Consulting at Physioworks Health Group Camberwell, Adrienne Harvey (PhD) and Elizabeth Martin are highly qualified, experienced physiotherapists who work exclusively in paediatrics, each with over 20+ years clinical and research experience, who provide expertise in physiotherapy management of 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 physiotherapists 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.
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)
Adrienne and Liz 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 for an infant or child with Physiotherapists Adrienne Harvey or Liz Martin please contact Physioworks Health Group Camberwell reception on 9889 6611.
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