Children who have the following:

  • Developmental delay or risk factors eg premature birth
  • High or low muscle tone impacting on development
  • Sensory motor dysfunction eg vestibular hypofunction, sensory processing disorders
  • Balance and coordination difficulties eg developmental coordination deficit
  • Postural control and balance issues related to hearing and/or visual impairment
  • Babies with plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and torticollis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Acquired brain injury, Spinal cord injury, and children requiring rehabilitation post trauma, surgery on oncology treatment
  • Medical diagnoses impacting on gross motor development eg mitochondrial and neurological disorders, as well as other genetic and chromosomal diagnoses.
  • Hypermobility causing pain and/or functional loss
  • Concerning lower limb postures or unusual walking or running styles eg toe walking, flat feet, bowed legs, knock-knees, in-toeing
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Developmental Delay Physiotherapy Brisbane

Children who may benefit from being assessed include those:

  • Babies and toddlers struggling to meet developmental milestones eg not tolerating tummy time, not rolling by 6 months, not sitting by 9 months, not attempting to stand by 12 months, not walking by 18 months
  • Babies who appear ‘floppy’ or ‘stiff’
  • Children who are tripping and falling often (may be described as clumsy or uncoordinated)
  • Children with a concerning strong preference to use one side of their body more than the other.
  • Children having difficulty keeping still and maintaining their posture and balance (impacting on their fine motor skills, visuomotor skills, reading/writing and concentration)
  • Children not keeping up with peers in terms of their gross motor skills eg catching and kicking a ball, climbing, running, jumping, hopping, skipping
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Developmental Delay Physiotherapist Brisbane
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