Physiotherapy can assist with:
- Head shape: Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)
- Torticollis (Wry Neck)
- Premature Babies
- Postural Problems
- Education on handling, devices and positions that promote development
As your child grows they learn how to do different movements such as rolling, sitting, crawling and walking in a sequence. At times infants can struggle with developing the ability to do these movements and require assistance to do so. A physiotherapist can assess an infant progress with achieving these tasks and provide parents with advice and exercises to help their infant do so.
When to come to physiotherapy to check an infants milestones?
- If you would like advice or education on how to assist your child with the development of their milestones
- If your infant does not tolerate tummy time
- If your infant is not: rolling by 6 months, sitting by 9 months, not pulling to stand by 12 months, not walking by 18 months
When to come to physiotherapy to check the milestones of a 2-5 year old?
- 2 years of age: if your child struggles to kick or throw a ball, jump, run or walking in different directions
- 3 years of age: if your child struggles with stairs, standing on one leg, difficulty to run or is unable to do any tasks listed for a 2 year old
- 4 years of age: if your child struggles to walk up stairs with alternate feet, cannot balance on one leg or do any of the tasks for 2-3 year old
- 5 years of age: if your child has reduce ball, running, jumping and walking skills when compared to those of the same age or struggle to hop on one leg