Paediatric physiotherapy involves the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions occurring in infancy that disturb the development of motor skills and limit the potential for functional independence in adulthood. Paediatric physiotherapy is a specialty field of physiotherapy that requires specific knowledge, training and interest.
This sub-field represents a clinical science in a constant process of ongoing change and development. Scientific discoveries yielded by recent studies in neuroscience and the study of movement have recently brought radical changes and modern updates to the practise of physiotherapy. This non-stop development means that professionals must be ready and willing to constantly enhance their skills and incorporate new findings into their practice.
Knowledge in psychomotor development, movement education and control and adaptations to growth are some of the aspects that help paediatric physiotherapists design effective therapeutic strategies and help the child’s motor skills reach their full potential.
This postgraduate course is designed to provide specialised training to physiotherapists dedicated to working in paediatrics, infant development, early assessment, special education and orthopaedic paediatrics.
- To acquire specific training in the pathologies that hinder the development of children’s motor skills.
- To become familiar with the current theoretical bases of movement development, education and control.
- To apply evaluative strategies in function of the child’s characteristics.
- To study and apply the various therapeutic strategies in function of evaluation.
- To acquire the manual ability to manage and administer therapeutic procedures.
- To learn to cooperate with the interdisciplinary medical team involved in treatment.
Postgraduate diploma in Paediatric Physiotherapy.