Allsports Physiotherapy offers physiotherapy services exclusively to children from infancy to adulthood (0-18yrs) in partnership with our specialised group, Q Paediatrics. Our aim is to optimise your child’s physical development and functional performance throughout the various stages of their development.
Q Paediatrics strives to optimise a child’s function throughout all stages of development. This may include infants who are not achieving the appropriate milestones, toddlers who are having difficulty acquiring new gross motor skills or school-age children who are having difficulty completing the required fine motor skills of the classroom or trouble participating in physical activities with their peers in class and in the playground.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Children with autism may or may not have related movement difficulties. Physiotherapy with Q Paediatrics can help with the optimal development of motor skills by initially assessing the neuro sensory motor profile of your child and developing a program to address any underlying weaknesses in both the sensory and muscular systems.
Paediatric Chronic Pain Management
Pain impacts a person in both a physical and emotional level. Q Paediatrics helps children who have been suffering from ongoing pain. Our therapist will work together with the child and their family to address the biological manifestations of the pain whilst understanding and considering the psychological and social factors.
Paediatric Chest Physiotherapy
Some children may only require chest physiotherapy for a short period when they are unwell (e.g. children with pneumonia), whilst some children with respiratory conditions such as CF (Cystic Fibrosis) require regular chest physiotherapy.
Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction
Q Paediatrics may be able to assist your child with urinary or faecal incontinence, including day time and night time wetting and faecal accidents and stains. Physiotherapy for these children may include simple strategies at home, behavioural toileting program, and education in relation to positioning and specific strengthening exercises.
Neurological Disorders and Congenital Disabilities
This area of paediatric physiotherapy services with Q Paediatrics covers many different conditions including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, down syndrome and acquired brain injury to name a few. When working with these patients and their families we aim to deliver family centred, goal directed physiotherapy to optimise development and participation within the family, school and community.
Infant Postural Conditions
Infants can present with a number of postural anomalies that can develop into or after birth. Some of these conditions include torticollis, plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, talipes equinovarus. Management of these conditions involves educating parents and carers on strategies to correct these minor abnormalities.
Joint hypermobility (excessive joint movement) is quite common. Those that have hypermobile joints are not necessarily impacted by it although when it does impact a person it can do so in a number of ways such as:
Kids Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy
Q Paediatrics can assist in the assessment and treatment of muscle and joint injuries. Being a children’s only clinic we understand the impact of growth and development on musculoskeletal injuries and will look at your child’s overall physical profile and how this relates to the injury rather than just looking at the injury in isolation.
Children can develop a number of orthopaedic conditions or sustain an orthopaedic injury through their development. In some instances these conditions require conservative management which may involve physiotherapy intervention to minimise pain and strengthen particular muscles around the affected area. In some cases these children may require surgical management and physiotherapy may be necessary during the post-surgical rehabilitation.
Hard Core Kids®
Hard Core Kids® is a unique physiotherapy based exercise program for kids, from 3-18yrs.
Hard Core Kids® was developed by our Managing Partner, Nicole Haynes, to create a fun, dynamic exercise environment for children targeted to optimise their physical development.