Paediatric physiotherapists offer specialised care for children aged from newborn to the young adult. Paediatric physiotherapists work to improve children’s motor development, strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, and co-ordination. As the body undergoes rapid changes to both the musculoskeletal and nervous systems during these growth years, it is important that each child is treated with an individual approach that is appropriate to their stage of development. This is vastly different from the type of care delivered to adults.
For babies/early years
Plagiocephaly (flattening of the head)
Torticollis (neck stiffness)
Issues of the hips and feet (hip dysplasia and positional talipes)
Delayed motor milestones and developmental delay
Issues with breastfeeding and latching
Issues with alignment of the hip, knee and foot (such as in-toeing, knock knees, flat feet)
Issues with co-ordination, clumsiness or falls
Postural variations (such as scoliosis)
Sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain (such as Severs’ Disease, Osgood-Schlatter’s, etc)
For all ages
Rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery (including corrective surgery for the spine and lower limb)
Diagnosed conditions and disabilities, including but not limited to:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Genetic disorders (such as Prader-Willi Syndrome)
Paediatric physiotherapy appointments at Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates are typically 45 minutes long.
During the consultation, Laura will conduct a thorough interview of the child and/or their family and then use a physical examination to determine the cause of the child’s movement difficulties. Goals will then be developed in consultation with the child and their family, before a specific treatment plan is created depending on the child’s condition.
If you think your child may benefit from an assessment by our paediatric physio, don’t hesitate to contact us at Revive.
Our fully-qualified physiotherapists hold post-graduate certifications, enabling us to provide our patients with the highest quality care and advice
Matthew is a Principle at Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates and enjoys treating all types of sports and spinal conditions. He has supported Australian national sporting teams and undertaken specialist training.
Laura is a Principle at Revive Physiotherapy and Pilates. She has worked alongside some of Melbourne’s leading physiotherapists, holds extensive tertiary qualifications, and believes in an holistic approach to physiotherapy care.
Make An Appointment
You may contact us with your enquiry below. If you are booking an initial or return consultation, you may do so with our easy-to-use online booking system. Please note that Paediatric Physiotherapy appointments need to be made by submitting an enquiry, or by calling the clinic on 03 9391 2600.