Our Approach

  • Each child is affected differently, and our treatments are individually tailored and specifically focused to your child’s abilities and needs.

  • Our assessments are thorough to ensure we address the core of the problem during our therapy sessions, rather than applying a ‘general’ treatment or simply teaching splinter skills.

  • Children learn best through play, and we incorporate it into our therapy activities with graded challenge and fun!

Two children playing together

Neurodevelopmental

For neurodevelopmental concerns we mainly use a Bobath / Neurodevelopmental (NDT) approach.  This is a problem-solving ‘hands-on’ approach, using specialist techniques of handling and facilitation together with your child’s active participation.  Continual reassessment ensures we meet your child’s changing needs and maximise progress.

Child playing during physiotherapy session

Multidisciplinary Skills

Our multidisciplinary skills allow us to combine elements of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy and Psychology and Education Services as appropriate, to address any associated difficulties.  These may be disturbances of sensation, perception, cognition, behaviour, undiagnosed learning needs, communication, epilepsy, visual difficulties and the later developing musculo-skeletal problems.

We employ other techniques where needed, such as massage and myofascial release joint mobilisation, pilates, yoga, sensory integration and muscle strengthening. These techniques are also used for musculo-skeletal problems, where more specific soft tissue or joint mobilisation techniques are called upon.

Professional Treatment

Childhood is an amazing period of rapid learning and growing.  Sensory and motor systems are being integrated and fine-tuned and skills are being built upon to become more and more complex. The brain and body are being ‘shaped’ during these early years, and things that happen can stay with a child for a lifetime.  It is thus an opportune time for therapy input to make big and lasting changes.

As a parent you are in a position to observe your child’s growth and development.  It is natural to have concerns at some stage, but if they persist, your child relies on you to convey those concerns to a professional who can help. Although it is never too late to start therapy, early intervention is proactive in helping prevent a small problem from becoming a large one.