Assistive Technology Assessment Sydney

Our Physiotherapists have extensive knowledge of specialist equipment such as standing frames, walking frames, sleep systems, seating, race runners and adapted tricycles. We can help with accessing and acquiring equipment for short term or permanent use.

Assistive Technology Assessment Sydney

Our Physiotherapists have extensive knowledge of specialist equipment such as standing frames, walking frames, sleep systems, seating, race runners and adapted tricycles. We can help with accessing and acquiring equipment for short term or permanent use.

At Ready Steady Therapy we believe that all children are made for movement and that experiencing movement is fundamental to a child’s wellbeing and development. Working with children who have complex physical needs often means that equipment is required to support the child’s movement and to allow them to move as independently as possible. 

At Ready Steady Therapy we are experienced at prescribing the following equipment:

There are many different standing frames available that offer differing amounts of support. It is important that your child’s functional abilities and strength are fully assessed prior to a standing frame trial to ensure the most suitable frame is chosen.

Why do we like standing frames?

Standing frames offer an alternative position to sitting or lying that holds the child in a supported upright position for play, learning and communication! Oh and they provide a good, prolonged stretch to often stiff leg muscles.

Walkers help children that have good head and body control to take supported steps. Again, there are many different types of walkers with varying levels of support. It is common for children to need a different type of walker every few years as their ability level changes. 

Why do we like walkers?

Walkers allow children to move and explore, who otherwise would be dependent on adults! Walkers encourage weight bearing and movement through the legs which is great for building strength and hip development.

Sleep systems help support children with complex physical disability in better positions over night. They focus on maintaining your child in a well aligned position at their trunk, hips and legs to prevent postural deformities such as hip dislocations and spinal scoliosis from occurring or deteriorating. Sleep systems are complex and not right for every child or family, please speak with your Physiotherapist for more information.

Why do we like sleep systems?

Sleeping in better positions over night means that children rest better and wake up with less muscle/joint stiffness so they are ready to take on their day!

We like to work with your child’s Occupational Therapist to support their seating needs. Our physio’s are experienced at postural assessments and often can provide good insight into your child’s posture when it comes to seating. 

Why do we like seating?

Children with physical disability spend a long time sitting so they need to be well supported in good positions. Specialist seating allows children to rest so they have lots of energy for standing, walking and playing.

Race runners support your child’s body enough so they can quickly and freely move their legs. Their design means your child does not have to put in as much effort to achieve a jogging or running pace. 

Why do we like race runners?

Race runners are a great form of physical activity and get the lungs pumping, improving cardiovascular fitness in a fun inclusive way!

There are many ways of adapting a bike or different types of supportive tricycles that allow children with physical disability to access cycling. Adapted tricycles are bigger than standard bikes so you will need somewhere to store them. 

Why do we like adapted tricycles?

Bike riding is a fun and sneaky way of loosening stiff muscles and building strength and all the family can take part.

Other services

We provide physio to children who have NDIS plans that are Plan Managed or Self Managed. We offer weekly, fortnightly or monthly physiotherapy sessions dependent on the need of the child.
If you have concerns regarding your baby or young child’s development, we offer assessment sessions to review your child’s progress. We then formulate a physio plan that you can then use to improve their gross motor skills.
We see kids who need support to develop their physical skills and coordination. Our team is skilled at activities designed to boost strength, agility, balance, and coordination. Give us a call to see if your child would benefit from a physiotherapy assessment.
Do you have concerns about your toddler or young child’s walking? We offer a comprehensive assessment of your child’s walking and formulate a plan to improve their walking through building up their strength, balance, flexibility and endurance.
Our Physiotherapist’s are trained to provide water-based physiotherapy activities. We provide aquatic physiotherapy sessions in local leisure centres and your own home (pool required). Find out more about our aquatic physiotherapy services and if it would benefit your child.
We often work with children with neurological conditions including Cerebral Palsy, acquired Brain Injuries, Down Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injuries, Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and other rare genetic disorders. We also give advice on how to improve gross motor skills for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and provide physiotherapy treatment as required.
We treat a wide range of common musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions for children and teenagers, and some not so common conditions too! Physiotherapy can be offered to children and adolescents who have had an injury or who have an MSK condition leading to pain and dysfunction. If your child or teenager is complaining of pain in their muscles or joints, it will benefit them to be reviewed by a child physiotherapist.

Book a free pre-consultation

If you’d like to discuss your child’s needs, we offer a free, 15 minute pre-consultation conducted with one of our expert senior physiotherapists. During this pre-consultation, we can discuss which of our services would best assist your child, and what the next steps will include. Click the button below to book in your pre-consultation now.

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