Why does my kid need to see a specialist paediatric physio?

Kids aren’t just little adults. Their bodies are growing and developing and need special consideration if pain, injury or illness arise.

Kid on gym ball

Did you know?

  • Babies are born with more than 300 bones, adults have 206 (the bones fuse together as they grow)

  • A human body grows more in the initial 2 years than during the rest of it's life

  • Babies don’t shed tears until they’re at least 1 month old

  • Babies blink 1-2 times a minute – adults blink about 10 times a minute

  • Eyes stay the same size from birth – but your nose and ears never stop growing

5 reasons why kids need to see a paediatric specialist

  • 1

    They have specialist knowledge about the growing body and normal development

  • 2

    They are trained to recognise what is ‘normal’, to pick up anything abnormal and to manage this appropriately by referring on to other health professionals or for further testing as necessary

  • 3

    They train and work closely with other paediatric specialities to ensure your child gets the best care, such as

  • paediatric orthopaedic consultants

  • paediatricians

  • orthotists

  • specialist neuro physiotherapists

  • 4

    They provide safe, effective, age appropriate treatment strategies

  • 5

    They are experienced working with parents, teachers and coaches to best support the young person

Choosing a professional

When choosing a professional support your child look for someone make sure they are

  • registered and qualified

  • fully insured

  • knowledgable about this issue your child is having

  • kind, caring and puts your child’s needs first

  • committed to their ongoing learning and development

  • willing to ask for help or a second opinion

As a paediatric specialist physiotherapist I have been fortunate to train and work with with excellent orthopaedic consultants, orthotists and other physiotherapists. I’m a member of the APCP (Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists) and continue to train regularly to keep my skills up to date. I love working with children and helping them to get better.

By choosing a kids specialist physio you’ll know they are in safe hands and they will put your child first.

And here are 5 Amazing Facts about our bodies the little people in your life will love:

  • 1

    human teeth are as strong as shark teeth

  • 2

    human bones are stronger than concrete

  • 3

    you can’t breathe and swallow at the same time

  • 4

    when you blush, the inside of your stomach does too

  • 5

    astronauts can grow up to 2 inches taller in space – and we are taller in the morning    (as they day goes on the cartilage gets compressed so we’re usually 1cm shorter in the evening

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