KidFit Program Objectives:
The aim of the KidFit program is to provide children and their parents, guardians and carer’s adequate information on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Depending on the needs of the child, this program is individually tailored to ensure the most beneficial outcome can be achieved.
What is KidFit?
Here at Doveston Body Concepts we offer a holistic Children’s Rehabilitation program, which caters to the needs of each individual child. Our team of Accredited Exercise Physiologists have identified a significant decrease in the fundamental movement skills of children in today’s society. The KitFit program aims to assess the child’s health status as well as movement capabilities and use exercise in a fun, motivating way to achieve the most optimal result for each child.
The previous approach to clinical paediatric rehabilitation, although effective can be quite intimidating to a child as most treatment takes place in a hospital setting. Our clinic uses a range of methods in order to reduce the anxiety associated with attending an appointment.
Our services correlate with the latest in evidence based treatment with an emphasis on:
- Quantifying and tracking functional movement skills throughout childhood and adolescence
- Screening for potential barriers to a healthy lifestyle using psychometric questionnaires
- Minimising the progression of childhood illness into adulthood with adequate educational material
- Developing strategies to address potential barriers to a healthy lifestyle via consultation with other practitioners and carers of the child
Have you noticed changes in your child’s physical ability compared to other children of similar age?
Our nationally Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Accredited Practising Dietitian are happy to work with your child’s current doctor to ensure the best possible care is provided. Our team will assess the movement capacity of the child and ensure they are obtaining the correct nutrients in order to grow and develop into healthy adults.
Before undertaking exercise within the clinic and/or being provided with an exercise program our AEP’s will conduct a child health assessment. The components of the assessment are as follows:
- Current medical conditions and/or musculoskeletal pains
- The ability to perform functional movement skills (eg. Running, skipping, throwing, catching and balancing)
- A daily task analysis to determine current physical activity levels
- Anthropometric assessment including height and weight in relation to documented normative data
- Gait assessment (walking patterns)
The KidFit program has had success treating the following conditions:
- Childhood Obesity
- Cerebral Palsy
- Autism and Asperger’s (ASD)
- Intellectually Disabled
- Down Syndrome
- Spina Bifida
- Attention deficit concerns
- Growing pains
- Balance and coordination concerns
DOVESTON HEALTH – Assisting people in the Brisbane, Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast Regions:
Albany Creek, Albion, Alderley, Arana Hills, Ascot, Aspley, Bald Hills, Banksia Beach, Banyo, Beachmere, Beerburrum, Beerwah, Bellara, Bellmere, Bellthorpe, Bongaree, Boondall, Booroobin, Bracalba, Bracken Ridge, Bray Park, Brendale, Bribie Island, Bridgeman Downs, Brighton, Brisbane Airport, Buderim, Bunya, Burpengary, Burpengary East, Caboolture, Caboolture South, Caloundra, Campbells Pocket, Carseldine, Cashmere, Cedarton, Chermside, Chermside West, Clayfield, Clontarf, Commissioners Flat, Coolum, D’Aguilar, Dakabin, Deagon, Donnybrook, Deception Bay, Delaneys Creek, Eagle Farm, Eatons Hill, Elimbah, Everton Hills, Everton Park, Ferny Hills, Fitzgibbon, Gaythorne, Geebung, Glasshouse Mountains, Godwin Beach, Gordon Park, Grange, Griffin, Hamilton, Hendra, Joyner, Kallangur, Kawana Waters, Kedron, Keperra, Kilcoy, Kippa-Ring, Kurwongbah, Lawnton, Lutwyche, Mango Hill, Margate, Maroochydore, McDowall, Meldale, Mitchelton, Moodlu, Moorina, Morayfield, Mount Mee, Murrumba Downs, Myrtletown, Nambour, Narangba, Neurum, Newmarket, Newport, Ningi, Northgate, North Lakes, Nudgee, Nudgee Beach, Nundah, Petrie, Pinkenba, Redcliffe, Rocksberg, Rothwell, Sandstone Point, Sandgate, Scarborough, Shorncliffe, Stafford, Stafford Heights, Stanmore, Stony Creek, Strathpine, Taigum, Toorbul, Upper Caboolture, Virginia, Wamuran, Warner, Wavell Heights, Welsby, White Patch, Whiteside, Wilston, Woodford, Woody Point, Wooloowin, Woorim, Zillmere.