At Children’s Neuro Physio we will always be honest & realistic whilst working to help your child to achieve their maximum potential, physical skills and abilities.
Acquired Brain Injury
Each child that has suffered an ABI is different even if they appear physically similar.
At Children’s Neuro Physio we take a holistic approach to see how physiotherapy can affect altered muscle tone, weakness, stiffness and contracture (when the muscle is overstretched on one side of a joint & tight & shortened on the other side leading to deformity), difficulties co-ordinating, planning & controlling movement on both sides of the body, loss of physical skills & abilities, balance, fatigue, altered sensory functioning & difficulty concentrating & focusing.
We are experienced in working with children with learning, emotional & behavioural difficulties
As your child ages:
- The approach to delivering physiotherapy may change.
- Physiotherapy doesn’t stop; children’s brains continue to develop into adulthood.
- Some children continue to show improvement many years after initial injury.
- Some children plateau & then restart rehabilitation at a later date & show some improvement.
(Stretched Nerves During Childbirth)
Erbs palsy occurs when the brachial plexus (the group of nerves that makes the muscles in the arms & hands work) is over stretched or torn. It often occurs during delivery & can be associated with shoulder dystocia. There are different levels of severity reflecting the amount of damage & likely recovery of damaged nerves.
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury is a disturbance of the spinal cord that results in loss of sensation and/or mobility. This disturbance, or area of damage, is commonly referred to as a lesion.
There are two common causes of spinal cord lesion:
- Trauma (road traffic accidents, falls etc.)
- Disease (spina bifida, tumours etc.)
Some injuries will allow almost complete recovery.
Others will result in complete paralysis.
It is a broad term for a group of rare neurological (brain, spine and peripheral nerve) disorders. They can cause tumours to grow inside the brain, spinal cord, organs, skin
& skeletal bones.
Please contact us today to see if we can help.