What is Paediatric Physiotherapy?

What is Paediatric Physiotherapy?

Paediatric physiotherapy is the assessment, treatment and management of children from 0-18 years of age experiencing developmental delays, musculoskeletal, neurological and genetic conditions. Paediatric physiotherapists use evidence-based research to provide the latest intervention and management techniques to ensure every child reaches their goals.

Physiotherapy involves age appropriate, fun play-based therapy to improve your child’s range of motion, strength, balance, coordination and endurance. All interventions are family-centred and we ensure that your child is supported throughout their life at home, school and in the community.

Sprout Health Physiotherapists use multiple techniques to improve your child’s condition via exercise therapy, gait retraining, casting/splinting, endurance training, neurodevelopmental therapies and equipment prescription.

Conditions that we treat

Conditions that we treat


  • Postural variations e.g. flat feet, intoeing/outtoeing, knock knees, bow legs
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Global Joint hypermobility Syndrome
  • Acute musculoskeletal pain and injuries
  • Fracture management


  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Acquired/Traumatic brain injuries
  • Motor Dyspraxia
  • Fracture management
  • Hypertonia / Hypotonia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder (ADHD)

Genetic conditions

  • All genetic / chromosomal conditions that affect movement and development
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis

Developmental delays / newborn disorders

  • Global developmental delays (not achieving milestones when expected)
  • Plagiocephaly / brachycephaly (flat head)
  • Torticollis
  • Talipes