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Physiotherapy treatment for Hydrocephalus

Physiotherapy treatment for Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus can affect balance, co-ordination, mobility and walking ability. Physiotherapy is needed to help aid your child's development and improve their function.

Physiotherapy treatment can include:

  • Task break down, your child may be confused or struggle to perform normal everyday tasks such as brushing their teeth or dressing, a physiotherapist can work with your child to find out what they are struggling with and work on that area to help them be more functional.
  • We can provide gait training (walking exercises) to improve the co-ordination and way your child moves.
  • If your child is inactive for a period of time for example after their operation muscle wastage can occur. Strengthening exercises can help decrease muscle wastage and improve their functional abilities such as crawling, walking or climbing stairs.
  • If your child is in a prolonged position their muscles can decrease in length and this can affect their ability to perform functional movements. For example if your child remains in bed after their operation, gravity pulls the foot down meaning the calf muscle shortens, this could mean then your child has difficulty walking and achieving heal strike (making their heal touch the floor during walking) Stretching can help lengthen your child's muscles.

Our specialist Physiotherapists can increase your child's confidence by improving their functional ability and showing them what they are capable of.

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .