Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapy 2019-03-17T23:34:19+00:00

At Menai District Physiotherapy (MDP), Melissa Tallent has a special interest in Paediatric physiotherapy.  Paediatric physiotherapists are movement specialists for children and adolescents.  It is a clinical area of physiotherapy that aims to assess and improve a child’s movement abilities through movement retraining, strengthening and flexibility exercises, equipment and education.  Mel is knowledgeable in all stages of your child’s physical development and growth, and identifying conditions unique to children. Upon assessment, she will develop a plan specific to your child to ensure their particular needs are addressed and improved.

Some of the key physical developmental milestones that children may require assistance with include:

  • Neck & head control
  • Tummy time
  • Rolling
  • Sitting
  • Crawling
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Running, jumping, catching, throwing, etc.
  • Reaching, grasping, object manipulation, etc.

Additionally, we are able to address concerns regarding your child’s:

  • Posture (scoliosis, rounded shoulders, etc.)
  • Walking pattern (knocked or bowed knees, pigeon toes, leg length discrepancies, flat feet, tip toe walkers, etc.)
  • Growth-related aches and pains
  • Recovery from injury.

For younger children, play-based treatment strategies will be used to provide effective, engaging, and fun therapy sessions.

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s motor development, book a paediatric physiotherapy consultation at Menai District Physiotherapy today.

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s motor development, book a paediatric physiotherapy consultation at Menai District Physiotherapy today.