Treatments

Wilbarger Therapressure (Brushing) Protocol

What is Wilbarger Protocol? The Wilbarger Protocol involves using a soft plastic surgical brush (under the guidance of a trained therapist) to provide deep pressure and brushing to the skin, followed by joint compressions. This method provides deep stimulation to the nerve endings in the skin and is used to treat children who have sensory…

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Podiatry

What does a Podiatrist do? Podiatrists deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.  Children’s feet differ from those of adults as they are not fully formed.  With this in mind the podiatrist and physiotherapists. At Therapies for Kids are aware of the developmental…

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

What is AAC? Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write. People with severe speech or language problems rely on AAC to…

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Prehabilitation

What is it? Prehabilitation (or prehab) refers to a block of physiotherapy prior to surgery or botox designed to strengthen your child’s muscles, set up stretching programs and improve their fitness so that they are at their optimum before going into hospital. Depending on your child, this could be once or twice a week for…

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Bike Riding

Riding on two wheels is such a big milestone for any child and the smile on their face when they first do, it is priceless.  In our busy lifestyles and urban living, is often hard for parents to find the time to put in enough practice, or to know how to approach the transition from…

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Intensive treatments

Therapies for Kids Director, Debbie Evans, developed the Therapies for Kids Intensive Model of therapy from skills she has developed to mastery (including therapies and treatments from around the world) after more than 40 years working in paediatric physiotherapy. We offer a unique, innovative and effective Intensive Therapy Program for infants through to adolescents with…

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Enliten Harness System

“Human mobility is a human right, it allows the pursuit of independence throughout life’s journey.” Cole Galloway, University of Delaware Therapies for Kids is a firm believer in this statement and so is proud to have the only Enliten Harness System in Australia. This innovative equipment,  provides children with independent movement that allows interaction with…

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School Readiness Groups

What are our School Readiness Groups The School Readiness Group provides a fun and structured environment for children to learn, practise and consolidate the skills required for starting school. The group consists of 4 – 6 children. Children are supported to follow a routine in a small group with support of an occupational therapist and…

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Individual Speech Pathology Assessment

What are Individual Speech Pathology Assessments? Babies, children and adolescents are referred to speech pathology for a variety of conditions including receptive and expressive language development,feeding, articulation, fluency of speech and voice & literacy. Assessment will be dependent on the issues raised and the age of your child. Children seen may vary from the typically…

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Individual Speech Pathology Treatment

What are Individual Speech Pathology Treatments? The aim of the Speech Pathologist is to provide your child the tools to communicate. Benefits of speech pathology treatment may include improvements in clarity of speech, ability to express thoughts and feelings, improved problem solving, better social skills and increased independence. Our Speech Pathology team incorporates hands on…

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