Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapy, or physiotherapy for children, is a very broad area of practice. Physios work with children to help maximise their physical function, enhance gross motor skills, foster engagement and participation in sport and physical activity, and manage any musculoskeletal or neurological factors that affect the body. It is important to remember that kids are not just little adults; they have unique needs that must be considered and respected to allow for best practice physiotherapy care.

 

Physiotherapy can be helpful for children or babies with:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Down syndrome
  • Difficulties learning to crawl or walk
  • Toe walking
  • Coordination difficulties
  • Hip or foot problems
  • Nerve injuries
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • and many more...

Physiotherapy can also be very important for managing orthopaedic conditions and sporting injuries in children.

 

At Total Care Physiotherapy, we see children and babies with and without NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) Plans.

 

We have a partnership with Aruma Early Intervention Service (previously called Horizon) which is located on the grounds of Tamworth Public School. Our physiotherapists work in close partnership with Eductors, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, and Medical Teams to ensure quality and evidence-based care is provided to all children.

 

Our physiotherapists can see children at the clinic, or at home, pre-school, school, and in the community, depending on the individual needs and goals of the child and their family.