KIDS WITH DISABILITIES

Physiotherapy for Kids with Disabilities

At Kids Physiotherapy we have extensive experience with working with children with disabilities including;

  • Neurological Disorders (eg Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida)
  • Chromosomal Disorders (eg Downs Syndrome, Prader-Willi Syndrome

We will perform a custom assessment of your child and collaboratively work with you to determine the physiotherapy goals for your child. Physiotherapy management of your child may include

  • Play-based exercises
  • Specific stretches and strengthening exercises
  • Therapeutic taping techniques
  • Bracing (eg leg and arm immoblizers, nylatex wraps)
  • Sensory and Mechanical Input via use of suits (Therasuit)
  • Neuro Developmental Therapy (NDT) handling techniques
  • Full and Partial Suspension techniques (Universal Exercise Unit)
  • Spider Therapy (Universal Exercise Unit)
  • Cardiovascular exercises (Exercise bike, treadmill, rowing machine)
  • Sensory Integration Techniques (eg vibration platform)
  • Electrotherapy (Ultrasound, EMG, EMS)
  • Manual Therapy (Soft tissue releasing, joint mobilization)
  • Heat Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy

We will refer appropriately to other services if required such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, orthotists, paediatricians and orthopaedic specialists.

Intensive Model of Physiotherapy

At Kids Physiotherapy we also offer an Intensive Model of Physiotherapy to kids with disabilities.

For more information regarding our Intensive Model of Physiotherapy, please contact Kids Physiotherapy on 3204 2193 or download the info sheet below.