• Leong Mei Hong

Get To Know More About Physiotherapy and How It Can Help Your Child Before It Is Too Late

Updated: Jan 18

Physiotherapy with kid

First of all, what do know about physiotherapy? Most people don’t understand the key role physiotherapy can play in maximizing a child’s health. Here is everything you need to know about physiotherapy and how it can help with your child.

Table of Contents

1. What is Physiotherapy?

2. Why your child might see a physiotherapist

3. Gross Motor Developmental Milestones

4. Gross Motor Developmental Red Flags

A physiotherapist is a health professional who treats pain caused by joint, muscle and nerve problems. Paediatric physiotherapists are physiotherapists who specialise in working with children from birth to late adolescence.


Physiotherapy helps with the development, rehabilitation, and improvement of movement, flexibility, strength and endurance. Therapy program will focus on improving the child’s functional or educational skills.

Therapy sessions may include:

  • Initial assessment to find out about the child’s needs

  • Regularly scheduled treatment to work on mobility, strengthening, flexibility exercises or stretching exercises

  • Home programs given to parents or families to practice at home

The goal of physiotherapy is to help a child function at their maximum capabilities. Physiotherapy can give a disabled child a priceless sense of independence through comprehensive therapy sessions.

Physiotherapy often works together with other therapies, such as occupational therapy or