Welcome to Paediatric Physiotherapy


A qualified physiotherapist, Kerry has a special interest in paediatric neurology and early childhood development. Having worked in paediatrics for more than 8 years, she spent four of those at Forest Town School, where her passion for Cerebral Palsy and other paediatric neurological conditions shone.

Leaving Forest Town to spend more time with her two young children, she became passionate about infant stimulation and the prevention and treatment of developmental delays. Kerry has done the introductory course for MAES Therapy and is hoping to complete the full course in the near future.

A short video for you to get a feel for the work we do.

Why Work with Kerry McIntyre Paediatric Physiotherapy?

Our Mission

Kerry McIntyre Paediatric Physiotherapy is focused on assisting infants and children with developmental delays as well as movement and co-ordination difficulties linked to neurological conditions. We work to assist these children to reach their fullest potential and make their dreams a reality.

Our Plan

Kerry uses a multitude of different techniques and tools to assist infants and children realise their bodies’ capabilities. We work to instil confidence in movement and strengthen the body to make play a fun and rewarding experience. Because it is through play that children learn.

Our Vision

For infants and children facing movement challenges to feel a sense of confidence in their bodies which allows them to tackle new situations and challenges with excitement and enthusiasm rather than fear and dread.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Paediatric Physio is physiotherapy for children to assist with conditions or problems related to movement and co-ordination as well as to assist with treatment of chest and upper respiratory conditions.

  • • Conditions related to prematurity or birth complications
    • Developmental delays in babies and toddlers
    • Co-ordination difficulties
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Joint hyper-mobility
    • Hypotonia
    • Neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injuries, stroke, near drowning, meningitis and epilepsy.
    • Neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, congenital myopathy and torticollis.
    • Orthopaedic conditions such as rehabilitation post fractures or surgery, amputations, arthrogryposis, osteogenisis imperfecta, scoliosis, idiopathic toe walking and more.
    • Spinal cord conditions such as spinal assault, spina bifida, transverse myelitis and paraplegia.
    • Congenital syndromes such as Dandy Walker Syndrome, Down Syndrome and other trisomies.
    • Respiratory conditions such as chest infections, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, bronchiolitis and bronchitis.

  • We work with babies from birth right up to teenagers of 16 years at which point depending on the condition we refer to adult physiotherapists in a relevant field.

  • An assessment is between an hour and two hours depending on the complexity of the condition. Treatment sessions are typically an hour long and will only be shorter if the child is unable to cope with a longer session.

  • Therapy often appears to be play and this is specifically to keep a child engaged and interested in therapy. The therapist will guide the child through various movements, stretches and exercises to achieve the goals of the child, parents and therapist. We use a holistic approach to therapy and work according to improving the daily functionality of the child.

  • Paediatric physiotherapists and occupational therapists work to achieve slightly different objectives. We often work together to achieve the most complete rehabilitation for a child. Physiotherapy focuses on movement and the strength and flexibility to achieve that movement in order for a child to be functional in their daily activity. We ensure that a child is physically capable of achieving the functional goals.

Contact Us

Allhart Office Park
152 Western Service Road, Woodmead

011 028 2805
083 793 4501

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