Our passion is to watch children attain increasing levels of function and are committed to helping children to reach their potential in all aspects of life.
We will collaborate with families on the child’s goals and provide support using a wide range of Physiotherapy interventions to help you and your child achieve these goals.
We recognise the challenge of raising a child, especially with a disability, and can provide you with tools and education to help provide a rich learning environment at home or at school to complement therapies utilised at the Centre of Movement.
“Play is not a break from learning. It is endless, delightful, deep, engaging, practical learning. It’s the doorway into the child’s heart!” ~ Vince Gowmon
For children to be able to reach their full potential and live life to the fullest they should be able to experience all the world has to offer. Childhood is a unique season where we get to lay down the building blocks of a fulfilling life and explore the world through fun and play.Early intervention and increased physical function in childhood has been linked to increased quality of life and greater independence throughout the lifespan. Movement is fundamental for a child to entice their curiosity, explore their surroundings and engage with the world naturally through play which not only improves their physical capacity and independence but also improves cognitive function, emotional regulation and mental wellbeing.
“The activities that are the easiest, cheapest, and most fun to do – such as singing, playing games, reading, storytelling, and just talking and listening – are also the best for child development.” ~ Jerome Singer
Physiotherapy identifies current physical limitations or developmental gaps and helps the child to learn movement in a way that allows them to participate in the activities they enjoy or are necessary for daily function.Physiotherapy can assess a child’s current functional capacity, identify what limitations may be addressed and provide individualised treatment (manual therapy, motor control training, postural training, therapeutic exercise prescription, equipment prescription and education) to bridge this gap.
“Children more than ever, need opportunities to be in their bodies in the world – jumping rope, bicycling, stream hopping, and fort building. It’s this engagement between limbs of the body and bones of the earth where true balance and centeredness emerge.” ~ David Sobel
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much"
– Helen Keller