What is Paediatric/Kids Physiotherapy?
Kids Physio’s have expertise in assessing and treating children with a range of conditions affecting their physical development, movement, and ability to participate in everyday life.
Through fun, developmentally appropriate, family-centred, and play-based techniques, paediatric physiotherapy can help optimise the movement functions of these children.
Physiotherapy intervention aims to improve children’s motor development, strength, range of motion, endurance, walking difficulties, balance, coordination and fitness.
This can be done through exercises, walking retraining, neurodevelopment therapy, positioning, cardio-respiratory intervention and education.
Physiotherapists can also be involved in the prescription of specialised equipment including walking frames and orthotics.
Melissa can assist in advice and management for a range of conditions from newborn to adolescents. Physiotherapy is given in a fun and practical way to help children reach their physical potential.
How may Kids Physio help?
> Concerns regarding a delay in child achieving their motor milestones
> Concerns regarding alignment when learning to walk
> Orthopaedic/Musculo-skeletal concerns e.g. knee pain, heel pain
> Babies with flat heads or torticollis/plagiocephaly
> Delay in baby development
> Babies born prematurely
> Movement and motor problems associated with certain disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Downs Syndrome and other neurological conditions and genetic syndromes
> Kids with an NDIS package, either self or plan managed