We work closely with our clients and their families to identify the goals that matter to them through targeted and thorough assessment. We have a comprehensive ‘toolbox’ of different interventions that can help promote and support a child’s physical development.
Our focus is on functional ability, strength, stamina and endurance, reducing any pain or discomfort, maximising joint and soft tissue health. We use techniques from Bobath therapy, elastic therapeutic taping, targeted motor training, functional electrical stimulation, aquatic therapy, vibration plate training, splinting, and are specialists in 24-hour postural positioning management for complex physical disability.
We will always discuss your child’s treatment goals with you, as families play a vital role in supporting a child’s treatment. Older children are encouraged to be part of the treatment process where appropriate. We strive to develop a therapy program which addresses your child’s varied needs and welcome the opportunity to integrate strategies and goals of other health professionals who may be working with your child into therapy sessions.
Clients are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing for these sessions and have access to a drink. Please make any splints, orthoses, lycra suits or walking aids required available.
Gait (walking) concerns may be part of a typical development curve or indicate the need for active treatment strategies or onward referral. Examples of gait concerns during childhood development may be toe walking, in-toeing, out-toeing, ‘knock’ knees or flat feet. We have a sound knowledge of typical development and often, the majority of concerns can be alleviated in the examination and advice provided to support a child’s development.