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Children's Exercise Programmes

Children's Exercise Programmes

At Manchester Neuro Physio, exercise programmes are integral in all of our treatment plans. With all programmes we look to offer a comprehensive yet flexible approach that meets the direct needs of your child. As part of our exercise programmes, we provide home exercise programmes along with supervised hydrotherapy sessions along with group classes in the gym. We are more than happy to supply equipment or training for any carers that are needed to assist with the programme.

What are exercise programmes for children?

When prescribing exercise programmes for children, we look to design them specifically to meed your child's needs. We take into account their condition, stage of development and age when we plan this. Our physiotherapists all have an extensive knowledge on how to meet your child's rehabilitation needs and meet them safely.

Which children may benefit from exercise programmes?

As exercise has plentiful benefits on the body, it is likely that most children will benefit from an exercise programme. Only if your child has a disease or is in certain acute stages of injury then exercise may not be advised by your physiotherapist. Other than this, exercise can help with improving the musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological and other body systems in a variety of ways. Some of the common areas in which exercise programmes may help include:

  • Rheumatological Conditions
  • Post-Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Sports Injury
  • Mental Health
  • Vestibular Conditions
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Amputations

What do exercise programmes for children involve?

Within the exercise programme, your child will have clear goals that are designed to meet their specific needs. The progress that they make will be measured by the physiotherapist using specific outcome measures. All exercise programmes are individualised and therefore contain different aspects depending on the goals for treatment.

There are a variety of aspects to exercise programmes which include:

  • Core Stability
  • Proprioception
  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Endurance
  • Flexibility Exercises
  • Pacing
  • Breathing Exercises
  • Postural Education

Advantages of exercise programmes for children

Exercise programmes for children have many advantages for physical and mental health and wellbeing. Some of the common advantages include:

  • Faster rehabilitation
  • Mood Improvement
  • Quicker return to sport
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Improved integration and socialisation with other children
  • Fun and engaging activities
  • Confidence increase
  • Less dependence on carers
  • Disease management
  • Less disruption of schooling

If you would like more information about our exercise classes for children then please contact Manchester Neuro Physio by calling 0161 883 0066