Paediatrics

Physiotherapy

Our paediatric physiotherapists specialise in the assessment and treatment of infants and children and can assist in many aspects of your child’s physical and neurological development. We work closely with Paediatricians, Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeons and general practitioners, as well as with parents and carers. We can assist in developing a play based intervention program to help your child achieve the best outcomes.

Our Paediatric services include the assessment and management of the following:

  • Asymmetrical head shape/torticollis
  • Developmental hip dysplasia, including the application of Pavlik harnesses
  • Congenital orthopaedic problems including positional talipes
  • Delayed milestones such as delayed sitting, standing or walking
  • Hypermobility and low tone
  • Clumsiness
  • Toe walking
  • Gait assessment in older children
  • Postural problems in children (e.g. leg length discrepancies, bow legs, pronating feet, knock knees, pigeon toes)
  • Musculoskeletal and sports injuries in children and return to sport
  • Growing pains
  • Post-operative rehabilitation following surgery (e.g. tendon release) including wound care, graded exercise programs and return to sport
  • Fractures including splinting and casting and the application of orthopaedic braces and boots as indicated