Understanding Paediatric Physiotherapy:
A Paediatric Physiotherapist has detailed knowledge of all aspects of a child’s development and is skilled at observing, assessing and providing treatment for children with problems in physical and sensory motor development. They work with children of varying ages from premature babies to adolescents. The aim of the Paediatric Physiotherapist is to provide a program to ensure optimal physical function and development which the child will enjoy, while encouraging them to participate and become independent.
Most children develop in a typical manner. When they move or play, they automatically develop their senses and motor skills. However some children have a delayed or deviant development and require additional assistance. Paediatric Physiotherapists are trained to recognize and treat these problems of movement, sensory motor and posture.