The Freddie Farmer Physiotherapy Centre Ltd supports disabled children aged 3–16 years with cerebral palsy, developmental delay and co-ordination disorders and other non-progressive neurological disorders and syndromes.
Our approach is to provide a fun, child-friendly ‘home from home’ environment combining specialist equipment and therapeutic exercises.
We provide unique and intensive physiotherapy programmes incorporating the Universal Exercise Unit (UEU) also known as the ‘spider’. The ‘spider’ is a series of bungee ropes in a frame that support the child in any position while the physiotherapist carries out exercises to help develop and build the child’s muscles.
Who we help
We help treat the following conditions:
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delay
- Acquired brain injuries
- Dyskinesia: ataxia, athetosis and dystonia
- Other non-progressive neurological disorders and syndromes
How we help
Our resident physiotherapists, specialised equipment and intensive physiotherapy programmes help improve strength and mobility for children with cerebral palsy and mobility problems.
Home programmes are specially tailored for each child and are given to parents at the end of block sessions so that parents can continue the important exercises at home.
What we do
Our physiotherapy programmes are tailored specifically for each child and include:
- Postural management – a planned approach encompassing all activities and interventions which impact on a child’s posture and function
- Gait assessment – assess and examine the gait of the child to build a programme of exercises to improve walking patterns
- Kinesiology taping – joint correction and postural alignment
Maintain and improve posture and movement
Improve balance and coordination
Maintain range of movement of joints to help prevent rigidity
- Provide advice on specialist equipment – advise on the most appropriate equipment for the child’s development
- Introduce proper movement patterns – repetitive exercises
- Home exercise programmes – supply a home-based pictorial exercise programme using photos and videos to help parents with home exercises and understanding
- Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy – Pre and post op therapy