In conjunction with Core Physiotherapy & Pilates Studio
Paediatrics Physio SA works in conjunction with the Core Physiotherapy and Pilates Studio group and aims to provide tailored services for children from 0 - 18 years of age.
Children at all stages of growth and development may come across obstacles to their health and advancement. A Paediatric Physio approach is often an important part of the process in managing these issues. At Paediatrics Physio SA, our Paediatric Physiotherapists take a logical, child centred approach to help children and parents get the best possible outcomes.
The Paediatrics Physio SA Approach involves:
- A thorough assessment and diagnosis in the first session
- Development of a clear strategy that involves therapy and self / family management strategies
- In room therapy plans and treatment that works directly with the child and the parent
- Home-based strategies that aim to keep the therapy going on a daily basis
- Fitting people into group classes that focus on getting cost efficient outcomes and also providing a social platform for parents and kids
- Hydrotherapy sessions that are either one on one, or in small group sessions
- A holistic approach under NDT & ICF models
Our Physiotherapists have extensive experience in helping children with the following disorders:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Genetic Abnormalities/Syndromes
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Developmental delay
- Muscle tone issues
- Neurological conditions
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Orthopaedic conditions
types of treatment:The treatment of children is based upon specific problems that have developed within various body systems. This will vary according to parental concerns, expectations and the therapist’s goal for the child. Our physiotherapists will create a program tailored around these requirements.
the neurodevelopmental approach & the ICF model:
The most popular approach when treating children is Neurodevelopmental Therapy. This is a progressive ‘hands-on’ therapeutic approach for children with central nervous system difficulties, affecting their posture and movement control. The purpose of NDT is for children to obtain the highest functional participation that they can during their daily activities.
The Neurodevelopmental Approach is based upon the International Classification of Functioning Model (ICF). The International Classification of Functioning Model is the World Health Organisation’s framework for measuring health and disability at both a clinical and environmental level.
The ICF was approved for use by the World Health Assembly in 2001, after thorough testing globally that included people with various disabilities from a range of relevant disciplines. The ICF integrates the dominant models of disability. Acknowledging the impact of environmental factors upon the development of disability and the importance of related health conditions and their effects.
techniques used by physiotherapists
- Motor control
- Sensory integration
- Reflex integration
- Bracing & Splinting
- Hydrotherapy & Pilates
Short term and long-term goals are formed while keeping the expectations and concerns of the parents along with the current functional status of the child.
We focus on bringing the best out of every child through play and help achieve their goals by making them functionally as independent as possible.
Suite 4, The Hub Professional Centre, Christie Way, Aberfoyle Park, SA 5159
2/257 Fullarton Road, Parkside, SA, 5063
Our physiotherapists may be available at other locations upon request and mutual agreement.