Children are not “mini adults”. Their bones, joints, muscles and nervous systems differ from those of an adult as they grow and develop. The knowledge and skills needed to effectively assess and treat babies, children and adolescents differ from those needed to treat adults. Our physio has extensive knowledge of both normal development and of the wide ranging conditions that specifically affect babies, children and adolescents.

Children’s conditions/injuries treated

  • Positional deformities following birth
  • Congenital orthopaedic deformities and syndromes
  • Congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV). Our physio is Ponseti trained
  • Brachial plexus injury /erbs palsy. Including post-operative rehab
  • Preferred head turn in babies
  • Torticollis
  • Plagiocephaly (often known as “positional flat head syndrome”)
  • Gait/walking assessment
  • Assessment of normal variants in growth e.g. flat feet, in toeing, tiptoe walking, bow legs, knock knees)
  • Growth related pain (growing pains)
  • Hypermobility
  • Conditions affecting growth plates (apophysitis)
  • Hip pain (including post-operative rehab for surgery for DDH, SUFE and Perthes)
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain, neck pain and spinal conditions
  • Soft tissue injuries and fractures (including post-operative rehab following trauma)
  • Muscle and joint biomechanical imbalance
  • Rehabilitation following leg lengthening procedures