The International Physiotherapy Centre


Children’s physiotherapy

"We are passionate about improving the movement and function of children & adolescents of all abilities – we work to make the process engaging and rewarding for the entire family."
- Ellen Ewer
Children’s Physiotherapist


Children’s physiotherapy is a specialist area of rehabilitation for children from birth to aged 18. Children’s Physiotherapists are specialised in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of movement issues and pain. Children’s physiotherapy covers many areas, from developmental delay in infants, to long-term neurological conditions, or short-term pain and injury in a typically developing child.

Key Issues Treated

The International Physiotherapy Centre provides treatment for a wide-range of children’s injuries & physical issues:

  • Back, neck & joint pain (joint & muscle pain)
  • Sports injuries
  • Post-surgical or post-trauma rehabilitation
  • Genetic conditions, including:
    • Trisomy 21 (Down’s Syndrome)
    • Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP)
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
    • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Infant orthopedic conditions, including:
    • Plagiocephaly
    • Torticollis
    • Erbs palsy
    • Hip dysplasia
    • Talipes
  • Spine and posture concerns, including:
    • Scoliosis (sideways curve)
    • Kyphosis (forwards curve)
  • Co-ordination difficulties and dyspraxia
  • Hypermobility
  • Fatigue
  • Developmental delay in infancy milestones, including:
    • Rolling
    • Sitting
    • Crawling
    • Walking
  • ‘Normal variants’, including:
    • Toe walking
    • In-toeing or out-toeing
    • Unusual walking patterns
    • Flat feet
  • Neurological conditions, including:
    • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
    • Traumatic or acquired brain injury (TBI / ABI)
    • Encephalitis

Treatment Methods

Our Children’s Physiotherapists employ the right clinically- proven healing techniques to keep your child moving & maximise their physical potential:

  • Play-centered therapy (with toys and games)
  • Movement & strengthening exercises
  • Family-centered, holistic treatment
  • Multi-disciplinary work (with other clinicians)
  • Age appropriate stretching & strengthening
  • Hands on facilitation of functional movement
  • Home exercises
  • Posture analysis & correction
  • Soft tissue & myofascial release
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Parent education
  • Advice for schools (about activity modification)
Please contact us in order to better understand how our highly-trained Children’s Physiotherapists can help you.