At Menai District Physiotherapy (MDP), Brooke Giffen has a special interest in Paediatric physiotherapy and is currently completing her Masters 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
- Running, jumping, catching, throwing, etc.
- Reaching, grasping, object manipulation, etc.