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Physiotherapy is a clinical health science and profession that aims to rehabilitate 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 the person with the child and family, ensuring holistic care. They provide treatment, management and education to enhance the health and wellbeing of children and maximise their participation in everyday activities.
Paediatric Physiotherapists are trained to work with infants, 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.
All physiotherapists in Australia hold a university degree in Physiotherapy and must be registered by law with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).