Paediatric Physiotherapy is a specialised branch of physiotherapy for children of varying ages from 0-17 years.
A paediatric physiotherapist is committed to optimising a
child’s movement. It is achieved by gaining the best muscle and joint
function available in the growing body.
A Paediatric Physiotherapist has
expertise and training in treating a wide range of paediatric
conditions, to help infants, children and adolescents achieve
developmental milestones and improve co-ordination, strength, posture,
and motor skills and also to recover from trauma or surgery.
The Growing Child
Unlike adults who have completed their growth period, children
may have specific needs relating to their physical development which
can benefit from the specialised approach a physiotherapist working in
paediatrics can provide.
Our aim is to encourage your child to achieve their goals and maximise their ability to grow and develop,and participate in play, school and home activities.
A consultation consists of:
individually tailored assessment
treatment strategies to address your child’s needs
a written program and plan of action to take home
A typical treatment session for a child might include:
- Exercises to facilitate motor
- Strengthening weak muscles
- Stretching exercises
- Balance and coordination exercises
- Exercises to improve how the child walks or moves
- Orthopaedic assessment and treatment
- Aquatic physiotherapy
- Implementation of a specific home or pool exercise program
- Parent education
Treatment is tailored specifically to your child's needs, with specialised exercises focusing on their individualised physiotherapy goals. We believe in family centred practice and place great importance and value on the opinions and needs of the whole family.