WHAT IS PAEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY?
The central point of Paediatric Physiotherapy is to help children with movement. Paediatric Physiotherapists specialise in movement patterns of babies, children and adolescents.
Our Paediatric Physiotherapists are highly trained in paediatrics and have extensive experience working with children and babies to deliver expert, individualised treatment whilst making it fun for parent and child. Our approach is reassuring, motivating, and confidence-building.
HOW CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP YOUR CHILD?
Physiotherapy can help your child with their: mobility, balance, coordination, muscle strength and tone, flexibility, posture, lower limb alignment, hypermobility, spatial awareness, fitness, physical activity levels, functional mobility, gross motor skills attainment, gross motor milestones, and equipment prescription (walkers, AFOs, orthotics, shoes).
WHAT DO OUR PHYSIOS TREAT?
Our physios are able to treat conditions such as:
- Developmental delay (Genetic syndromes, premature babies, general Global Developmental Delays)
- Toe walking
- Flat feet, knock knees, pigeon toes
- Difficulties with balance, coordination, core strength, upper/lower body strength
- Low tone
- Asymmetric flat head (Plagiocephaly / Brachycephaly)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Prader Willi Syndrome
- Intellectual Disability
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Down Syndrome
- Overweight and Obesity
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD NEEDS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
An initial assessment with one of our Paediatric Physiotherapists is recommended if your child presents with the following:
- Has not yet achieved their gross motor milestones (i.e. cannot independently stand or walk yet),
- Has not achieved the gross motor skills usually expected by certain age,
- Difficulties with ball skills (throwing, catching, kicking),
- Low muscle tone and strength impacting on their ability to complete tabletop activities and play with their peers,
- Falls frequently,
- Increasing sedentary behaviours (does not move around much) or avoids playground equipment.
- Finds it challenging to navigate different surfaces and slopes,
- Finds it challenging to go up and down stairs,
- Experiences fatigue quickly with physical activity,
- Poor posture,
- Consistently walking on their toes,
- Concerns about lower limb alignment (i.e. feet appear flat, knees are knocking)
An initial assessment will enable our physiotherapist to identify what your child presents with, establish your child’s current level of function and a baseline to measure improvements, and develop treatment goals. A treatment block will follow.
For any enquiries about our Paediatric Physiotherapy services, please call us on 9482 3082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org