What is Pediatric Rehabilitation

Children are built differently, move differently and think differently than adults. It is important that your child sees a therapist who has a good understanding of these differences and is experienced in managing the various aspects of child development to ensure the best outcomes for your child.

Pediatric therapists are movement experts for babies, children and adolescents.

  • Movement is an important aspect of development for children.
  • It allows them to explore their bodies, their environment, and all the things in their world. .
  • Being able to move easily and successfully is essential for learning and growing.
  • Movement difficulties may be due to a range of conditions.

Pediatric Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy aims to help and treat children and young people with physical problems as well as providing support to their families and carers.
Physiotherapists support who have difficulty with movement and treat short and long-term conditions that impact on physical development, activity and their ability to participate in play, learning and socialising.

  • Maintain range of movement, to minimise joint contracture and deformities.
  • Develop functional skill level with emphasis on gross motor function and posture.
  • Encourage children to participate in activities at school and in community by enhancing their ability to involve in play, learning and socialising.
  • Work towards integrating sensory processing issues such as auditory, visual, touch, and joint sense.
  • Prescribe and monitor orthotics, walking aids, and wheelchairs to help attain and maintain independence.