Online Course
Paediatric Physiotherapy Programme
Gain the knowledge to work effectively with infant and child clients

25-28 hours





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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 work with children across their lifespan of infancy through adolescence. Physiotherapists can help children with illnesses, injuries or conditions that limit their ability to move or function in their daily life.  Having a thorough understanding of paediatric musculoskeletal and neurological disorders and timelines of development is critical to working with this population. This course will take you through stages of infant and childhood development and assessment along with common paediatric conditions.


This programme aims to educate the physiotherapy clinician on infant and child development and provide an understanding of common paediatric conditions and paediatric assessments


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Paediatric Physiotherapy
  2. ICF Model and Goal Writing in Paediatrics
  3. Motor Development Principles
  4. Foetal Motor Development
  5. Infant Motor and Cognitive Development
  6. Gross Motor Milestones in Infants 0-14 Months
  7. Advanced Gross Motor Skills in Children
  8. Infant Terminology and Reflexes
  9. Prematurity and High-Risk Infants
  10. Neonatal Physiotherapy Assessment
  11. Neonatal Physiotherapy Intervention (Coming Soon)
  12. Paediatric Bone Development (Coming Soon)
  13. Paediatric Musculoskeletal Development (Coming Soon)
  14. Functional Movement Analysis and Paediatric Assessment (Coming Soon)
  15. Torticollis and Plagiocephaly (Coming Soon)
  16. Paediatric Conditions (Coming Soon)
  17. Cerebral Palsy Aetiology and Pathology (Coming Soon)
  18. Cerebral Palsy General Assessment and Interventions (Coming Soon)

Target audience

This programme is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, 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 25-28 hours 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 25 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this programme of courses 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. Complete each of the required courses
  5. Submit a written assignment that passes the assessment criteria.
  6. Complete a course evaluation form.