18 Feb 2022

Providing Physiotherapy for Children Living with Disability in Ipswich

Xavier has been supporting children living with disabilities and their families for over 70 years. Our multidisciplinary approach provides access to numerous forms of therapy all over Brisbane, including physiotherapy in the Ipswich area. From here, our team of expertly trained physiotherapists can assist your child with their physical development and fitness through tailored exercise programs. The outcome of this is a better life for your child as they are able to experience more physical activities, improve their health, have more fun, and ultimately have a happier childhood.

In all the years that we have been doing this our team of specialist physiotherapists have helped improve the lives of countless children and young people living with disability. This wealth of experience is what makes the team at Xavier the ideal option for supporting your child with complex disability through their physiotherapy journey.

Do you need help in funding your child’s physiotherapy?

Our Ipswich based physiotherapy services can be funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). For this to be the case, physiotherapy must be deemed as either reasonable or necessary for supporting your child to reach the goals outlined in their NDIS plan. Reasonable refers to activities which everyone should be given fair access to, and necessary refers to those which are absolutely needed to manage a person’s disability.

Acquiring funding through the NDIS can be a complicated task regardless of whether you are trying to receive it for the first time or if you are already receiving funding but wish to make changes to the existing support that your child receives. Hand-in-hand with out sister organisation, InFocus, Xavier has been helping the families of children living with disability since the inception of the NDIS, so if you need assistance with any aspect of funding your child’s therapy, we’re here to help you with that too.

The Benefits of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy addresses disabilities which relate to physical fitness or physical development. It uses techniques designed to help children and young people with disability manage a range of conditions which cause pain or limit mobility. Listed below are the services which Xavier’s Ipswich based team of physiotherapists can help your child with:

  • Assist your child in developing better posture, spine health, and overall physical stamina
  • Help you child recover from physical injuries
  • Develop an interest in pursuits which demand physical activity such as group sports. In turn leading to an improvement in social skills, new friends, and a happier, more fun life for your child
  • Creating positive, consistent exercise habits and helping your child to maintain them as they grow older
  • Improving your child’s overall level of physical fitness, including strength, mobility, dexterity, agility, speed, balance, and self-sufficiency in everyday physical activities
  • Managing, reducing, and if possible, eliminating physical pain which your child experiences as a result of their disability
  • Reducing the likelihood of falls and related injuries through improved balance
  • Drastically improving your child’s happiness and quality of life

Find out more

Xavier’s friendly support team are always available to support you and to help your child as they receive physiotherapy, or with any other needs they, or yourself, may have along the way. Simply call 1800 XAVIER or email for further information.