Paediatric Physio

Paediatric Physiotherapist, Paediatric Physiotherapy at home in London or at our baby clinic in Clapham, Belgravia & Monument.

Paediatric physiotherapist in London specialised in baby physiotherapy and children physiotherapy

Our paediatric physio team is composed of experienced and specialised paediatric physiotherapists with many years or experiences in treating babies and children for a white range of baby pathologies. Each of our paediatric physiotherapist have done a post diploma specialisation in paediatric physiotherapy and numerous CPDs in paediatric to be able to deliver to our patients the best treatment possible. We treat babies in London since 2008.

Some of the most common baby conditions that our paediatric physios treat are:

  • Baby full check-up / Baby Assessment / Baby MOT
  • Rebalancing baby after birth
  • Baby Torticollis / Baby Flat Head
  • Baby Feet turning inward or outward, Club foot, metarsus varus
  • Babies who don’t crawl or babies who don’t walk yet
  • Baby Developmental delay treatment
  • Baby neuromotor conditions treatment
  • Cerebral Palsy treatment
  • Brachial plexus syndrome treatment
  • Baby Reflux and Baby Colics
  • Children with scoliosis

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Paediatric physiotherapy: Best Paediatric Physiotherapist for Babies at home or at the practice in London

Paediatric physiotherapy Practice

Our paediatric physio can treat your child at one of our 3 paediatric physiotherapy practices in London:

  • Our clinic in Monument near Bank, Moorgate and London Bridge
  • Our clinic in Belgravia Westminster near Victoria, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square
  • Our clinic in Clapham near Battersea and Balham

We also offer Paediatric video treatment.

Pediatric Physiotherapist at Home in London, Home Visit paediatric physiotherapy

We also offer paediatric physio treatment at home in London for babies and children. Home visit paediatric physiotherapy has the advantage to treat baby in a familiar environment, to avoid to take baby in public transport or to organise child care. Our Paediatric physiotherapist will come with all the necessary equipment to treat you baby at home.

Paediatric Physiotherapist covered by Health Insurances

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For appointment with our paediatric physiotherapist and London paediatric cranial osteopath call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765

What do you need to know about paediatric physiotherapists

What is a paediatric physiotherapist?

A paediatric physiotherapist is a physiotherapist who has done, either master in paediatric physiotherapy or who has done some post-diploma training in paediatric physiotherapy. As you can understand babies are more fragile and delicates than adults, it is then logical to be trained to use some specific physiotherapy techniques on babies.

What Paediatric physiotherapists learn during their paediatric physio training

A paediatric physiotherapist will learn, gentle and efficient techniques specific to the anatomy of the baby and the specific babies’ conditions. During post-diploma training the paediatric physiotherapist will learn the anatomy of the baby, how to treat the different condition and most importantly learn about how to assess a baby to make sure he doesn’t miss any condition.

As paediatric physiotherapy technique evolve over the year, it is also important that the paediatric physiotherapist keep learning modern approach by attending paediatric physiotherapy CPD.

The paediatric physiotherapist will also learn how to do a full baby assessment

Some baby conditions can be invisible for untrained eyes or new parents. The paediatric physio needs to learn all the tests, assessment technique to be able to deliver to parents the most accurate diagnostic. The paediatric assessment is crucial as it will be the base of the baby rehabilitation.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment that suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Paediatric Physiotherapy and Baby Assessment

Being a new parent in London can be a stressful experience for many, feeling overwhelmed by the new responsibilities and often not knowing what to do if their baby experiences any pain or discomfort. Many parents feel frustrated if their baby has musculoskeletal issues at birth, such as flathead or feet deformation. However, these issues can be treated with paediatric physiotherapy and often completely resolved.

Baby Full check-up and baby full assessment: Baby MOT and rebalancing with our paediatric physio

Baby check up or Baby MOT: We usually advise a full baby check-up to be done on every baby to make sure that they don’t have any underlying conditions, and to be able to treat them as soon as possible and give your baby the chance to start in life in the best condition. The pediatric physiotherapist will check your baby from head to toe for any possible issue they might have. They will go through all baby’s joints, muscles, neurological reflexes, digestive symptoms and will check their milestones. Either your baby is in perfect health and you can be reassured or the paediatric physio will guide you through the appropriate physio or osteo treatment if necessary, to fix a specific condition.

Rebalancing baby after birth: Any birth is traumatic for babies at different levels, whether the obstetrician needed to use forceps, c-section or even during natural birth. These little traumas cause tensions in different parts of baby’s body which can lead to sleeping issues, baby reflux, colics, developmental delay etc.. Having a baby rebalancing session with a paediatric osteo will allow to rebalance all these tensions and avoid further pathologies. A MUST HAVE TREATMENT if you wish your baby to be at their full health potential.

Paediatric Physiotherapy, baby conditions treated by our paediatric physio

Paediatric physio for baby Developmental delay

Excellence physiotherapy London offers paediatric treatment to babies and small children with movement difficulties

  • Baby Late walking: Some babies take more time than others to reach milestones. Our paediatric physio will assess the reason why your baby is not yet walking and will stimulate their ability to walk using a large set of ludic and fun exercises for babies. The paediatric physio will also show you baby walking exercises that you can do in-between session
  • Baby Late crawling: in the same way a baby who is not crawling yet can either be a sign of baby neurological condition or NOT. Our paediatric physio will test baby’s reflex, muscle tone and many other points to determine the cause of the late crawling. Following this assessment, he will create an exercises program for your baby to learn to crawl faster and catch up with their milestones.

Paediatric physio for baby musculoskeletal issues at birth:

  • Baby feet deformities (baby feet turning inward or outward): It often appears that due to the position of the baby during the pregnancy, baby’s feet could be turning inward or outward after their birth. Our Paediatric physiotherapist will assess the muscle tension around baby’s feet and stimulate the muscles that are weak and overstretched while stretching the muscles that are over-toned. This will realign your baby’s feet and allow their to walk properly for the rest of their life.
  • Baby torticollis, stiff neck : depending on the position of the baby during pregnancy, baby’s neck muscles can be unbalanced and they will turn their head on one side more than the other. Stiff neck in babies is usually very easy to treat with physiotherapy. A few sessions of stretching, neck stimulation exercises, massage and advices to parents on the best positions to carry him, feed him and how to adapt their bed will fix baby’s neck.
  • Baby flat head syndrome: You might see appear a flat spot on baby’s head over time, this is due to their positioning while laying down. If a baby has torticollis and cannot move their head on one side their will often have a flat spot on the other side of their head or at the back. Flat head in babies often disappears after a few session of exercises, modelling and stretching.
  • Hip dysplasia: This is a congenital condition in baby where the cavity of their hip is too flat for the head of their femur, which creates a high risk of dislocation during their life. If taken early by a pediatric physiotherapist, specific exercises and advices will help increase the depth of the baby’s hip cavity and with baby hip muscles re-enforcement exercises, your baby’s hip will become stable.
  • Brachial plexus syndrome: This is usually due to birth injury or a trauma that damaged the baby brachial nerves. This injury needs to be taking care of as soon as possible to allow the physio to do some neurostimulation and give baby the use of their arm back.

Paediatric physio for baby respiratory infections

  • Bronchiolitis: is a baby respiratory infection which creates mucus in his lungs. Baby has difficulty breathing, eating and sleeping. Chest physiotherapy with our paediatric physio will clear baby’s lung from the mucus to allow them to recover from bronchiolitis without medication.
  • Bronchitis and chest infection: same principle as the above.
  • Baby Asthma: Respiratory physiotherapy for children has a great impact on asthma. The physiotherapist will do exercises on and with your child to teach them how to do abdominal breathing to control their crises, diaphragm strengthening to allow them to take a strong breath, and will exercise their lung capacity to allow the child to take more oxygen and reduce the impact of asthma.
  • Baby cystic fibrosis: Babies with cystic fibrosis produce over thick mucus in their alveoli, which makes the breathing difficult and often their lungs get filled with mucus with the risk of chest infection that it brings. Weekly chest physiotherapy will relief baby from these symptoms and will avoid them to get regular chest infections.

Baby Digestive conditions

  • Baby reflux: The best treatment for baby reflux of silent reflux is digestive osteopathy. By removing tension in baby’s digestive system and rebalancing them along with feeding advice, will make baby’s reflux go away.
  • Baby Colic: Same principle as above

Our specialised London paediatric physiotherapists will use a variety of approaches and techniques tailored to each individual child’s needs.

Neuro Paediatric Physiotherapist

We also work with children with developmental delay or neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, in order to help them reach their full potential and improve their quality of life. Our aim is to improve mobility and function through exercises and games, so they can achieve maximum independence. Our paediatric physiotherapist in London will also teach the parents how to deal with the child’s condition and assist them while promoting their independence.