical history, physical examination, and various assessments to identify any underlying conditions or injuries that may be impacting their physical function. After the diagnosis, the physiotherapists at our Women and Children Centre in Singapore will provide a personalised treatment plan that addresses their specific needs.
The type of treatment may include exercises, stretches, manual therapy, and the use of assistive devices to improve strength, mobility, balance, and coordination. The treatment plan may also involve working on the child’s daily activities to help them function more independently. The goal of paediatric physiotherapy is to optimise the child’s physical function and improve their quality of life.
What to expect from a Paediatric Physiotherapy session?
During the physiotherapy session, our physiotherapists will assess your child through play and age-appropriate instructions. The treatment session may include soft tissue massage, postural education, specific therapeutic exercise like strength or balance training, working on achieving milestones or independent mobility and improving flexibility. For supportive and experienced Children’s Physiotherapists who can help your child reach their fullest potential, please contact us.
Follow-Up in Paediatric Physiotherapy
The follow-up process in paediatric physiotherapy involves regular assessments to evaluate the child’s physical abilities and functional limitations, as well as adjusting the treatment plan to meet the changing needs of the child. Communication and collaboration between the physiotherapist, the child, and their caregivers are essential to ensure that the therapy plan is aligned with the child’s goals and expectations.
The follow-up process may also involve providing guidance on exercises or activities to perform at home to reinforce the therapy plan. The paediatric physiotherapist will also provide guidance on how to safely resume daily activities and sports while ensuring that the child is not at risk for re-injury. By monitoring progress and adjusting the therapy plan as needed, the follow-up process helps to ensure that the child achieves their maximum potential and maintains their gains over time.
Possible Side Effects of Paediatric Physiotherapy
Paediatric physiotherapy is a type of physical therapy aimed at improving the movement and function of children with developmental or physical disabilities. While it is generally safe, there are possible risks and side effects that parents should be aware of. These may include muscle soreness, fatigue, or injury, and it is important to discuss any concerns with our qualified paediatric physiotherapists in Singapore.
Why Choose Women and Children Centre for Paediatric Physiotherapy?
Having vast experience in practising paediatric physiotherapy and podiatry, we have recognised a growing need for specialised medical care for children in Singapore. To address this need, we have established the Women & Children Centre, to provide a private, discreet, and comfortable environment where children can receive personalised and professional treatment.
Our clinic offers a comprehensive range of paediatric physiotherapy services, including musculoskeletal conditions for children. Our team of dedicated and experienced physiotherapists are committed to addressing your child’s concerns and helping them achieve a better quality of life.
We understand that women’s and children’s health is an integral part of our society. Hence, besides paediatric physiotherapy, we also offer affordable, accessible and specialised care for women. Our team of female physiotherapists has a deep understanding of women-related issues, pregnancy, and parenthood. Whether you are a woman experiencing bladder, bowel, or pelvic floor concerns, we offer urine incontinence treatment, vaginismus treatment, and other treatments at our centre in Singapore. To book an appointment, visit our FAQ page or contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions About Paediatric Physiotherapy in Singapore
What is the difference between physical therapy and paediatric physiotherapy?
Physical therapy is a type of treatment that aims to improve physical function and alleviate pain in people of all ages. Paediatric physiotherapy, on the other hand, focuses specifically on the unique needs of children, with a focus on development, growth, and enhancing motor skills.
What are paediatric physiotherapy treatment techniques?
Paediatric physiotherapy treatment techniques may include exercises, stretches, play therapy, balance and coordination training, , massage, electrical stimulation, and assistive device training. These techniques are used depending on the child’s age, condition, and individual needs.
What are the most common reasons for paediatric physiotherapy?
Paediatric physiotherapy is commonly used to address developmental delays, neurological conditions, congenital disorders, orthopaedic injuries, and sports injuries in children. It can also help with scoliosis treatment and improve motor skills, balance, coordination, and endurance in children
What does a paediatric physiotherapist do?
A paediatric physiotherapist specialises in treating children with physical impairments and developmental disorders. At our Women & Children Centre in Singapore, our physiotherapists use a variety of physiotherapy techniques to improve mobility, strength, coordination, and balance, and help children achieve their maximum potential in terms of physical function and quality of life.
The therapist (Maureen) was great. Very experienced, patient and caring, made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire 4 sessions I had with her. Will definitely recommend her to anyone who needs such therapy. The counter staff are very responsive, friendly and efficient. Understanding and prompt in accommodating requests to make changes to appointments. Prompt service and zero waiting time during all my 4 sessions there. Overall, excellent standard of care and service. Keep up the good work!
Thanks to physiotherapist Maureen’s patience, understanding and expert guidance, I was able to make significant progress in my condition over three sessions! Most of all, her empathy, assuring presence and listening ear helped me to feel understood, comforted and supported in my anxieties. Will fully recommend the clinic and Maureen as a wonderful community resource for women & children issues.
So far good experience. Dr Maureen is nice and friendly so I didn't feel awkward throughout. She's also knowledgeable and prioritize my comfort. The receptionist is pleasant as well. Overall, I feel cared for and safe to have my womanly issues treated at their clinic
I was referred by my gynac for my pelvic gridle pain. I have been working with Maureen and I'm super delighted with the way she has been handling my issue. She is extremely patient and explains well. I have been to physios earlier but never really seen satisfying results; this is the first time I feel it's worth it cause I'm able to see how it is making a difference. I still have a few sessions to go but I'm glad I signed up and I look forward to my appointments. There is no hard selling, and the reception staff is super warm and helpful. Overall, very good experience.
I’m happy with my overall experience consulting this clinic through Maureen. She educated me well about vaginismus and go through with me patiently with all the FAQs in my head. I’m progressing now with her guidance and support. Thank you.
I've been seeing Ms Maureen for my pelvic floor after birth and she has been great in showing me exercises to strengthen my weak pelvic floor after my third birth. Ms Maureen takes time to explain the anatomy to me which makes it easier for me to follow and excel the exercises. I always look forward to the appointments with her as she is also such an amazing person to chat with. Also, the ladies at the front desk are very friendly and approachable. Love coming to this clinic!
Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Very easy to make an appointment too. The physiotherapist is very knowledgeable and kind. Will definitely come back to complete all my sessions.
I was referred by my gynae to WACC and the physiotherapist, Maureen helped with the weakening of my pelvic muscles post delivery. Maureen is extremely knowledgeable and patiently explained the exercises that would help improve my condition. It has certainly helped and I can see improvement in strengthening the pelvic muscles.
Maureen was able to accommodate my urgent session and helped relieve my pain tremendously.