Physiotherapy at the Child Development Service
Physiotherapists are professionals who can assist in the assessment and treatment of delays in gross motor development, posture, movement and walking. Within the Child Development Service Physiotherapists offer a range of services including advice and strategies to assist parents support the development of their children 0-6 years in the areas of:
- Foot position e.g. in-toeing, out-toeing, flat feet
- Delays in reaching milestones e.g. sitting, standing, walking
- Delays in gross motor development e.g. jumping, hopping, climbing
- Difficulties with catching, throwing, kicking balls.
For more information about the Physiotherapy profession see Australian Physiotherapy Association.
How We can Help
Parents and guardians are welcome to attend a contact Intake on (02) 6207 8884 or make a referral if they have concerns about their children.
A telephone consutation with a Physiotherapist provides parents in the ACT with an opportunity to discuss issues and seek information and advice about their child's gross motor development and posture, movement and walking.
Physiotherapy telephone consultations are available for children 0-6 years who have a residential address in the ACT and have not had contact with the NDIA Early Childhood Early Intervention service partner, EACH.
The telephone consultations take the form of an informal discussion and screening of skills and not a formal assessment.
A written summary of the Physiotherapy telephone consultations is provided for parents.