Paediatric Physiotherapy is a specialised branch of physiotherapy for children of varying ages from 0-17 years.
A Paediatric Physiotherapist helps infants, children and teens achieve developmental milestones and improve co-ordination, strength, posture, and motor skills and also to recover from trauma or surgery.
We have extensive expertise in all areas of Paediatric Physiotherapy, which we use in a fun, creative and playful environment. We collaborate with the child, the child’s family, other health professionals and teachers or educators as need be.
Ultimately our goal of therapy is to be able to assist children to achieve their goals and maximise their ability to grow and develop. To be able to participate in everyday activities, like playing, learning, going to school, and being part of a family and community.
Treatment is tailored specifically to your child's needs, focusing on their individualised physiotherapy goals. We believe in family centered practice and place great importance and value on the opinions and needs of the whole family.
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. This is achieved by providing thorough assessment and an individual treatment program to suit your child’s needs.
We collaborate with the child, the child’s family, other health professionals and teachers or educators as need be.
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.
Children are not just little adults – they are built differently, move differently and think differently. As a result, babies and children will benefit from seeing a physiotherapist who is trained and experienced in paediatrics. Paediatric physiotherapists are experts in child development, particularly in relation to the development of movement.
Movement is a very important aspect of development for babies and children. Movement allows children to explore their bodies and how they work, as well as their environment and all the things in their world – being able to move easily and successfully is essential for learning and growing.