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Intensive Therapy

Paediatric Allied Health

Intensives utilise neuroplasticity to enhance goal achievement!

Intensive Therapy are programs that involve doing an increased amount of therapy for a certain period. This will vary for each kid but can consist of up to 4 hours of therapy a day, 5 days a week for up to 4 weeks!

Our intensive blocks are predominantly physiotherapy interventions, but can and often do include sessions from multiple disciplines, such as Speech and Occupational Therapy.

Milestone
Achievement

From rolling and sitting as infants, to skipping and climbing playgrounds in childhood.

Gait, Postural and Skeletal problems

Leg length discrepancies, scoliosis, post surgery, and fractures.

Balance and Coordination

Concepts of gravity, force, motion, and equilibrium.

Infant Positioning Concerns

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly (side preferences and flat spots).

Neurological Flucutations

Spasticity and reflex management as well as pain and fatigue.

Sport Readiness and Sport Specific Skills

A range of various sports including Tennis and Basketball.

We have one of seven qualified Australian Pediasuit Therapists.

Our team have extensive training and utilise many techniques in every session

Using Intensive therapy means we have more time to incorporate a variety of therapy approaches

You will also see Speech and OT join into an intensive block to maximise on all the achievements possible.

All in a fun and entertaining way that won't make it seem like work!

We don't use just one therapy approach.

Our team have extensive training and utilise many techniques in every session

Using Intensive therapy means we have more time to incorporate a variety of therapy approaches

You will also see Speech and OT join into an intensive block to maximise on all the achievements possible.

All in a fun and entertaining way that won't make it seem like work!

DMI-Dynamic Movement Intervention
RMTI-Reflex Integration
Pediasuit Protocol Intensive Therapy Model
Elaine Owens Gait Protocol
Hypervibe Vibration Plate
Halliwick Principles (Hydrotherapy)
Hydrotherapy
Equipment Support and Prescription
TCD-Typical Child Development

How does it work?

Intensive therapy works on principles of neuroplasticity (pathways to the brain and ability to learn!). By doing therapy every day, these pathways are formed quicker and can be more solid due to the high number of repetitions.

Children can reach milestones or achieve goals in a short period of time and newly learned skills should be more easily transferable into the home environment with the completion of intensive therapy blocks. These can be conducted as a stand alone, or in addition to regular weekly therapy
- we see results in both approaches!

Intensive blocks are…INTENSE! But the results you can see make all the hard work worth it!

Questions to ask when considering an Intensive?
  • What goal(s) are you wanting to achieve?
  • How long can your child tolerate therapy for?
  • Does your funding plan allow for this type of therapy?

Equipment Prescription

We support many clients whom need a variety of assistive technology items to help them participate in everyday activities and access their community. Our physio (and OT team) have EXTENSIVE training in all things equipment and love working with our clients to ensure their equipment needs are met.

Seating Systems

Seating Systems

Manual Wheelchairs

Manual Wheelchairs

Power Wheelchairs and Devices

Power Wheelchairs and Devices

Walkers

Walkers

Standing Frames

Standing Frames