Physiotherapy for neuromuscular conditions
Neuromuscular conditions can affect muscle strength, walking and other gross motor skills. In turn, this impacts a child’s ability to play and develop.
Physiotherapists can assess and advise on the management of conditions as well as identifying strengths and challenges and changes over time. Physiotherapists are also aware of the correct assessments to use for children and young people with neuromuscular conditions, as these are very specific and sometimes require additional training.
The aim of physiotherapy support from Montrose is to maximise mobility, strength and function, and maintain or develop independence. Physiotherapists have an important role in monitoring fatigue and changes in function, minimising secondary complications such as contractures and spinal issues.
Some neuromuscular conditions can cause breathing difficulties for children. Montrose physiotherapists can monitor and advise on respiratory care.