At our initial visit, we will perform a comprehensive assessment. This is used to highlight any areas which may require input allowing us to formulate a treatment plan for your child.
We specialise in understanding developmental milestones, assessing movement patterns, observing posture and analysing areas of difficulty.
Where appropriate, we use standardised assessment tools such as:
Movement ABC 2: an assessment used for children used with motor coordination difficulties or dyspraxia. This assessment can be used to support a diagnosis of dyspraxia.
Gross Motor Function Measure: an assessment used for children with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.
Throughout the assessment process we will talk to you about your worries and put your goals at the forefront of our treatment.
Detailed reports can be written on request.
These may be used for a variety of purposes such as supporting applications for Disabled Living Allowance, Education Health & Care Plans and funding for equipment.
We can write a detailed outline of your child’s presentation and their physical needs.
Reports may include advice for further treatment & advice on referrals onto other agencies.
Reports can also be written up as a care package or treatment programme which can be used at home, school or with carers.
Specialist Physiotherapy Treatment
Treatment is designed specifically to each child using a variety of techniques and approaches. This can include hands-on therapy, individualised exercise plans, teaching functional skills and more.
Our goals are to maximise child’s ability to move, help them achieve developmental milestones and maximum participation in daily life and physical activity.
We offer a mobile service and can assess and treat your child in the most convenient location for you, be that at home, school, nursey and sport club.
Physiotherapy treatments can include:
- Gym ball activities
- Balance & coordination exercises
- Core stability programmes
- Ball skills
- Bike riding skills
- Gym based programmes
- Assessment & prescription of equipment
- Advice on orthotics
- Inclusive sports groups
- Swimming skills
- Teaching developmental milestones
- Neuro-developmental therapy (Bobath)