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Who We Can Help

Physiotherapy can be useful in a variety of paediatric conditions, including:

Neurological

  • Chronic paediatric conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome.

  • Children who have sustained a traumatic or acquired brain injury

  • Assistance with equipment prescription and funding for children with chronic conditions

  • Treatment may involve gait re-education, strengthening, management of spasticity, muscle lengthening, pain relief, balance, postural management program, co-ordination, endurance, use of therapeutic aids such as orthotics, wearable technology, taping, etc.

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Developmental conditions

  • Babies with delayed gross and fine motor development

  • Babies at risk of developmental delay (ie. prematurity, surgical or medical interventions)

  • Developmental Co-ordination Deficit (poor balance and co-ordination)

  • Children with low muscle tone affecting their movement skills or function (ie. keeping up with friends or participation in sport)

  • Poor posture, balance or core stability

Orthopaedic/ Musculoskeletal

  • Babies with plagiocephaly (flattened area on the back of the skull)

  • Babies born with postural foot problems (ie. feet that are turned in or out)

  • Children who walk on their toes or other gait abnormalities such as knock-knees/ pigeon toeing

  • Scoliosis and back pain

  • Rehabilitation following injuries, surgery or fracture

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