Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy London - Maximum Potential

Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy London at Maximum Potential

Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapy promotes increased strength, mobility, increased postural control, flexibility, motor co-ordination, balance/ core stabilisation, gross motor skills and motor planning in a fun relaxed setting.

Who can NDT help?

  • Infants with actual or expected developmental delay (not sitting, crawling, rolling, or walking with good patterns on time); torticollis or plagiocephaly; prematurity; neurological conditions
  • Toddlers
  • Toddlers that are tripping & falling, general clumsiness, reluctance to climb & explore their environment
  • Primary School Children
  • Primary School Children that work with a slow pace, press on their pencil too hard, struggle in PE lessons with endurance or gross motor skills, need to lean or prop themselves when drawing/writing at the desk, have fine motor difficulties, have poor co-ordination, cannot balance, hop or skip.
  • All children with conditions such as:
  • Hypotonia (low muscle tone), developmental co-ordination disorder, cerebral palsy, other neurological conditions, acquired brain injury, deconditioning from prolonged illness or hospitalization
  • Pre-schoolers
  • Pre-schoolers that get tired easily, w- sit, prefer to lie down and play, poor endurance, struggle with gross motor play

Skills of the NDT Physiotherapist

  • In depth knowledge of the typical developmental sequence from birth to adulthood and thus an understanding of a typical development
  • In depth knowledge of the human movement system
  • Expertise in analysing postural control, movement, and activity. This forms the basis for examination, evaluation, and intervention
  • Advanced Therapeutic handling of infant incorporating techniques and tools gained through 20+ years of experience

NDT Treatment involves:

  • Myofascial release
  • Play based therapy aiming to activate specific muscle groups for joint stabilisation, core control and efficient movement patterns
  • Exercise prescription in older/ adolescent age groups
  • Home Program/ Education

Conditions Assessed and Treated

  • Myofascial release
  • Developmental Delay
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Torticollis/ Plagiocephaly
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Other neurological conditions and syndromes that affect motor development
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Hypotonia
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Deconditioning from Prolonged illness or hospitalization