Movement, mobility and function

As children attend school and community activities, their world expands.

 It’s important to support children to be part of their communities in a safe way.

Between the ages of 7-12 children refine their movement, mobility and motor skills. Sport and skill-based hobbies help to improve their personal development. They seek opportunities to make new friends, spend time with their peers, and family. The focus for this age group is optimising independent movement for participation. Assistive technology is important in this age group as their world expands.
We encourage children in this age group to set their own goals to make therapy more meaningful. This will increase their enjoyment and participation, motivating them to reach their goals.

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with
  • Assistive technology and equipment for mobility, function and independence
  • Casting, braces, splints
  • Collaboration with medical teams to access to the right interventions at the right time
  • Consultation and advice to caregivers and educators across different environments
  • Fine motor skills; use of hands and small muscles
  • Gross motor skills; use of larger muscles
  • Intervention programs may include gait training, treadmill training, and hydrotherapy
  • Intervention programs to stimulate active, goal directed movement and function
  • Monitoring of muscles, bones, joints and their impact on movement, mobility and function
  • Oromotor skills for talking, eating and drinking
  • Positioning for skill development and function
  • Sports and fitness advice and programs
Who can help

Our trained and dedicated staff support the development of movement, mobility and motor function in the school age years.   

You can work with our:

  • Assistive technology experts  
  • Exercise physiologists  
  • Occupational therapists  
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Sports development team
How we can help

We offer a blended model of services to meet the individual needs of young children and their families.

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community 
  • Or via Telepractice 

A small group session may be recommended. Groups can be attended in person or via Telepractice.

Funding supports

If you have a funding package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can work with you to maximise the benefits.

You can purchase supports using:

  • Capacity building budget  
    • Improved daily living (15)
    • Increased Social & Community Participation (9)
    • Improved health and wellbeing (12)

  • Capital supports  
    • Assistive technology (6)

Tell me more

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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