Paediatric Physiotherapy

We use fun and play to help children achieve

Paediatric physiotherapists specialise in the treatment of babies, children and adolescents. Comprehensive play based assessment is used to identify areas where a child needs to improve. Sessions aim at improving strength, function and skills.

All our paediatric physios are widely experienced in the treatment of children and adolescents. They are all members of the Paediatric Physiotherapy Group. Our physios use their wealth of knowledge and experience to assess your child’s problems and provide a comprehensive treatment program. This usually involves an individualised exercise program that will help your child regain optimal function.  They provide sessions in the clinic, home visits, preschool visits and community visits.

Children are treated in individual or group sessions across a variety of settings:

  • Paediatric gym at St Leonards Physiotherapy
  • Home visits
  • Day care, preschool and schools
  • Aquatic Physiotherapy

Our Service Areas

Our team treat a wide variety of paediatric conditions, which include:

  • General gross motor developmental problems
  • Joint Hypermobility
  • Clumsiness
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Gait assessment in older children
  • Developmental hip dysplasia, including the application of harnesses
  • Postural problems in children (eg limps, length discrepancies, bow legs, pronating feet, knock knees, pigeon toes, tight hamstrings, toe walkers)
  • Post fracture rehabilitation
  • Growing pains
  • Congenital orthopaedic problems (eg positional talipes)
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Torticollis
  • Neurological problems (eg Cerebral palsy, Spinal Muscular atrophy)
  • Delayed milestones
  • Asymmetric flat head /Plagiocephaly
  • Musculoskeletal and sports injuries 
  • Post operative rehabilitation following surgery (eg tendon release)
  • Splinting and casting
  • Shoe checks