Move2Learn offers timely physiotherapy intervention for babies, children and young people who may need assessment and treatment regarding physical or movement difficulties and the effects these may have on their daily activities. Enabling parents and education professionals to support their child is an important part of the service where advice and training can be given. It also aims to improve and promote children's health and development through individual programmes or activity groups.
The service covers a wide range of conditions such as Dyspraxia, (also known as Developmental Co-ordination Disorder), developmental delay, Orthopaedic (bones, joints and muscles) and developmental disorders. For more information about just some of the common conditions therapy is provided for, visit www.Move2Learn.org.
Why specialist Children's Physiotherapy?
Children grow very quickly and their bodies are changing constantly. Their anatomy and body systems, learning, emotional, behavioral and motivational systems are different from adults all of which can make a difference to their ability to take part in their assessment and treatment effectively.
Move2Learn offers a 'Child Focused' (holistic) approach which not only considers their immediate difficulties but looks at these in the context of their development, daily activities and family life.An essential part of physiotherapy for children is that they are engaged and motivated in the process which is done through play or adapted physical activity to be fun and interesting. Activities can also be linked to the child's school curriculum. This requires a physiotherapist who has had post graduate training and years of experience in 'Paediatric (Children's) Physiotherapy'.
Training and Consultancy Services:
Move2Learn can offer bespoke training for parents and professionals and as a Consultant to Statutory or Voluntary Sector organizations regarding motor skills, child development, inclusive and adapted physical activity. This can be offered at your own venue.
Presentations aim to be informative, interactive, evidence based and focusing on the practical aspects of the topics and their relevance to development, learning, physical activity and promoting health and wellbeing for life. They are also enjoyable.
Liz Atter is co-author of two books:
Š 'Can't Play, Won't Play: simply sizzling ideas to get the ball rolling for children with dyspraxia'. Sharon Drew and Liz Atter (ISBN 978-1-84310-601-2)
Š Winner of the 2010 Education Resource Award - 'Fidget Busters': brain break and energisers for the classroom. Sharon Drew and Liz Atter (ISBN 978 - 1 - 85503 - 482-2)
Depending on the condition, treatment may involve soft tissue massage, mobilisation, stretching, exercise therapy, posture education, neuro-developmental therapy and even swimming or rebound therapy. Performed using play, games and activities where possible, the sessions are fun and motivating for the child or young person.
It is important that whatever techniques are used in therapy, enthusiastic parental or carer involvement at home is essential for long-term results. Physiotherapy may also involve working together with nursery or school to help ensure correct handling, positioning or activities are adapted to enable your child to be included fully in the curriculum and life of the school.
Advice will also be given on types of play, toys, community activities, special equipment and footwear where appropriate.
For those families visiting from outside the area (UK or abroad) for assessment, an individual 'Home Activity Programme' can be supplied and supported via phone or Skype consultation.
- Brdiegend County Borough Council Access and Inclusion Service
Workshops can be run to help inform parents about additional learning needs and physical activity from palying with a child with special needs to encouraging and enabling participation in physical activity.
Move2Learn can offer parent and professional training on topics regarding:
Motor development, Disability, Inclusion and participation in physical activity (play and PE)and Specific Learning Difficulties