Paediatrics Physiotherapy

The physiotherapy center at HKSH offers assessment and short-term/long-term intervention to infant, children and adolescents from birth to 18 years of age. As a part of the multidisciplinary team we take a holistic approach and aim to maximize every child’s physical potential through individually tailored programmes, enhancing their personal needs in muscle strength, joint mobility, motor function, balance and coordination skills in a fun and creative ways.

Our paediatrics service includes conditions but not limited to:
Developmental delays and neurological conditions
  • Premature babies
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
Our physiotherapy service provides standardized motor assessments and tailored interventions for infants to adolescents (fig.1 and fig.2)

Fig. 1 Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC)

Fig. 2 - The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales

 The treatments may include the following:
  • A home activity programme and advice on your child’s daily caring. You will be asked to perform it at home with your child (fig. 3 and fig. 4).

Fig. 3 - Turning facilitation for infant

Fig. 4 - Crawling activity to prove core strength and coordination
  • Stretching and joint mobilisation exercises to manage any deformities/tightness and to maximize their full functions in long term (fig. 5).

Fig. 5: Lower limb stretching exercise for young children

  • Therapeutic exercises with specific equipment (fig. 6 -10).

Fig. 6 - Hydrotherapy

Fig. 7 – Electrical Stimulation
Fig. 8 and fig. 9 – Pilates exercise

Fig. 10 – Developmental training with fitball

Orthopedics conditions
  • Scoliosis
  • Talipes
  • Torticollis
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Other conditions: Post-fractures,Post-surgery (e.g. Spinal fusions) ,Sports injuries, Poor postures, Idiopathic toe walking

The treatments may include the following:

  • Fig. 11 - Stretching exercise

  • Fig. 12 - Joint mobilsation and manual therapy

  • Fig. 13 - Strengthening exercise

  • Fig. 14 - Postural correction exercise  

  • Fig. 15 – Therapeutic/sports tapping
Respiratory problems
  • Chest infections
Our multi-disciplinary team service include:
  • Paediatrician / Neuro-paediatrician
  • Child development and assessment clinic
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics