Paediatric Physiotherapy

NAPA Centre takes an intensive approach to paediatric physiotherapy using the NeuroSuit and Multifunctional Therapy Units.

Paediatric Physiotherapy

At NAPA Centre Sydney, our highly trained paediatric physiotherapists challenge the child in a loving environment, pushing their performance and helping them achieve new developmental milestones. All of our therapists –physical, speech, and occupational—work with each other and with family members to assess each child’s current functioning level. Then they create an individualized plan to help each child achieve optimal results. We offer paediatric physiotherapy in both traditional and intensive settings.

Our Approach to Intensive Paediatric Physiotherapy

We take an intensive approach to physiotherapy with each child’s plan consisting of 60 to 90 hours of vigorous therapy in just 3 weeks using the NeuroSuit and Universal Exercise Units. This highly effective method of treatment uses cutting-edge methods to challenge the child and achieve new physical abilities. The NeuroSuit utilizes technology originally from the Russian space program to fight the effects of weightlessness. The NeuroSuit helps hold the patient’s body in correct alignment and adds additional weight bearing through the use of bungee type bands that are attached to the suit.

Our patients also participate in a variety of dynamic balance activities in the Multifunctional Therapy Unit, also called the SpiderCage. These include transitioning from sitting to quadruped, quadruped to kneeling, and transition all the way to standing with the assistance of bungee cords attached to the patient from four angles. This equipment is referred to as the “SpiderCage” due to the eight bungees used to assist the patient.

Traditional Weekly Paediatric Physiotherapy at NAPA

NAPA also provides traditional weekly paediatric physiotherapy sessions for local families. Our Australia clinic is located in Sydney and we will be opening a new clinic in Melbourne in September 2021. NAPA also has several clinics in the US: Los Angeles, Boston, and Austin with a new clinic opening in Denver in October 2021.

Physiotherapy can benefit your child if he/she is experiencing or has experienced:

  • Prematurity
  • Torticollis/Wry Neck (head tilt)
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke
  • Delays in developmental milestones
  • Hypotonia (weakness, low tone)
  • Hypertonia (tightness, high tone)
  • Gross motor incoordination
  • Motor planning difficulties
  • Gait difficulties
  • Orthotic concerns
  • Neurological problems

Discover How NAPA Paediatric Physiotherapy Can Help Your Child

Get in touch with our team to learn more about how NAPA can help your child or loved one.

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Paediatric physiotherapy services may help improve a child’s:
  • 01. Range of Motion

    How far a joint can bend or straighten

  • 02. Strength

    Strength against gravity

  • 03. Balance

    Ability to maintain balance (tilting and righting responses) and to keep oneself from falling (protective responses)

  • 04. Reflexes

    Automatic responses seen particularly in infants (palmar grasp, positive support, asymmetrical tonic neck reflex [ATNR] and labyrinthine)

  • 05. Posture

    Alignment of the body in various positions

  • 06. Tone

    Natural resistance in a muscle (increased tone is stiffness and decreased tone is floppiness)

Paediatric physiotherapy services for children may include:
  • 01. Exercise

    Stretching and strengthening activities and exercises to increase a child’s range and quality of movement

  • 02. Movement

    Establishing or reshaping movement patterns to follow normal development

  • 03. Equilibrium Improvement

    Improving balance and equilibrium skills

  • 04. Posture Training

    Improving postural control

  • 05. Gait Trainng

    Gait training (walking)

  • 06. Orthopedics

    Evaluating the need for adaptive equipment and orthopedic devices

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