Our Physiotherapist can help your child with the following:
Torticollis and plagiocephaly
Torticollis is a rare condition in which the neck muscles contract, causing the head to twist to one side.
Plagiocephaly is a flat spot on a baby’s head. Plagiocephaly develops when a baby spends too much time lying on his or her back. It might be most noticeable when looking at a baby’s head from above. The cheekbone and ear on the flat side might look pushed forward.
Developmental milestones and delays
Physiotherapists can help your child if they are delayed in reaching any of their milestones such as rolling, crawling and walking.
Toe walking, in-toeing and out-toeing
Physiotherapists can help with toe walking by exposing your child to different surfaces and strengthening whilst also providing manual therapy for the lower leg. Physiotherapists can help with in and out-toeing by exposing your child to activities that promote the opposite. They will also do an assessment which will then allow them to tailor their treatment based on what they find.
Our physiotherapists can also help your child with any sporting injury they have sustained to get them back to sport as soon as possible.
Fracture management and post-surgery recovery
Physiotherapists can help with casting, bracing, or splinting and also the rehabilitation once these supports are removed. They can also help with recovery post-surgery for any musculoskeletal injury.
Gross motor skills
Gross motor skills are skills that require whole body movements and involve the large muscles of our body. These skills are important in enabling children to complete everyday physical activities like walking, running, throwing, kicking, jumping, catching, riding a bike, and sitting upright at a table. They are also necessary for everyday self-care skills like dressing and climbing in and out of bed. Physiotherapists can also help with balance, coordination, endurance, strength, muscle tone, range of motion, postural control, alignment and positioning.