Some reasons you might seek the help of Move and Play Paediatric Therapy

You want to optimise your child’s development:

  • You have concerns about your child’s development, particularly their achievement of movement and play skills
  • Your baby feels ‘floppy’ or ‘stiff’ to hold
  • You are a new parent and would like help with learning baby handling and play skills, and helping your baby learn to move
  • Your baby was born prematurely, and you would like help to support their development
  • Your baby or child has a diagnosed neurological, neurodevelopmental or neuromuscular condition, such as cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, which is causing or may cause movement difficulties
  • Your child seems to have poor posture, clumsiness, frequent trips or falls, pool balance and/or coordination

You have concerns about your baby’s or child’s muscles, joints or bones:

  • Your baby has a flat spot on the back of their head
  • Your baby always lies with their head turned to one side
  • You are concerned about the alignment, shape or position of your baby’s or child’s feet, knees or legs
  • Your child complains of pain in their joints or muscles
  • Your child needs rehabilitation following an injury, fracture, surgery or Botox injections
  • Your child has juvenile arthritis, or has haemophilia and has had a joint or muscle bleed, and needs treatment to regain movement and strength

Or your child has one of the following conditions affecting their respiratory or gastrointestinal system:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Tracheomalacia or bronchomalacia
  • Rumination disorder (unintentional regurgitation of food)