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Physiotherapy Treatment for Meningitis

Physiotherapy Treatment for Meningitis

Physiotherapy treatment is often needed for the secondary complications to Meningitis such as: muscle weakness, poor balance and co-ordination.

Treatment can include:

  • Strengthening exercises to help improve muscle function. This can be in the form of simple exercises such as sit to stand or walking. Your child may find these tasks difficult after having Meningitis.
  • Stretching exercises as your child may experience a stiff neck.
  • Balance exercises such as standing with their eyes closed, standing on a wobble board or standing on one leg. This is important as they need balance for tasks such as walking, running and cycling.
  • Co-ordination exercises such as catching balls, juggling and kicking a football.

Our specialised paediatric physiotherapists will provide you with a personalised treatment plan personally suited for your child's abilities with treatments to help them achieve their goals.

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