Paediatrics & Youth Program

Perth NDIS Paediatric Provider

O2 Active’s experienced exercise physiologists support children and adolescents with disability or developmental delay to build capacity, independence, and the ability to participate in everyday life and community activities.

Our tailored exercise and lifestyle programs improve physical function, strength, fitness, and mental wellbeing – while helping your child develop qualities such as confidence, resilience, persistence, and the fulfilment that comes from achieving their gaols. They also foster team building and development of social and communication skills.

Our mobile clinical exercise physiologists work with children and youth of all ages and abilities throughout Perth, from Mandurah to Joondalup and Armadale to the coast, as well as in regional areas including Northam, York, Merredin and the eastern Wheatbelt area. We can visit your home, school, workplace, pool, park, or gym. Or come and see us at our Mosman Park clinic.

We work closely with your specialist team to develop programs that facilitate the best outcomes for your child.

What can our Perth paediatric exercise physiologists help with?

At O2 Active, our programs assist children of all abilities and fitness levels to improve or maintain their functional skills. Our fun and engaging therapy sessions emphasise development of confidence, perseverance and goal attainment, helping provide long term benefits for your child’s health and wellness.

Our AEPs and health and wellness trainers have diverse skill sets and specialty areas, which means we can usually allocate a team member with matching interests to your child.

Our team have experience working with children who have:
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic health conditions, such as diabetes
  • Genetic conditions, such as fragile X syndrome
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Developmental delay
  • Intellectual disability
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision impairment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Tourette Syndrome.

Exercise physiology can also assist your child if they are resistant to exercise, stiff, hypermobile, clumsy, or have difficulties with posture, movement timing, or lack confidence in their physical abilities.

How our Perth NDIS paediatric services help your child reach their goals

At O2 Active, we know exercise needs to be enjoyable to keep your child engaged. We inject personality and fun into our sessions to help your child have a positive, healthy experience with their body and exercise.

Our team take a whole-person approach, considering the development of your child’s physical, sensory, cognitive, social, emotional, and communication skills.

O2 Active’s programs can support your child in various ways, including:

    • Improved core and overall strength and endurance to build functional capacity
    • Improved gross and fine motor skills, planning and coordination
    • Increased ability to keep up with peers and participate in group activities
    • Improved posture, body awareness, and control
    • Improved balance, proprioception and sensory processing
    • Increased daily physical activity level
    • Improved confidence in their own ability
    • Improve expression and language
    • Improved hand-eye coordination, movement timing, or sport-specific skills
    • Help with chronic pain management
    • More positive self-image and body-image
    • Management of physical health conditions
    • Improved confidence with exercise
    • Help with behaviour management
    • Improved quality and/or quantity of sleep.

Is my child eligible for exercise physiology funding?

Your child may be eligible to receive rebates for our Perth exercise physiology services under Medicare, TCA, health insurance, and NDIS funding.

Eligible children can be referred to us by their doctor under a GP management plan or team care arrangement, NDIS, or their health care fund. A chronic disease management plan can be used for individual or group allied health services.

To discuss your eligibility, please talk to your GP or funding provider.

You can also contact us to discuss your funding options.

Whatever your reason, we’re here to help you achieve REAL CHANGE with REAL SUPPORT.

The O2 Active difference – why choose us as your Perth NDIS paediatric providers

WE BUILD FOUNDATIONS FOR LIFE

Our team help your child use their body to its full potential, through better motor planning, body awareness, communication, and cooperation with others. Our programs provide a foundation for developing a range of skills, including fine motor skills like writing, cognitive skills like reading, and social skills like sharing.

WE INSTILL CONFIDENCE

The skills and growth mindset our programs are based on translate into everyday life. In our physical programs, your child learns to process their emotions and gain social competence. Through energy, movement and stillness, your child learns to respond to their moods and feelings. Our mentoring helps your child develop a positive relationship with their body and health. Achieving their goals creates a strong sense of purpose and fulfilment.

WE ENCOURAGE NEW EXPERIENCES 

Our programs give children the opportunity to move through new experiences in a fun, exploratory environment. This helps your child engage and learn, further enhancing their sensory, cognitive, social, emotional and communication skills and building their independence.

Exercise physiology Perth with O2 Active – Your pathway with us

Want to know what to expect when you start working with our exercise physiologists? Here’s what it looks like.

Step 1: Your first visit

This visit involves getting to know more about your child and family. We’ll take the time to understand your child’s needs, goals, and current level of function. We’ll help you set therapy goals and start developing strategies to help your child achieve them.

Step 2: Exercise prescription

The next step involves designing and delivering a tailored exercise and lifestyle program to support goal attainment. This will include a range of activities, such as strength, balance, functional, flexibility, stillness, and breathing exercises. We’ll support your child to ensure exercises are completed safely and effectively. We can visit your home, school, gym, pool, or park, or you’re welcome to come to our Mosman Park clinic.

Step 3: Review and progression

As your child progresses towards their goals, we’ll update the program based on your feedback and the changes we see on assessment. We’ll continue to provide lifestyle advice and ongoing support.

Create your own account, manage your class bookings and payments online.

Contact Us

caitlin@o2active.com.au
+61 411 642 152
PO Box 282, Leederville WA 6903