Baby Developmental delays, Late walking issues Physiotherapy treatment in London by our Neuro physiotherapist
The cause of delayed motor development may be due to several reasons, from a simple delay to more sever neurological conditions as baby cerebral palsy.
If your baby does not have any neurological disorder but you have doubts about her/him progress, our specialist will do a complete assessment and give you all the appropriate advices to monitor and guide your baby’s progression.
If your baby has a severe neurological disorder like baby cerebral palsy, in the same way, our specialist will make a full assessment of his weaknesses and strengths to develop with you an effective rehabilitation plan on a the long term basis, to help your child achieve full potential through a fun, enjoyable and educational rehabilitation. Indeed, it is very important for the rehabilitation to be fun games and not considered as work so the child can learn faster and be more attentive during the sessions. The physiotherapist will show you the exercises and games to do with your child in-between sessions as the parental involvement is very important for the rehabilitation to be successful. The child needs to feel loved and supported to evolve faster and in the best possible conditions.
We do physiotherapy treatment for babies with developmental delays at home in London as it is usually easier for parents to not commute with their child, but also for the baby to learn in an environment which is familiar to him. For parent who prefer their babies to be seen at the practice, we also offer treatment at the practice in Belgravia Light Center.
Despite variations depending on the child, neuromotor development stages occur in a specific order in the first years of life.The order of a normal motor development for an infant is:
A 3 months old baby should be able to:
- Raise the head while on the stomach
- Open and close the hands
- Bring the hand to the mouth
- Catch and shake objects at hand reach
4 to 7 months, baby learns to:
- Roll back on the belly on both sides
- To pull himself to sit down
- Keep sitting with the support of his hands forward
At 8 to 12 months she should be able to:
- Sit down still unaided
- Use his hands when topples forward or sideways
- Hold stand up
- Move from one position to another
- Walk aided by holding on to objects or when moving objects
Of course, depending on the child’s abilities, these learning stages may vary by a few months, but it is important to stimulate -and yet not over-stimulate the baby- with the help of games, educational hugs and massages to guide your child towards a proper development.
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