The pediatric physiotherapist uses standardized tests and measuring instruments and examines, among other things:
- Motor development / motor function
- Broad motor skills, where you can think of ball skills, balance and climbing
- Fine motor skills, where you can think of fine motor skills such as cutting, coloring and writing.
- Muscle strength and muscle tension
- Writing skills
- Sensory information processing, which involves the relationship between observation and movement, for example body feeling.
After the intake interview and the research, the pediatric physiotherapist gets a complete picture of the motor level and the associated behavioral aspects of the child. Parents, teachers, GPs and other stakeholders play an important role in this. They provide information about how the child behaves under different circumstances.
De kinderfysiotherapeut bespreekt alle bevindingen en stelt een behandelplan op, waar ouders nauw bij betrokken worden.
The treatment consists mainly of movement therapy. Here, children learn to improve and develop their motor skills (movement skills). The goal is that the child functions better in his physical and social environment. The exercise material has been specially developed for children to increase the pleasure in movement and to address certain motor functions.
In infants, the treatment consists to a large extent of handling and game advice for parents. In this way you can fit the treatment with the daily care. In specific cases, the treatment can also take place at home. The duration of the treatment depends on the nature and scope of the complaint and / or the request for assistance. Sometimes only advice is sufficient, for example a posture or sports advice. With chronic complaints the period of treatment takes a longer time.