Paediatric Physiotherapy Newcastle   
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Helping Children grow, learn and play

Paediatric Physiotherapist and your child

Toe walking is managed by Paediatric Physiotherapy or Children's Physio

                                                                     What type of conditions do Paediatric Physiotherapists treat?

Paediatric physiotherapists work with infants, children and adolescents with a variety of conditions or stages of their development.

Typically we see:

  • Infants – for developmental and handling advice and techniques for parents. We also help with settling techniques including massage, colic massage and relaxation bathing 

  • Babies and children with delay in their development

  • Children with postural and orthopaedic conditions including reduced joint movement due to muscle tightness or bone and joint disorders  

  • Children with general orthopaedic conditions such as,

        toe walking, bow legs, knock knees, flat feet, intoeing, scoliosis

  • Children with problems with strength and co-ordination

  • Childhood obesity where we provide fitness advice and exercise programs

  • Post trauma injury rehabilitation, such as fractures, sports injuries,

       post orthopaedic surgery       

Neurological conditions including cerebral palsy, brain injury and autism and other neuro-muscular disorders.

You should seek advice from a paediatric physiotherapist if you have concerns such as:

  • Your baby feels 'floppy' or 'stiff' with handling 
  • Your baby isn't tolerating 'tummy time' well by 4 months of age
  • Your baby has a flat spot on his / her head or prefers to look 
  •     to one side only 
  • Your baby was born prematurely (before 34 weeks gestation)
  • There is a difference between sides of the body
  • A delay is present in achieving physical milestones:  
                    not sitting by 9 months
                    not trying to stand up by 12 months
                    not walking by 18 months
  • Your child is bottom shuffling and you would like some further    advice
  • Your child has an unusual walk or foot posture
  • Clumsiness with running, jumping or ball skills
  • Aches or pains with activity or rest
  • To help with recovery after injury or surgery
  • Concerns regarding your child’s posture