31 Jan 2020

Physiotherapy activities to improve mobility for Brisbane kids with a disability

Physiotherapy can support children and young adults with a disability to improve motor skills and to support better movement or to prevent movement problems from getting worse over time. The aim is the give children and young adults more physical independence.

Benefits of physiotherapy

There are many benefits of physiotherapy (or physical therapy) in supporting Brisbane kids with a disability or with multiple, complex disabilities.

Physiotherapy can improve:

  • Strength
  • Posture
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Pain management
  • Flexibility
  • Gait
  • Endurance
  • Confidence
  • Independence

Your child’s physiotherapist will tailor treatment based on your child’s ability and the movement challenges that they face. For example for some children with Cerebral Palsy, movement can be limited to one side of the body, the legs or the torso. Your physio will prescribe exercises and routines that can support your child with movement in an affected area over time.

For further information on physiotherapy for children with disabilities in Brisbane call 1800 XAVIER or email