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what is pediatric physiotherapy

Pediatric physiotherapy help in optimal physical development of children and rehabilitation of many musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory disorders. Pediatric physiotherapists have specialized knowledge related to movement, development and factors that are most likely to affect children. It involves treatment of newly born old babies to adolescents. Physiotherapy for children is useful in the management of perinatal conditions,  those diagnosed in early childhood, and injuries incurred during childhood and transition to adult age.

when do you need pediatric physiotherapy 

There are numerous childhood disorders and diseases that can cause movement dysfunction and motor skill issues. Pediatric physiotherapy can help in treatment and rehabilitation of those. Some of the common disorders include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Arthrogyposis
  • Cardio-PulmonaryDisorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

In addition to that, some children without formal diagnosis, show symptoms of hypotonia and developmental coordination disorder which needs intervention of Pediatric Physiotherapy. 

Pediatric Physiotherapy can treat multiple orthopedic conditions as well including scoliosis, sports injuries, back pain, fractures, and orthopedic surgeries.

types of pediatric physiotherapy

Neurological Pediatric Physiotherapy: Children with neurological conditions can experience difficulties with functions like mobility, muscle strength, movements or balance. These issues can also have an impact on a child’s development. The aim of the Physiotherapy treatment is to maximise the child’s capability and enhance physical development to reach specific goals such as crawling or walking. 

Respiratory Pediatric Physiotherapy: Respiratory conditions could affect the respiratory system of children and can cause problems with breathing. For chronic conditions, physiotherapy can help a child  in secretion management and maintaining clear airways.

Developmental Pediatric Physiotherapy: When a child does not progress as normally expected in reaching specific goals like learning to sit, walk or talk, it is called developmental condition. Physiotherapy treatment is child specific and aims to help a child in reaching physical milestones.

Learning difficulties Pediatric Physiotherapy: Learning disability can affect a child’s ability to learn new things, understand information and communicate effectively. The treatment is individually focused and helps in improving cognitive and functional abilities of a child.

Musculoskeletal Pediatric Physiotherapy: Musculoskeletal problems can cause damage to children’s bones, joints and muscles. Physiotherapy sessions can decrease pain and speed up the healing time of the problem so that the child can quickly recover and perform functions normally.

role of a pediatric physiotherapist

  • Pediatric physical therapist evaluates the condition and provides treatment for problems in motor skills of a child. He helps in developing the strength and degrees of motion so that the child can move and function through his/her environment seamlessly.
  • The various physiotherapy methods of treatment include massage, muscle stretching, joint mobilisation and manipulation, various therapeutic exercises, dry needling, and many more.

The sessions by the Physiotherapist aim at improving or correcting the flexibility, posture, strength, balance sensory processing, balance, skills and coordination of a child.

  • Physiotherapists try to make their session feel like play. They engage children with fun, age-appropriate pediatric physiotherapy exercises and activities to keep them happy and motivated.
  • Physiotherapist works closely with families, teachers, doctors, care givers and other health professionals. Physiotherapists train parents or caregivers in correct handling of equipment like standing frames, pushers and mobility aids.

how portea helps

    • Our Pediatric physiotherapists provide individualized services to child patients in the comfort of their homes

    • Our Physiotherapists are well experienced, trained and certified

    • They work closely with parents or care givers and properly assess, diagnose each case before preparing a customized treatment plan

    • They are kind towards special needs of patients

    • On Portea website, you can book the time slot of your session as per your convenience

    • Our physiotherapists use advanced devices to monitor medical reports and patient progress to give you the best services

If you have been searching for “pediatric physiotherapy near me”, you search ends here at Portea. 


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Mr. Mahesh

I had a serious L4 & L5 disc prolapse when I sought Portea’s physiotherapy. Thanks a lot to Dr. Amitava and Portea for their prompt service. Keep up the good work.


Nikhat Begum


I am a premium package member ( patient name: Nikhat Begum)

I just wanted to thank the customer support team. Especially Partha Sarthy, he has been extremely helpful and prompt in solving my concerns. I am very happy about how he went out of his way to make things happen in a timely manner and followed up post-resolution.


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Dear Sir,

I would like to share our very positive feedback concerning your business partner Vinay Venugopal.

He has been nothing but diligent and efficient in organising PCR tests for the whole family on behalf of Portea. And this several times being particularly proactive in paving the way through the registration and payment processes of the company, smoothing the way out for us right form the start until we received our results.

Kindly take this recommendation as a priority as Vinay Venugopal is certainly an added value to any company he would offer his services to.

Not to mention being able to communicate in English with him really took the stress off the whole medical process, which can certainly not be said for other laboratory partners.

This is one of the reasons we will carry on giving our business to Portea.

Best regards,

Johanna SALVADO and Family