Our children's service includes neurological physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. We treat children of all ages from babies to teenagers and we are experienced in managing conditions affecting the neurological and musculoskeletal systems.
Conditions which may benefit from neurological management include the following:
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Altered walking pattern
- Autism and sensory processing difficulties
- Cerebral Palsy
- Co-ordination difficulties,and dyspraxia
- Degenerative neurological conditions
- Delayed Gross Motor Development
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Muscular or joint pain
- Neuro-developmental disorders
- Premature birth
- Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy - pre and post surgery
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Each child is assessed and provided with a treatment plan according to his or her need.
Physiotherapy Treatment may include:
- Core stability work
- Lycra garments
- Playing games
- Posture re-education
- Serial casting for the lower limbs
We have access to specialist equipment such as the new Mollii Suit and the LiteGait which are useful adjuncts to therapy. Treatments are given in a variety of settings including at home or at school. Our service covers Somerset, Hampshire and the Surrey/Sussex borders from Monday to Saturday.
Our Children's Physiotherapists are registered with the Health Professional Council, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Association of Chartered Paediatric Physiotherapists and have advanced skills in the Bobath Concept.
“ Ethan is our very own pocket rocket. He has a taste for speed and pushing boundaries and, to him, Rehab Matters for sure! Without it, he’d not be able to do what he loves doing.
Ethan has a rare blood clotting disorder which caused difficulties at birth, resulting in Diplegic Cerebral Palsy and associated visual impairment, speech delay, as well as additional learning and sensory needs.
As he learned to move, Ethan’s legs became very tight and stiff, but with intensive physiotherapy from Hobbs, Botox injections, use of his Mollii suit and weekly Hippotherapy, Ethan continues to make great progress and gain new skills. He practices independent walking with his walking frame every day and can push himself along in his wheelchair with some speed!
Ethan attends physiotherapy at Hobbs Rehabilitation every week to work hard on his leg strength, balance and range of movement. But his hard work doesn’t stop there… His parents implement his physiotherapy into all parts of his life.
Ethan cycles with Wheels for All, rides horses, trampolines and he has just started free specialist swimming lessons for children with disabilities, through Level Water. Ethan is working hard in his physio sessions to ‘push through his legs to stand up tall’.
So how can this be worked on alongside his therapy at Hobbs? He is now the proud owner of his first bunk bed, climbing and organising his body on the ladder. And now he has taken up a new hobby… Para-climbing! Go Ethan!