Jump Start Kids Physiotherapy

Our Services

How can physiotherapy help your child?

  • Paediatric physiotherapy provides early intervention for children who may be delayed in their gross motor skills or have neurological delays
  • Play based therapy designed to improve mobility, functional skills, muscle and core strength, coordination, ball skills, and balance
  • Treatment of gross motor delay, low muscle tone, toe walking, in-toeing, flat feet, Cerebal Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), neurological conditions & syndromes
  • Equipment provision, ankle foot orthosis (AFO), splints, exercise equipment, and manual therapy

Babies and Toddlers

 Babies often need a little help getting started. A few areas of concern for parents are:
 
  • Plagiocephaly (flat head)
  • Torticollis (tight neck muscles)
  • Gross motor delay (e.g. not sitting/rolling, not yet walking)
  • Delayed walking
  • Toe walking
  • Low muscle tone
  • Talipes (club foot)
  • Unique gait patterns – bow legged, pigeon-toed, uncoordinated run
  • Chromosomal deletions/genetic disorders

Neurological Conditions

Movement difficulties are highly preventable in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Risk of movement difficulties was identified in 87% of children with ASD aged 5-15 years. Gross motor delay was more prominent in older children, which is why early intervention is so important.

 

Neurological conditions may also cause poor balance, coordination, and gross motor delay. 

Areas that we can provide assistance are:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain injury/stroke
  • Spina bifida

Musculoskeletal Conditions

 
 
  • Sports injuries
  • Back and neck pain
  • Growing pains – Sever’s disease, Osgood Schlatter’s Disease
  • Rehabilitation post fractures or post-surgery
  • Tight/stiff muscles
  • Hypermobility

Movement and Coordination

 
 
  • Core strengthening
  • Global developmental delay
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Sport specific skills
  • Balancing – static and dynamic
  • Upper limb strengthening
  • Play-with-purpose

Gross Motor Milestones

If you are concerned that your child may be having difficulty reaching their milestones please see our Gross Motor Skills milestones for an idea of age appropriate skills for children.

You can also see this comprehensive Gross Motor Development chart developed by Kid Sense.