MDP is now offering services to assess and treat a variety of conditions that affect a child’s movement and ability to participate in daily life, whether it be an acute or chronic condition.

Our physiotherapist Brooke Giffen specialises in diagnosis, treatment and advice for all children and families from newborn through to adolescent years. Brooke is currently in her final year of her Master’s Degree in Advanced Health Care Practice – Paediatric Physiotherapy.

Paediatric physiotherapy is delivered through fun, family-centred and play-based sessions to help engage children and enhance their movement capacity.

Paediatric physiotherapy aims to improve range of motion strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and fitness through a variety of interventions including exercise prescription, positioning, gait retraining, neurodevelopmental therapy, and education.

Brooke can assist in prescription of assistive equipment such as gait aids, splinting/casting, frames and orthotics.

Brooke works with children with all disabilities, including those who are participants with the NDIS (self-managed and plan-managed). Unfortunately, we cannot see those who are agency-managed as we are not an NDIS registered provider.

Menai District Physiotherapy Paediatrics provides physiotherapy services for children with:

  • Developmental hip dysplasia

  • Talipes equinovarus

  • Congenital calcaneovalgus

  • Torticollis

  • Head preferences – Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly (flattening of the head)

  • Brachial plexus injuries

  • Global development delay (rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, W-sitting)

  • Toe walking

  • Balance, co-ordination/clumsiness

  • Strength

  • Flexibility

  • Ball skills

  • Balance

  • Motor Dyspraxia

  • Development Coordination Disorder

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Neuropathies

  • Guillane-Barre Syndrome

  • Muscular dystrophies/atrophies

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Intellectual Disabilities

  • Acute injuries and musculoskeletal pain

  • Joint hypermobility syndrome

  • Juvenile Arthritis

  • Gait/Postural variations

    • Flat feet, knock knees, in-toeing
    • Scoliosis
    • Post-surgical fixations
  • Rehabilitation following medical tone management (Botulinum Toxin)

MDP is also now offering kids group exercise classes focusing on strength and flexibility to help with improving movement, increasing activity and preventing injury. These classes would particularly suit children with growing pains and overuse injuries (Severs Disease and Osgood Schlatter disease to name a few).

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