Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric physiotherapists are trained to support the strengthening of muscles and the development of gross motor (predominantly) and fine motor skills in a fun way.

This allows a child/adolescent, for example, to have the sitting/standing balance to allow dressing, the posture, core strength and endurance to sit at a desk to work or at a table to enjoy a meal, or have a conversation, and develop skills to allow them to engage in sport better (supporting better participation) to name a few.

Physiotherapists can provide hydrotherapy and rehabilitation after surgery. They work with children/adolescents diagnosed with:

  • Physical disabilities, for example, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, Spina Bifida, etc.
  • Motor coordination difficulties
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Hyper-mobility in joints, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Developmental delay.
  • They assess and develop intervention programs and can also assist with the prescription and fitment of assistive technology like mobility aids, beds, hoists and sleep positioners. Physiotherapist work very closely with occupational therapists and speech pathologists. Services can be provided at home, the clinic, at school or in the community.