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?
The independent rehabilitation specialists who practise from our rooms care for babies, toddlers, children and teens, and value their unique needs and differences. They see patients with cerebral palsy, nerve, muscle or respiratory conditions, limb difference and amputation, spinal cord dysfunction, brain injuries and pain issues. They also see children post-surgery and post-plaster.
What do we do?
We will connect you with an independent specialist who will aim to maximise your child’s ability to participate in activities at home, school and the community, prevent or minimise complications and improve quality of life.
The rehabilitation team includes independent paediatric rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and physiotherapists.
They 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 rehabilitation programs.
Your child’s specialist will:
- undertake relevant testing to assess ability
- work with you and your child 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 your child’s needs and goals – they consider age appropriateness, family lifestyle and the child’s natural environment in the development of 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.