AIM Physiotherapy provides assessment and paediatric physiotherapy services for a wide range of clients. Movement, posture, balance, motor skill, strength and physical endurance difficulties, are just some of the areas we can assist with.
Our focus is on children from birth (even preterm), to 12 years; though we provide services for young adults up to 18 years.
We provide individual and group paediatric physiotherapy to achieve goals in the following
areas. These include:
- Infant specific conditions such as Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, Development Dysplasia
of the Hip
- Balance control and independence in sitting, standing, walking
- Balance control for daily self-cares dressing, bathing, toileting
- Mobility on the floor: rolling, creeping, crawling, walking
- Transitioning between positions: sitting to standing, lying to standing
- Gross motor skills: running, jumping, hopping, skipping, dancing, climbing, throwing, catching, kicking, hitting, bouncing
- Gait retraining: secondary to conditions such as cerebral palsy, stroke or toe walking
- Building strength and endurance to maximise engagement in activities of daily living, school, community access and extra-curriculars activities
- Advanced skills: bike riding, scooter riding, playing on playground equipment
- Developing the movement and coordination skills required for successful participation at, home, day-care, school – indoor and outdoor activities, and physical activity programs in the community.
The long-term health and development outcomes of children are improved when collaboration occurs between all involved parties in a child’s care.
Approaches and techniques used include; sensory-motor, biomechanical, neuromuscular, fundamental movement & motor coordination activity techniques, exercise therapy, hydrotherapy, play-based therapy and child-led play to assist infants and children with movement disorders.
Our physiotherapists are committed to providing evidence-based therapy and engage in regular continued education.
Vivienne Travlos and Sheldon Milligan are members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) National Paediatric Group Committee – WA Branch in an aim to advocate, further the profession and assist with continued education direction.
Lisa Dallin has held a similar role in the past being a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) WA Branch Executive Team and as the WA APA representative to the Physiotherapy Registration Board and Private Health Funds Committees.