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Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

What is Developmental Pediatric Physiotherapy?

Developmental Pediatric Physiotherapy is for children aged 0-3 years old. Physiotherapy for young children focuses on education, exercises, games and myofascial release to help your child reach their movement potential in a safe and evidence based clinic.

When Should I Consult a Pediatric Physiotherapist?

  • When Should I Consult a Pediatric Physiotherapist?
  • If your child is not tolerating the tummy time position
  • If you are concerned about your child not meeting a developmental milestone
  • If you have concerns about asymmetrical development or movement patterns
  • He/she may simply need a transition exercise routine to strengthen an aspect of their core or improve selective movement of a limb For ways to manage a flattening of the head

How can Donna Sarna Physiotherapy Help?

Donna Sarna Physiotherapy offers pediatric services including a treatment approach using myofascial release techniques, games and exercises.

Fascia is a tough, connective tissue that supports and surrounds every muscle, nerve, blood vessel, bone and organ down to the cellular level in your body. Myofascial release is a safe and effective manual therapy technique which involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and/or restore motion.  It is beneficial for:

  • Babies who experienced trauma in birth
  • Babies who don’t like any position or are difficult to sooth
  • Newborns with persisting asymmetrical shaping of the cranial bones
  • Babies and/or children with abnormal:
    1. muscle tone
    2. movement patterns
    3. myofascial and joint related restrictions

If you would like so more information on Tummy Time please check out our information sheet.

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