Paediatric physiotherapy is an expert physiotherapy service specifically customized to the developing person. Paediatric physios are experts in diagnosing and treating conditions from babies through to 18 year olds. This includes treating conditions such as:
- Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
- Developmental coordination disorder (DCD)
- Developmental delays
- Neurological and motor disorders
- Gait assessments (limping)
- Foot deformities
During a paediatric examination the physiotherapist will use a series of paediatric specific tests to diagnose the problem and establish goals and expectations for treatment. They will run through a number of strategies working under a family centred practice model to allow parents and carers to participate in treatment.