Children who have a genetic condition including, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina bifida and Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) may require physiotherapy input and advice regarding their motor skills, at various stages of their development.

Babies and children with these sorts of conditions, as well as Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) and other congenital myopathies, may experience low tone (hypotonia), muscle weakness or atrophy as well as delays in reaching gross and fine motor milestones.

If you have concerns around a specific aspect of your child’s development, we are able provide assessment and structure a family centred therapy programme that can include short, intensive blocks to help with specific milestones or goals you wish to focus on

At The Kids Place:

  • We provide individualised and fun physiotherapy treatment to maximise your child’s potential.
  • We use individualised child and family centred programmes that promote not only physical development, but aim to improve confidence, self-esteem, and enjoyment of life’s adventures.
  • We will set goals for your child in a collaborative, family centred way. We will support you and your child to achieve the goals that are important to you both. Regular parent meetings are encouraged to make sure we are all working towards the same goals.
  • We can provide clinical observations and formal standardised assessments to support a child’s therapy programs or to provide professional information and results to other members of the child’s health team.
  • Treatment may include stretching, strengthening, balance or gait retraining, working on normal movement patterns and activities of daily living; as well as education and support to parents, caregivers and teachers.
  • Shared sessions with an Occupational Therapist will often be recommended to assist the child at different stages of their development.

A collaborative therapy approach is important to us. We are able to link in with other healthcare providers, including the public therapy team, as well as kindergarten and school, to ensure carry over of goals and treatment advice

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