"Discovering the world through movement"
What is a Physiotherapist?
A physiotherapist is trained to assess movement and physical development. We provide suggestions and support to improve mobility and mobility skills to help your child reach the highest level of independence.
What does a physiotherapist do?
Babies and children learn about themselves and their environment through movement. Movement is vital for their physical and mental growth, general health and overall well being. A physiotherapist helps babies and children move to their best of their ability.
In order to help the child and family, a physiotherapist:
- Will spend some time with your child to assess your child's (emerging) skills. Some specific testing may be used depending on the needs of your child
- Will provide suggestions in discussion with you
- Will discuss with you your ongoing concerns on a regular basis
Movement happens all the time each day, so it is important to take advantage of the everyday opportunities to help your child progress. Remember, you are your chlid's best teacher.
How does the physiotherapist help you and your child?
To help your child move, have fun and participate, the physiotherapist might:
- Work with you and your child in his/her environment to develop the child's skills (e.g. arm/leg movements, stretches, walking skills)
- Support your child with equipment (e.g. walker, shoes, bike, swim floats)
- Make changes to the surroundings (e.g. obstacle course, un-even area to walk on)
Education is also a large part of what we do. We will provide information and tools to the family, caregivers and teachers that will help your child be able to explore and participate.