Paediatrics

What does physiotherapy for paediatrics involve?

We have a dedicated paediatric team who exclusively assess and treat developmental conditions in babies, adolescents and early teens.

Our paediatric team works with children of all ages to improve and optimise physical development and movement dysfunctions. These sessions focus on facilitating motor planning and learning through play, aiming to achieve family centred goals. Here at Penrith Physiotherapy Sports Centre, we use the latest assessment tools and provide realistic programs for children that are fun!

What conditions can we assess and treat?

Early intervention is key in enabling children to reach their full potential. Here are some of the conditions our paediatric team can assist you and your child with through their development.

Gross motor developmental concerns

Gait or postural concerns

  • Toe Walkers
  • Pigeon Feet or in-toeing
  • Duck feet or out-toeing
  • Knock knees
  • Bowed legs

In utero positioning problems

  • Flat spots (plagiocephaly) or head turn preferences
  • Torticollis
  • Positional talipes
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

Other Paediatric Needs

  • Cystic Fibrosis and other respiratory conditions
  • Weight management for children and adolescents
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Children with disabilities or complex needs
  • Growing pains and sporting injuries

Our Paediatric Team

Emily Healey

Head of Paediatrics

Emily’s passion has always been working with children and as such has spent the entirety of her career working with the paediatric population. She is presently undertaking her titling to become a titled paediatric physiotherapist under the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She is set to become one of the first in Australia titled under this new program. To make an appointment click to call the clinic below.

(02) 4721 5567

Sarah Ennebt

Musculoskeletal Management for Paediatrics

Sarah is currently completing her mentorship program in Paediatrics under head physiotherapist – Emily Healey. She has a huge passion for assessing and treating kids, with her goal being to become a full time physiotherapist in this area in 2020.
She currently manages paediatric issues such as: gait, posture, growing pains, sports injuries and weight management. To make a booking with Sarah, please use our online booking form below: choose Lethbridge Street location and click “First Appointment – Standard”

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