Burnside KinderGym are pleased to have a collaboration with MOVEability Physiotherapy for Kids, giving our families a fantastic opportunity to access clinical expertise and additional advice around your child’s gross motor development.
What does this mean?
Hayley Fisher, Physiotherapist and founder of MOVEability will be attending KinderGym sessions and will be available to answer questions and provide basic physiotherapy advice on gross motor development and to a lesser extent fine motor development relating to your child. Hayley will be able to observe your child within a KinderGym session and provide advice as appropriate, or alternatively Hayley may recommend that your child is booked into a formal assessment if the concerns are more significant or simply require more time.
Hayley brings over 12 years of paediatric physiotherapy experience and is passionate about working with children and their families. Hayley has worked with the whole paediatric age spectrum from 0-18 years, but has a special clinical interest working within early intervention particularly with children with cerebral palsy and general developmental delay.
Who is physiotherapy relevant for?
If your child presents with any of the following diagnoses or presentations, physiotherapy advice may be indicated:
Delayed gross motor development – your baby is not reaching age appropriate milestones, this may include not sitting by themselves by 9 months, bottom shuffling but not crawling, not trying to stand up by 12 months, not walking by themselves by 15-18 months
Uncoordinated gross motor skills such as running, jumping, hopping
Poor balance and frequently falling
Orthopaedic concerns such as flat feet or foot shape, leg shape or alignment that concerns you
Low muscle tone (floppy muscles) or high muscle tone (stiff muscles)
Diagnosed physical disability such as but not limited to cerebral palsy and brain injury
Diagnosed genetic or chromosomal condition such as Down Syndrome
When will MOVEability be at KinderGym?
Please check the Burnside KinderGym and / or MOVEability Facebook pages to find the next date Hayley will be at KinderGym. Alternatively, please feel free to contact Andrea or Hayley directly to discuss time and date options.
What will it cost?
For a brief chat within a KinderGym session, the cost is simply your entry into Kindergym, which if you already attend is included in your term fee, or if attending casually $15. If you require further assessment with Hayley, standard therapy charges apply. Please see fees and charges on the MOVEability website (www.moveability.com.au).