A Physiotherapist is there to help optimise posture and movement, in order to help a person be as active as possible.
Encouraging optimal posture and variety of movement helps:
- Manage negative impact of atypical muscle tone on posture/movement and explore new/alternative ways to move
- Maintain joint ranges and strength/flexibility of muscles
- Improve coordination and balance in all positions to help optimise energy efficiency
- Reduce pain and discomfort
We explore which activities enable you/your child to actively participate in daily activities to the fullest potential. This may also include assessment for additional support aids to optimise therapy outcomes such as the use of orthotics, mobility aids etc.
A Bobath trained Physiotherapist will often work together with the Occupational Therapist or Speech and Language Therapist. The ability to communicate desired goals to enable optimal participation in daily activities is paramount so that activities and meaningful and motivating. Exploring and finding alternative ways to solve day-to-day problems is also key.