Paediatric Physiotherapy

paediatric physio for kids playing sport

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Welcome to PhysioFlex, the leading provider of paediatric physiotherapy services on the Gold Coast. Our highly skilled team is here to help children with musculoskeletal disorders and developmental delays. We create fun, play focused and personalised treatment plans to support their little lives.

Assessing Motor Development with the Neurological, Sensory, Motor, Developmental Assessment (NSMDA)

This is a mouthful but at PhysioFlex, we use the NSMDA. It stands for the Neurological, Sensory, Motor, Developmental Assessment (NSMDA) to evaluate how children develop their motor skills. It helps our physiotherapists understand their sensory abilities, coordination, and movement. This assessment guides us in identifying areas that need attention and developing the fun little programs that we incorporate into their lives. More information about this assessment can be found here.

Tailored Treatment Plans and Exercise Programs

So the Physiotherapists will design personalised treatment plans based on the NSMDA results. They will then create exercises or “play set ups” and activities that focus on specific areas requiring improvement. These fun and engaging exercises encourage active participation, aiding in their motor development. For example, we will place different tables and blocks next to each at different heights so your baby, child can move along, crawl, creep and develop those gross and fine motor skills.

Improving Motor Skills and Developmental Progress

At PhysioFlex, we are dedicated to helping children enhance their motor skills and achieve important milestones. We try to make the clinic as supportive as possible to make this happen. Through targeted exercises, play-based interventions, and guidance for parents, we work together to improve motor skills and overall development. We feel is it really important that the parents are included in the sessions so that they can pick up some tips to help their little ones as well. We provide demonstrations and support for incorporating exercises into daily routines.

Paediatric Physio

PhysioFlex is one of the trusted providers of paediatric physiotherapy on the Gold Coast. We aim to teach our physiotherapists about paediatric physiotherapy, the NSMDA and the different levels of exercise and play set ups as our knowledge improves. Below is an image of our Physiotherapist treating and assessing a child within a play set up. Different sized blocks and height levels are used to test the child and assess their capabilities. 

paediatric physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for children can improve symptoms such as;

  • Sports injuries
  • Heart conditions
  • Head injury
  • Cerebral Palsy and other birth disorders
  • Muscle disease
  • Developmental delays
  • Limb deficiencies
  • Disability
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cardio-respiratory conditions


Physiotherapists are able to relieve pain after injuries occur and quickly resume children back to their daily activities.They will also educate kids on how to prevent future injury and propose exercises to improve strength and motion. Education is very important for children to learn how to protect their muscles from reoccurring injuries, especially children who play regular sports.

It is essential in order for children to progress in their physiotherapy, that they remain positive and motivated, so we ensure our sessions are always fun and interesting so each child can enjoy their treatment while simultaneously being educated in muscle movement.

PhysioFlex is a Medibank preferred provider but all health cards are accepted and can be claimed after treatment within the practice for your convenience. 

Paediatric Physiotherapy Growth

We endeavour to continue to improve and source more experienced physiotherapists in paediatric physiotherapy. We continually expand our expertise to provide optimal care for our young people. Our team stays up-to-date with the latest research and practices in paediatric physiotherapy.

Supporting Your Child's Journey

We understand that managing your child’s health goes beyond clinic visits. We offer additional resources to support you along the way. Explore our ‘Kids Physio Blog’ for valuable insights and information on paediatric physiotherapy. Additionally, our article on ‘What Makes a Good Physio’ can help you choose the right professional for your child’s needs.

Final Word...

PhysioFlex is your trusted partner for paediatric physiotherapy on the Gold Coast. Our experienced physiotherapists use the NSMDA to assess motor development accurately and create tailored treatment plans. Through targeted exercises, play-based interventions, and a collaborative approach, we support your child’s motor skills and overall development. With a commitment to growth, personalised care, and a wealth of resources, we are dedicated to your child’s journey towards better health.