How can physiotherapy help?

Your physiotherapist will help in diagnosing the abnormal posture and then work out a specific rehabilitation program for your child. There may be a need for some hands on therapy to help decrease muscle spasm and improve joint movement, but the biggest part of the rehabilitation process should be exercise and education. Taping and strapping may be a useful technique, but only in the short term. Braces and straps are not useful for muscular postural problems as they weaken the muscles even further.

The exercises should help stretch the shortened muscles and also strengthen the weakened muscles so that balance can be restored. The education of correct sitting and sleeping positions as well as chair desk and bed setup should also be discussed.