What is it?
Paediatric rehabilitation supports children and teens to overcome the challenges that everyday activities present following a major injury, illness or medical procedure. It also supports children with conditions that limit their physical activities.
Who do we help?
We care for babies, toddlers, children and teens, and we value their unique needs and differences. We see patients with cerebral palsy, nerve, muscle or respiratory conditions, limb difference and amputation, spinal cord dysfunction, brain injuries and pain issues. We also see children post surgery and post plaster.
What do we do?
We aim to maximise each patient’s ability to participate in activities at home, school and the community, prevent or minimise complications and improve quality of life.
Our rehabilitation team includes paediatric rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and physiotherapists.
We are highly skilled and work together to ensure each patient receives the best from their rehabilitation program.
Families and caregivers also play a key role in our rehabilitation programs.
- undertake relevant testing to assess ability
- work with the child and their family to set goals that are personalised, relevant, achievable and measurable, while at the same time, encouraging them to ultimately aim high
- develop custom rehabilitation programs to suit each patient’s needs and goals – we consider age appropriateness, family lifestyle and the child’s natural environment in the development of our programs
- start small and set realistic timeframes for taking well-considered steps towards achieving their ultimate goal
- measure progress and adjust the program and the goals as skills develop.