Conditions We Treat

Kids On The Move Physiotherapy provide treatment for children ranging from newborns to teenagers suffering from physical / gross motor concerns. Some of the common conditions we treat are outlined below.

Developmental delays or concerns

  • Baby born pre-term
  • Feels “floppy” or “stiff” to hold
  • No / poor head control by 3 months
  • Not tolerating tummy time by 3-4 months
  • Not rolling by 5-6 months
  • Not sitting by 6-8 months
  • Not crawling by 8-11 months
  • Not walking by 11-15 months
  • Unusual movement patterns eg. Bottom shufflling, commando crawling

General orthopaedic conditions affecting

Head/Neck:

  • Head Orientation Preference
  • Plagiocephaly (flat spot on the back of a baby’s head)
  • Torticollis (tightness of  muscles in the neck)

Knees:

  • Knock Knees
  • Bow Legs

Feet:

  • Talipes (tightness of muscles in the feet)
  • Toe walking
  • Flat feet
  • Intoeing (pigeon toed)

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Difficulty with co-ordination and balance

  • Frequently tripping or falling over
  • Clumsy running, jumping or ball skills

Muscle strength and tonal concerns

  • Low muscle strength/endurance/tone (often exhibited as poor sitting posture; or baby may feel floppy to hold)
  • Stiff joints or high muscle tone

General developmental and handling advice and techniques for new parents

  • Picking up/ handling a newborn
  • Carrying / playing / sleeping positions
  • Expected developmental milestones
  • Common paediatric conditions

Rehabilitation

  • Following injury
  • Post fracture/surgery

Rapid growth spurt related issues in pre-teens and teenagers

  • Sever’s Disease
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease

We aim to help your child reach their full potential and enjoy life!