On your first visit to Octopus Physiotherapy Kids Clinic, you will be asked to fill out a form detailing any concerns about your child’s development or relevant health issues. You will be also asked to fill out a paediatric physiotherapy, personal training and manual therapy consent form. Your Physiotherapist will then call you into a treatment room and continue to ask you some further questions whilst filling out an assessment form.
The Physiotherapist will then asses and analyse your child’s motor development and posture. Occasionally, you will be asked to remove an item of your child’s clothing to allow the Physiotherapist further assessment of the child’s movement, posture or to palpate problem area.
Initial assessment may also involve some treatment, which may include therapeutic exercises, joint manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue or myofascial massage and advice.
The initial assessment will take approximately one hour.