Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the frequently asked questions. For more inquiries, please call our clinic and one of our friendly staff will be able to help you.
There are 10 Centre of Movement designated car spaces. The car spaces are located on the Salvation Army (Big red building) side of the building as well as street parking. It can get busy so another option is to call the reception desk and have a staff member come and assist your child out of the car while you find a park.
Yes there is a lift for you to access our clinic on the first floor. Follow the signs on the Centre of Movement entry to the building.
Better to be safe than sorry with sickness. Please contact the office and give 48 hours notice if your child is starting to become unwell. We kindly request that you review and understand our cancellation policy when making your appointment or reservation.
Thank you for your consideration and understanding.
Yes, carers, grandparents, support worker are able to bring your child and feel included in their therapy program. Often times it can be advantageous for them to bring your child at least once to see what we are working on in the session and how they can implement these strategies and techniques into their time with your child. Remember it takes a village.
Yes, you as a parent will need to be present and attend to their needs so as not to distract the ongoing therapy session.
If it appears that your child is not able to participate well in therapy when a sibling is present (ie. gets embarrassed, feels self conscious, becomes easily distracted or overwhelmed) we can discuss options to best manage the outcomes for all involved.
Yes, intensive physical therapy programs can be modified and tailored to suit your child’s specific needs. The goal of intensive programs is to provide highly individualised and comprehensive rehabilitation, taking into account the unique challenges and abilities of each child.
Here are some ways in which an intensive program can be modified to suit your child’s needs:
Treatment Goals: The therapy team will work closely with you to identify specific goals for your child’s therapy. These goals may include improving mobility, increasing strength, enhancing coordination, or achieving functional milestones. The program can be customised to focus on the areas that require the most attention for your child’s optimal development.
Duration and Frequency: The duration and frequency of the intensive program can be adjusted based on your child’s tolerance and progress. Some children may benefit from shorter, more frequent sessions, while others may thrive with longer sessions spaced further apart. The therapy team will assess your child’s response to therapy and make appropriate modifications to ensure it remains effective and manageable. Generally programs are 3 hours a day, 5 days a week for 3 weeks in duration
Therapeutic Techniques and Modalities: Different therapeutic techniques and modalities can be incorporated into the intensive program based on your child’s needs. These may include manual therapy, assistive devices, adaptive equipment, therapeutic exercises, functional activities, aquatic therapy, or sensory integration techniques. The therapy team will determine which approaches are most beneficial for your child’s specific condition and adapt the program accordingly.
Collaborative Approach: Intensive programs often involve a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals. This collaboration allows for a holistic approach to your child’s care. Depending on your child’s needs, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and other specialists can be involved in the program, ensuring comprehensive support and addressing various aspects of your child’s development.
Parent/Caregiver Involvement: Intensive programs offer an opportunity for parents and caregivers to actively participate in their child’s therapy. The therapy team can provide training and guidance on exercises, activities, and techniques that can be continued at home. This involvement promotes continuity of care and ongoing progress even after the intensive program concludes.