Treating Injuries in Children and Youth
Many people seek ways to maintain wellness and treat injuries with a noninvasive approach, especially when dealing with children and youth. Physiotherapy coupled with massage therapy can go a long way in avoiding more drastic measures like surgery and medication. The professionals at RNS Health & Wellness Centre specialize in treating children and youth for rehabilitation and wellness. They are sensitive to the youngster’s emotional needs as well as physical needs, and they understand that patients and their parents need to feel at ease when coming in for treatment.
Visiting the Physiotherapist
At RNS Health & Wellness Centre, physiotherapists know that it is important to make the appointment fun and educate the child and the parents. Parents want to know what caused the injury, and they want to understand the treatment process and become involved. After a full evaluation and diagnosis, the physiotherapist will create an individualized treatment plan. An understanding of the plan is essential to give young patients and their parents a sense of control and eliminate the fear of the unknown.
Physiotherapists at RNS make the whole process fun by using play to support their youthful patients. Children receive stickers and other favors as they complete their “jobs” during the therapy appointment, and the physiotherapists encourages them with motivating phrases like “great job” and “way to go.” Physiotherapists will focus on the positive aspects of treatment and involve parents in the program by teaching them what to do with the child at home for the best results.
Visiting the Massage Therapist
In today’s world patients have access to a great deal of information – and misinformation – on the Internet, but there is no substitute for an individualized evaluation by an experienced professional. The massage therapists at RNS Health & Wellness Centre understand that education is key in giving children and youth a voice in their treatment plan. Treatment options vary according to the individual, from gentle massages for relaxation to deep tissue massages for injury recovery. Youngsters can also benefit from massage therapy for increased circulation, rejuvenation, improved range of motion and general wellbeing.
Most massage therapy patients want to know if the treatments will hurt, and the answer is absolutely not! At RNS, massage therapists are experienced in assessing pain tolerance, and they check with their young patients regularly to make sure they are doing well during treatment. Remedial exercise done at home is a large part of the treatment plan, and parents can participate in their child’s recovery by supervising simple stretches and other daily exercises that speed results.