At times, children can struggle to bounce back after a fracture or surgery and it can be a challenge to know what to do at home to help.
StarPhysio can offer advice, treatment and rehabilitation for children recovering from both trauma and elective orthopaedic surgery. We can closely monitor ranges of movement, provide exercises, information on managing swelling and gait (walking) retraining.
The StarPhysio therapy team are paediatric physiotherapists with experience treating orthopaedic conditions both in the hydrotherapy pool and on land. Aquatic therapy is often the preferred form of post-operative rehabilitation, as exercising in water places less stress on the joints and increases joint ranges of movement. In addition, it can also speed up the healing process by improving blood flow to the wound site. We may need to communicate with your orthopaedic team when a wound is healing to check whether they are happy for your child to get into the pool.