Consulting at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell, Adrienne Harvey (PhD) and Elizabeth Martin are highly qualified, experienced paediatric physiotherapists, each with over 20+ years clinical and research experience, who provide specialised physiotherapy management for children (aged under 18) that have difficulty with their physical development.
Paediatric Physiotherapy at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell involves the management of babies and children with orthopaedic and neurological conditions as well as children with developmental problems. It aims to optimise your child’s movement and function or assist in achieving developmental milestones.
The paediatric physiotherapy team at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell manage children with orthopaedic, neurological and developmental problems, as well as providing rehabilitation for children after injury and surgical interventions.
Orthopaedics conditions affect the bones and muscles, whereas neurological conditions are problems with the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves. Children with these conditions may have difficulties with their physical function, including mobility, muscle strength, range of movement and balance.
Children with developmental problems may have difficulty reaching developmental milestones by a time or age that is expected. Developmental milestones are stages children reach that commonly appear in certain age ranges. For example, head control, rolling, sitting, crawling, and walking.
Paediatric Physiotherapists Adrienne Harvey and Liz Martin consult on a variety of orthopaedic and neurological paediatric conditions including:
- Congenital disorders including Cerebral Palsy
- Developmental disorders
- Conditions of the spinal cord
- Alignment issues such as in toeing gait
- Children who have had orthopaedic surgery or other interventions
- Idiopathic toe-walking
They also consult on conditions often see in young babies such as plagiocephaly (flattening on one area of the head) and torticollis (tight neck muscles)
Specialising in physiotherapy for children, the Physioworks paediatric physiotherapists will initially assess your child, which depending on their age will involve: a developmental assessment, walking assessment and other functional activities, as well as range of motion, strength and balance. From the assessment a program will be tailored specific to your child which may include:
- Child and parental education
- Re-educating normal movement patterns
- Balance training
- Improving standing and quality of walking
- Milestone development
- Working on fine and gross motor skills
Treatment is child and family focused and is based on the individual needs of each child.
For a consultation with Physioworks Paediatric Physiotherapists Adrienne Harvey or Liz Martin please contact Physioworks Camberwell reception on 9889 6611.
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