What is Paediatric Physiotherapy?

 

Paediatric Physiotherapy aims to improve a child's ability to move. A knowledge of anatomy and physiology is used to assess and treat children with a range of methods including: facilitation of movement, strengthening, stretching, specialised equipment, motor learning, play and education.

 

Physiotherapy can help children who present with conditions affecting their musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones, joints), cardiorespiratory system (heart and lungs) and neurological system (brain and nerves). 

Bayside Kids Physio provides therapy through purposeful play activities incorporating stretching, strengthening, balance, motor planning, motor control and sensory integration into age appropriate games.

 

When to see a Paediatric Physio

 

  • Your baby or child has a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome or another condition that is affecting their posture and movement.

 

  • If your baby feels 'floppy' or 'stiff' when you play, hold or dress them.

 

  • Your baby prefers to look to one side only and may have a flat spot on their head (plagiocephaly).

 

  • There is a delay in your child achieving their physical milestones

    • ​Not lifting their head when on their tummy by 4 months

    • Not sitting by 8-9 months

    • Not standing (with support) by 10-12 months

    • Not walking by 16 months

 

  • Your baby was born before 34 weeks gestation. A physiotherapist can help monitor your baby's development and provide suggestions that you can do to facilitate their motor skills. 

 

  • Your baby or child's feet turn in or out e.g. talipes

 

  • Your child has an unusual walk or trips easily. 

 

  • Your child walks on their toes often.

 

  • You are concerned with your child's posture.
     

  • Your child is experiencing pain, reduced movement and/or weakness post injury or surgery.
     

  • Your child has a respiratory condition that requires airway clearance techniques.

**If you have any concerns and are unsure if Physiotherapy may help, please contact us to discuss your needs**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bayside Kids Physio 0420 940 573

baysidekidsphysio@gmail.com

Brisbane's Southside and Redlands

 

 

 

 
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