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Child Physiotherapy

Enhance your child’s development with the help of MGS’ expert physiotherapists across Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Children’s physiotherapy aims to optimise development, from infants right through to teenagers. It involves the diagnosis, assessment and collaborative treatment of movement difficulties, pain and disorders.

Children’s Physiotherapy

What is it?

Motor skill development

Physiotherapy can be a great tool to help babies and children who need assistance in hitting their motor milestones such as sitting, crawling, walking or jumping.

Movement difficulties

Manual interventions without the use of machinery or equipment can have a profound effect on certain conditions. Experience pain relief from the very first session.

Bone, joint and muscle conditions

Complex conditions such as Plagiocephaly (misshapen head), Hip Dysplasia, overly flexible joints, club foot and gait issues can be evaluated, improved and managed through physical therapy.

Disabilities and pain conditions

Complex conditions such as Plagiocephaly (misshapen head), Hip Dysplasia, overly flexible joints, club foot and gait issues can be evaluated, improved and managed through physical therapy.

Emotional and cognitive difficulties

Physical therapy, mindfulness and attention exercises can truly move the needle for co-occurring emotional or cognitive difficulties with learning and participation such as tantrums, anxiety, avoidance, fear and hyperactivity.

Children’s physiotherapy is the evidence-based practice of elevating a child’s movement and development level through the optimisation of muscle and joint function

Children’s bodies are going through an accelerated period of growth and change which can result in complexities occurring during development. Physiotherapy for children is a specialised niche which addresses these specific needs and takes a uniquely collaborative approach in identifying, assessing and treating a range of cognitive and physical issues.


Proactive, early intervention with physical therapy can drastically improve the outlook for children with developmental difficulties and bone, joint or muscle conditions.

Highly specialised paediatric clinicians understand the intricacies involved in treating a child’s growing body. They can also provide invaluable education and reassurance for the parents or caregivers in the child’s life.


Children’s sessions often run a little longer due to the importance of encouraging the child to feel enthusiastic and engaged. The initial appointment will involve assessing overall development as well as identifying trouble areas. The therapist will then collaborate with you on designing a tailored treatment plan. This could involve movement training, strength exercises or motor learning activities utilising hands-on physiotherapy, education and specialised equipment, where necessary.


You will often see positive results in as little as 1-2 sessions. However, this depends on the complexity of the issue and how engaged the child is with the treatment. In the right environment and with the appropriate care, children usually respond incredibly quickly to physiotherapy.

Post treatment

Parents and caregivers will walk away empowered with the tools necessary to optimise their child’s development. The aim here is to build therapy into the family’s everyday routine and make it fun as well as educational so that the maximum benefit is felt.

Book in at


Book in at

Mona Vale



Manly. Mona Vale. North Curl Curl.

We pride ourselves on our attentive service as well as the warm, friendly atmosphere that we’ve come to be known for. We want you to feel relaxed and comfortable in the clinic but also confident that you’ll be in and out on time, with the results you need.

Our approach is anchored in trust, care and open communication. We’re here to help facilitate and accelerate your unique body’s healing process – whatever that means for you and your body.

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Appointments available within 24hrs*

We want to help get you on the road to recovery as soon as we possibly can. In almost all cases, we are pleased to be able to offer consultations within less than 24 hours.

Holistic, family-centred approach

We believe that children’s physiotherapy is most effective and engaging when carried out in a playful, warm environment using a collaboration-based approach.

One on one sessions

We pride ourselves on personal service delivered in a timely fashion. We commit to ensuring that you are in and out of your appointment on time, having felt the full benefits of a dedicated one-to-one session.

New patients might ask us…

Can I book over the phone?

Yes! You can call find the clinic phone numbers at the very top of the page on a desktop, or in the side menu on a mobile.

You will find our Receptionists very friendly and helpful. They will find a time that suits you and make sure you know where to park, how to get there and where we are.

Do I need a doctor to refer me to you first?

You do not need a referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist however if you do have one please bring it along. We like to communicate with your doctor and any other practitioners involved in your care.

Will you remind me that I have an appointment with you?

Yes! You will have your appointment confirmed a day or so before by text, email or telephone call – whichever you prefer.

How long will my appointment be?

Appointments are scheduled a minimum of 30 minutes apart. We find that in the majority of cases that this is the most appropriate amount of time. In more complex conditions or for multiple injuries longer appointments can be arranged.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes please! Any investigations or scans relating to the condition will help us understand your presentation better. Even if you just have the reports from scans they will be very helpful. Likewise any notes from other Therapists or doctors would be great. If you don’t have anything then don’t worry just bring yourself.

If you have problems related to walking or sport then please bring your runners or boots in for use to look at.

If you have a WorkCover claim or were injured at work then please bring your claim number. If you do not have a claim number but intend to get one please advise our receptionist when you arrive.

I'm running late!

Our aim is that everyone receives the attention they require and while achieving this we attempt to utilise all of our available time.  If you are running late please call ahead and our Receptionist will check with your physio to see if it is possible to still see you.  There may not be enough time to attend to your needs effectively.  If we rush you through your treatment it is at best not helpful to you and at worst unsafe.  We can simply reschedule your appointment for a later time.

We have three clinics on

Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Contact our friendly staff to get you moving at peak performance

MGS Manly


Phone 02 9976 2666
Fax 02 9976 2675


1 Whistler Street
Manly NSW 2095


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS Mona Vale


Phone 02 9979 6978
Fax 02 9979 2161


Shop 2, Peninsula Plaza,
20 Bungan Street
Mona Vale NSW 2103


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 1pm

MGS North Curl Curl


Phone 02 9905 3500
Fax 02 9905 3501


53 Griffin Road
North Curl Curl NSW 2099


Mon – Fri, 7am – 7pm
Sat, 8am – 12pm

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