Physiotherapists with an interest in Paediatrics treat young people from premature babies to adolescents to ensure optimal physical function and development.
Physiotherapists treat a range of conditions including cerebral palsy, developmental delay, syndromes and other genetic conditions. These include spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, brachial plexus lesions, juvenile chronic arthritis, visual handicaps, premature babies with dystonia, postural problems, respiratory problems such as cystic fibrosis, sports injuries, growth problems, foot problems, general fitness, weight reduction and asthma.
Physiotherapists work closely with families, and other health professionals. For better outcomes and the most effective treatment results, early referral is the key. The approach is holistic and practical with an emphasis on gross motor function and posture.