Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function following injury or surgery, relieve pain and help prevent or limit physical disabilities and improve developmental delay.
By using a number of different approaches and techniques, a physiotherapist can help a child overcome an injury, rehabilitate following surgery or short term health problems or help manage long term disability. They can also advise on splinting, equipment and help with problems that you may be experiencing at home or at school.
Our physiotherapists are highly experienced in assessing and treating babies, children and young people with a wide range of injuries and disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to:
a movement and function disorder caused by brain injury before, during or after birth that affects the muscles of the body and can impair movement, speech and coordination.
Acquired Brain Injury:
this is caused by injury or illness, and can affect fine and gross motor movement as well as speech and language. It may lead to educational challenges and changes in behaviour.
impaired or absent movement of any part of the body, may be from birth or following injury later in life.
a genetic condition that causes learning difficulties, and physical challenges including low muscle tone, and delayed development
this can have many causes, but is identified by a significant delay in a child reaching their developmental milestones such as sitting, crawling, standing, walking, speech, etc.
Limb deformity or limited range of movement can be treated and adaptations made to enable a child to reach their full potential.
Rehab following injury or surgery:
to restore movement, function and independence. Can be long or short term intervention and in conjunction with your physician.
Autism Spectrum Disorders:
impairments in social interaction, play, verbal and non-verbal communication and stereotypical types of behaviour.
helps to improve or maintain a patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living and personal care.
helps children who have difficulty
pronouncing sounds and/or using
and understanding language.
How to help:
Volunteer for KCDC
The centre is currently looking for qualified volunteer therapists to come and help us to train local staff and provide therapy and education to the children and families accessing the centre.
How to help:
Sponsor a child
Many of the children who receive therapy at our centre come from families who struggle to meet the financial burden of looking after a child with disabilities or special needs. You could make a real difference for as little as $8 a month.
How to help:
Donate to KCDC
We try to make access to care and therapy as affordable as possible for families and carers, who often struggle with the costs of looking after a child with disabilities or special needs. But we do have running costs to think about and donations are therefore gratefully received.