What does kinesitherapy consist of?
Physical rehabilitation is designed to treat movement problems with a set of exercises, supervised by a kinesiotherapist. The choice of exercises depends, of course, on the person in question, but also on the sheer scope of the problems and their specifics. The exercises are conducted by a specialist who is able to observe abnormalities (sometimes as early as infancy, but also in early preschool age) and correct them. This method is used for children with postural defects, diseases associated with impaired or impossible range of motion in the joints, but also in cases of impaired coordination.
When is kinesitherapy indicated?
Kinesitherapy is recommended primarily for children with postural defects, but it can also be combined with activities to improve eye-hand coordination, which (if impaired) also causes discomfort and uncertainty in a child’s movement, grasping, aiming or climbing. The scope is really wide, however, dealing with problems related to movement and related external stimuli. It can be performed as a form of therapy to treat identified postural defects, as well as for less specific issues, such as lack of proper eye-hand, hand-leg, hand-arm cooperation. Therefore, if we notice rather disturbing symptoms in our child related to eye-hand coordination disorders, it is worth going to a licensed kinesiotherapist, who will advise us on the right kind of exercises to perform with our child at home.