Online Course
Introduction to Paediatric Physiotherapy
Learn more about the role of physiotherapists/ physical therapists in paediatrics

0.5-1 hour





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Krista Eskay
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Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher

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Paediatric physiotherapists help children with disabilities and impairments participate and engage in all aspects of life. They work in many settings, from hospitals to outpatient clinics, schools and more, to help children and their families achieve goals which are important to them. Paediatric physiotherapists usually work in a team alongside other health professionals. This team has the common goals of supporting the child and family and enhancing development.


This course aims to describe the role of the paediatric physiotherapist.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 0.5-1 hour depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 0.7 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the professional role of paediatric physiotherapists
  • describe team-based approaches to therapy
  • describe areas of practice for paediatric physiotherapists
  • discuss the patient-management model
Featured reviews
As an experienced pediatric PT, the contents of this course are not new to me. However, it does not mean that this course is not helpful. On the contrary, this course is indeed beneficial for me. I can learn how to organise and thoroughly present must-to-know information for a pediatric PT.
May Tun Chit Khin