Physical therapy is a professional career which has many specialties including musculoskeletal, sports, neurology, wound care, EMG, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics, orthopaedics, women’s health, and paediatrics. Neurological rehabilitation is in particular a rapidly emerging field.
Physiotherapists with focus on paediatrics work on providing a child with skills in areas of mobility and gross motor skills that will help the child to engage in daily activities to the best of his/her ability. They work on gross motor tasks such as rolling, crawling, sit to stand, independent standing, walking, jumping, skipping, kicking. They also work on increasing child’s balance and coordination. They help the child to overcome their delayed physical milestone. They train parents and caregiver on all aspects of child’s physical development, it includes how to maintain good body posture, best handling techniques to reduce further deformities and also to reduce pain and restore their functional abilities.