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Physiotherapy is a clinical health science and profession that aims to rehabilitate and improve a person’s ability to move and function.
Physiotherapists utilise their expertise in anatomy and physiology to assess and treat people with a variety of health conditions.
They use objective assessments to develop an evidence based treatment programme tailored to individual clients.
All Physiotherapists in Australia hold a university degree in Physiotherapy and must be registered by law with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).
Paediatric Physiotherapists are trained to work with children and adolescents.
They have an expert understanding of child development and how this relates to neurological, cardio-respiratory and musculoskeletal health.
Paediatric Physiotherapists assess each child individually and develop programmes with a child and family-centred focus. They provide treatment, management and education to enhance the health and wellbeing of children and maximise their participation in everyday activities.