Physiotherapy a Rehabilitation profession that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention.

The practice of Physiotherapy involves:

  • Assessing the issue at hand, that is most often the physical state of the child.

  • Devising a special program to suit each child’s needs based on their degree of understanding and reason for referral. The program may involve the use of balance, strength and co-ordination activities, toys, games or other special equipment.

  • Monitor the child’s progress and alter the program as the child improves, develops and grows.

  • Help the families understand the child’s problem and teach parents/care-givers the skills to develop the child’s ability to perform everyday tasks.

  • Give advice regarding footwear or prescription of equipment to improve the child’s skills and function.

  • work in conjunction with other health professionals to meet all the child’s needs in a thorough and comprehensive way.

  • Refer the child to other health professionals within the hospital when appropriate.

  • Ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home and return to school, in conjunction with the child, family, other health care workers and teachers.