Paediatric Physiotherapy

Children experience many changes to their musculoskeletal and neurological systems as they grow and develop. Our paediatric physiotherapy service caters for the specific needs of infants and children in relation to their physical development. All children are individually assessed, and intervention may range anywhere from reassurance and advice to play-based therapy programs or referral on to additional services where necessary.

 

Paediatric physiotherapy can help with a range of conditions including;

 

Babies

 

  • Delayed developmental milestones

    • Not sitting by 9 months

    • Not crawling by 12 months

    • Not walking by 18 months

  • Plagiocephaly or brachycephaly (flattened side or back of head)

  • Torticollis (neck stiffness or head side preference)

  • Baby not tolerating tummy time

  • Babies or children with low muscle tone or hypermobility

 

Children

 

  • Injuries such as sprains or fractures

  • Growing pains

  • Coordination difficulties

  • Aches and pains with activity or rest

  • Toe walking

  • Problems with leg or foot posture

 

Disability

 

Physiotherapy can help with the physical and functional deficits

associated with;

  • Neurological disorders eg. Muscular Dystrophy

  • Neuromuscular disorders eg. Cerebral Palsy

  • Congenital disorders eg. Spina Bifida

  • Developmental delay

 

Paediatric Incontinence

 

We work closely with GP’s and specialist doctors to provide evidence-based intervention for;

  • Bed-wetting

  • Daytime urinary incontinence

  • Constipation and soiling

Further Information

Australian Physiotherapy Association

 

If you'd like any further information on any of the conditions listed below please click here to visit the Australian Physiotherapy Association website 

  • Developmental co-ordination disorder

  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip

  • Gait assessment in older children

  • Gross motor development

  • Idiopathic toe walking 

  • Infant head shape

  • Infants feet

  • Paediatric neurological conditions

  • Torticollis

Continence Foundation

 

Please click here to visit the continence foundation website for more information on incontinence in children and teenagers. 

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