Physiotherapy for Paediatrics

We are now offering Treatment for Paediatrics/children. Physiotherapy for paediatrics offers a range of assessment, treatment and Programs to children aged from the newborn to the young adult.

From the initial assessment, the physiotherapist will advise the most appropriate management plan for the child’s needs.

You should seek advice from the physiotherapist if you have concerns such as :

  • Your baby feels ‘floppy’ or ‘stiff’ with handling
  • Your baby isn’t tolerating ‘tummy time’ well by 4 months of age
  • Your baby has a flat spot on his / her head or prefers to look to one side only
  • Your baby was born prematurely (Before 34 Weeks Gestation)
  • There is a difference between sides of the body
  • A delay is present in achieving physical milestones
  • Not sitting by 9 months
  • Not trying to stand up by 12 months
  • Not walking by 18 months
  • Your child is bottom shuffling and you would like some further advice
  • Your child has an unusual walk or foot posture
  • Clumsiness with Running, Jumping or Ball Skills
  • Aches or pains with activity or rest
  • To help with recovery after injury or surgery
  • Concerns regarding your child’s posture

Conditions That We Treat

For Babies :

  • Plagiocephaly (flattening of the head, usually to one side)
  • Torticollis (stiffness of the neck)
  • Issues with hips or feet
  • Delay in development such as slow to roll, crawl or walk and particularly if your child is not showing signs of walking between 9 – 15 months

For Children :

  • Delay in development
  • Foot, knee, hip alignment issues such as
  • In-toeing, Out-toeing, Knock knee or Bowed legs
  • Toe walking
  • Knee pain
  • Young athlete concerns
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)

Diagnosed Conditions & Disabilities :

  • Cerebal palsy
  • Autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Visual or hearing disorders

Consultation at – Western Children’s Health Centre

Ph- (03) 9931 0014