Baby Neuromotor delay, Baby Neurological Disorders Physiotherapy treatment in London
Neuro Physiotherapist at home or at the practice
For parents that find out their child suffers from a neurological disorder, the news can be overwhelming. Supporting your child and helping them cope with the symptoms and limitations of their disorder can be very challenging. However, you don’t have to do all this on your own. Neurological physiotherapy can benefit babies and children with neurological impairments by helping their motor development and teaching them how to cope with their condition.
Please note: Paediatric physiotherapy can only be booked online for our Belgravia and Clapham practices. Paediatric osteopathy can be booked in all our practices.
If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.
At Excellence physiotherapy London, we offer physiotherapy treatment for the following disorders:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Angelman Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
It is important that regular physiotherapy treatment starts as soon as possible after the child is diagnosed. This is because treatment is more effective the younger the child is, as the brain is still developing, and our physiotherapist in London can make a bigger impact to their quality of life and help them gain as much independence as possible.
We know that transport can be difficult for babies and children with neurological disorders, so we offer home visits in London, to relieve parents form the task of transport, but also because a familiar environment will help your child learn faster. We also provide any equipment and toys or materials needed for the rehabilitation process. To maximise the efficiency of the treatment, our physiotherapists also often team up with our paediatric osteopath in London.
But if you prefer for your child to be seen at the practice, we offer sessions at the Light Centre practice Belgravia near Victoria station.
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 London physiotherapist or London osteopath call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765
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The article below will focus mainly on cerebral palsy, as it is one of the most common neurological disorders in babies, but the treatment and goals are very similar for most other pathologies.
What are the symptoms of Baby Cerebral Palsy?
Children with cerebral palsy experience issues with mobility, function and posture and balance. The aim of the rehabilitation process is to avoid further complications that may occur when passing through the different milestones, especially when beginning to walk, during growth and during the physical and hormonal changes of puberty.
What is the physiotherapy treatment for children with cerebral palsy?
Treatment of babies with cerebral palsy focuses on training and strengthening the patient’s muscles, in order to:
- Improve coordination
- Improve balance
- Build muscle strength and control
- Maintain flexibility
This will help increase motor function and maintain more control and reduce muscle spasticity. Sessions may include stretches, exercises and games build around using assistive equipment, tailored according to the child’s abilities, cognitive functioning, limitations and interests. Each session will use different games and movements, in order to keep the child interested and involved.
Through the treatment, the child should:
- Expand their range of joint motion
- Overcome physical limitations
- Learn alternative ways to perform tasks, based on their abilities
- Improve gait and posture
- Learn how to use adaptive equipment
- Experience less pain and discomfort
- Feel more independent
Parents will also learn how to use adaptive equipment and assist their child with physical tasks when needed. The more independent the child becomes via treatment, the less the parents will need to assist them and the whole family will be able to lead a healthier, happier life.
If you would like more information on baby neuromotor disorders, to book an assessment or ask a question to our London paediatric physiotherapist about your baby’s condition, feel free to contact us.