Physiotherapy focuses on meeting the needs of children and adults living with disability by aiming to reduce impairment and improve physical function.  They work together with participants, families and care givers to maximize individuals’ participation in life, improving independence and becoming their best physical self.  

Following evidence-based guidelines and techniques a Physiotherapist will assess how you move and identify factors that limit the achievement of your goals.

You may benefit from Physiotherapy intervention if you experience difficulty with the following:

– Upper limb impairments.

  • A physiotherapist can advise on upper limb training techniques to improve movement and co-ordination in the arms, hands and fingers.

– Complex pain.

– A physiotherapist can advise on pain management strategies to reduce pain and improve quality of life.

– Reduced strength and condition.

  • A physiotherapist can prescribe strength and conditioning exercise programs to develop new motor skills and improve or maintain existing skills and abilities.

– Poor posture.

  • A Physiotherapist can advice and instruct on improvement in posture, positioning and muscle imbalance.

– Breathing difficulties.

  • A Physiotherapist can improve breathing by the indirect removal of mucus from breathing passages.

– Poor head control.

  • A Physiotherapist can advise on neck stabilization exercises to improve head control.

– Falls associated with balance disorders.

  • A Physiotherapist can advise on falls prevention strategies, home safety and equipment prescription.

– Neuromuscular conditions and neurological disorders.

  • A Physiotherapist can provide rehabilitation interventions aimed at improving neuromuscular conditions and neurological disorders for individuals with progressive degenerative disease.

Physiotherapy can help to positively impact on participants’ potential to fulfill recreational, social and occupational goals as well as improving physical activity in people with intellectual disability.