Our goal is to facilitate participation, development and independence in life

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of children with developmental, musculoskeletal, neurological and genetic related conditions. It takes into consideration the unique needs, anatomy and biomechanics of children from birth, until full growth and development has occurred. The goal of paediatric physiotherapy is to facilitate participation, development and independence in life.

Does your child...?
  • Have delays in their gross motor skills, ie. sitting, crawling, walking etc?
  • Walk on their toes?
  • Have tight muscles?
  • Have a recent fracture or musculoskeletal injury?
  • Have a history of premature birth or birth related condition?
  • Appear floppy, or unable to hold themselves upright for long?
  • Have difficulty with coordination, including: hopping, jumping, throwing and catching?
  • Trip and fall often?
  • Have difficulties with their sensory integration, ie. cautious movers?
  • Have trouble balancing?
  • Have reduced strength or endurance?
  • Prefer to sit on the floor in a w-sit position?
  • Have trouble keeping up with their peers during sport or PE?
Assessment

There are three different assessments available by the Physiotherapy Department

  • Physiotherapy Infant/Early Years Motor Development Assessment: this assessment includes 45minutes assessment time, and a home program with goals and a summary of current functional level.
  • Physiotherapy Gross Motor Assessment: this assessment includes 90minutes assessment time, a full report with home program and 30minutes feedback meeting.
  • Sensory Processing (SIPT) – The gold standard of Sensory Integration Assessments. Parent interview, assessment time of approximately 3 hours over 2 days, full report and parent feedback meeting. Completed by Certified Sensory Integration Therapist (Occupational or Physiotherapy).
Therapeutic Interventions

Therapy will be conducted in our specially designed gym spaces, at home or in-school. Each child will have individualised goals. The frequency and length of the therapy will be recommended by the therapist and based on your child’s individual needs.

Our therapists are trained in:

  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing and provision of therapy
  • Integrated Listening Systems (ILS)
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