Who we see
We see children needing support to develop their movement skills
We work with children and their families to maximise their physical health and movement potential. We are experienced in the assessment, treatment, and management of infants, children and young adolescents with a wide variety of congenital, developmental, sensory and neuromuscular disorders and disabilities.
We are able to assist with:
Early intervention for children at risk of developmental delay eg prematurity;
Developmental issues such as motor co-ordination difficulties;
Rehabilitation needs following accident, surgery or major health events;
Developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing and Vision Impairments.
Prescription of equipment such as standing frames, wheelchairs, walking frames and tricycles.
What we do
We empower children to achieve their potential for movement
We work with children and families to develop the child's potential for movement. This may involve improving gross and fine motor skills, mobility, balance and co-ordination, strength, flexibility and endurance as well as sensory processing skills. Management may also involve specialised treatment techniques such as Neurodevelopmental / Bobath Therapy or TMR (Total Motion Release) techniques.
Specialised equipment may also be required and our team is able to assist families with the prescription of and application for specialised equipment such as wheelchairs, standing frames and postural support chairs, as well as wearable postural supports such as lycra compression garments and orthopaedic footwear.
What to expect
Family centered care
We develop with the family a plan of intervention and support based on the family’s needs and goals. An individual treatment plan for a child may include:
Education and advice to parents and carers on ways to optimise physical outcomes and improve participation and quality of life;
An individual home exercise program including strengthening, stretches, dedicated play activities or balance and coordination skills;
Physiotherapy sessions to target individual needs and progress exercises as needs change;
Assisting with prescription and applications for assistive equipment eg walking frames, wheelchairs, supportive garments;
Liaising with schools and other health professionals and providing support;
Joint sessions with your child’s occupational therapist, speech therapist or early intervention team to facilitate optimum quality of care.