Orthopaedic complaints

Orthopaedic complaints

Does your child have difficulty moving or walking? The paediatric physiotherapist can assess what classifies as normal development and what needs therapy.

Does your child have a foot, hand or back that looks or moves differently? Does your child walk with their feet rotated inwards or on their toes? Does your child fall often, do they have a limp or do they not want to walk, crawl or sit? Does your son or daughter have a crooked posture? Or do they suffer from headaches or back pain? Or has your child broken a leg or arm and do they have difficulty moving afterwards? Then it is good to let a paediatric physiotherapist take a look to see what is going on.

The paediatric physiotherapist will investigate the complaint and draw up a suitable treatment plan together with you and your child. If a serious complaint is suspected, appropriate steps will be taken in consultation with you.

What are orthopaedic complaints?

Orthopaedic complaints can occur at any age. If the complaints affect your child's movement, it is a good idea to make an appointment. We will look for the cause of the complaint and offer a plan to move as well as possible again.

What can a paediatric physiotherapist do with pain or orthopaedic complaints? 

A paediatric physiotherapist will study your child's complaint or disability in depth. By thinking along and practicing at home and during treatment, together we ensure that your child can exercise and move without complaints again.

Orthopaedic complaints with babies

Children can be born with orthopaedic abnormalities such as club feet or a hip dysplasia. As a result, children develop motor skills differently. The paediatric physiotherapist can guide you and treat it in the rehabilitation process after surgery. Children can still move differently than normal. For example, they will show bottom-shuffling or crawl asymmetrically. Or they use one arm less well than the other. 

Complaints in toddlers and preschoolers

When children start walking, feet and legs develop to support body weight. Sometimes children show gait abnormalities such as:

  • Walking on their toes
  • Walking with feet rotated inwards
  • Walking with X legs
  • Walking with O legs
  • Limping
  • Tripping or falling often

The paediatric physiotherapist can assess what fits within normal development or whether therapy is necessary. Together with parents, it will be discussed how to practice at home. Every week the situation is reassessed by the therapist. 

Primary school age

At this age, sports and games require increasingly more motor skills. Moving becomes more complex and challenging. This can lead to injuries or overload. It is also possible that your child is too passive and is imminently overweight. We would of course prefer your child to develop well, but it is especially important at this age to signal early. This reduces the risk of problems later on. 

The pediatric physiotherapist can guide your child in the following processes:

  • Rehabilitation after trauma/fall/broken bone, to prevent your child from becoming anxious about moving. Guiding back to the old sport level is also possible. 
  • Headaches that are posture related
  • Postural abnormalities that are increasingly common at a young age due to the use of tablets, laptops and telephones;
  • Being extremely flexible (hypermobility)
  • Growth-related complaints
  • Overweight.

Secondary school age

At this age, children often go through the last growth spurt. In addition, much more changes in the body during puberty. Postural abnormalities and growth-related injuries are common during this time. Think of

  • Sport injuries
  • Neck and back complaints
  • Postural abnormalities
  • Postural abnormalities

Regardless of your child's age, the paediatric physiotherapist will start an assessment into the cause of the complaints. If there is an indication to start treatment, we will discuss with you and your child what this process will look like. The treatment plan is composed in such a way that the therapy is challenging and fun for your child.

We involve other disciplines, trainers, PE teachers, teachers and supervisors to work as efficiently as possible towards the same goal.

The complaint will be regularly evaluated to see if sufficient results are being achieved. This way the treatment remains effective and efficient and we prevent delays if a referral is necessary. 

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