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Gross Motor Skills Programs:

Improve Balance, Coordination, Strength, and Endurance

Gross motor skills involve the large muscles of the body and are essential for activities such as walking, running, jumping, and playing sports. Our OTs design individualised programs that focus on improving balance, coordination, strength, and endurance.

We use a variety of exercises and activities, from obstacle courses to ball games, to make therapy engaging and relevant. Our therapists ensure that each activity is suited to the client’s age, interests, and developmental level, providing just the right level of challenge to promote growth and improvement.

Our approach also includes educating families on how to incorporate gross motor skill development into everyday activities and play. This ensures that the skills learned in therapy are reinforced and practiced in a range of environments.

Understanding Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills encompass a broad range of movements involving the large muscle groups of the body. These skills are essential for everyday activities such as walking, running, jumping, climbing, and playing sports. They are also foundational for fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and overall physical fitness. Gross motor skills develop progressively from infancy through childhood, influenced by factors such as genetics, environment, opportunities for movement, and individual differences in development.

Identifying and addressing these challenges early is crucial for supporting children’s overall development and maximising their potential for independence and participation in daily activities.

Occupational therapists are skilled professionals who specialise in helping individuals of all ages participate in meaningful activities or “occupations” of daily life. In paediatric occupational therapy, a key focus is on promoting the development of essential skills, including gross motor skills, to support children’s independence and engagement in activities at home, school, and in the community.

Our Occupational Therapists work collaboratively with children, families, caregivers, educators, and other members of the healthcare team to assess, intervene, and support children’s gross motor development. They take a holistic approach, considering the child’s strengths, challenges, interests, and environmental factors that may influence their motor skills.

Our occupational therapists develop individualised treatment plans tailored to each child’s unique needs, goals, and interests. Intervention strategies may include:

At LEAP Centre, we recognise the importance of involving families as partners in their child’s therapy journey. Our occupational therapists collaborate closely with parents, caregivers, and other family members to develop goals, plan interventions, and provide support and education. We empower families with the knowledge and skills they need to promote their child’s gross motor development at home and in the community, fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for growth and learning.

Progress monitoring is an ongoing process in occupational therapy, allowing therapists to track the child’s progress towards their goals and adjust intervention strategies as needed. We use a variety of assessment tools, observation methods, and parent/caregiver feedback to evaluate progress and celebrate achievements along the way. Every milestone, no matter how small, is an opportunity to recognise the child’s efforts and resilience, inspiring continued growth and success.

At LEAP Centre, we are dedicated to helping children overcome challenges and reach their full potential in gross motor development. Through personalised intervention, family-centred care, and a holistic approach, our occupational therapists empower children to thrive in all areas of life. If you have concerns about your child’s gross motor skills or would like to learn more about how occupational therapy can help, we invite you to contact us today. Together, we can create a brighter future for your child, filled with confidence, independence, and endless possibilities.

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Frequently Asked Question

What services do you offer?

We offer a comprehensive range of therapy services, including occupational therapyspeech therapy, and physiotherapy. Each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients, ranging from developmental therapies for children to rehabilitation and support for adults. We also offer programs such as group sessions, individual sessions, and intensive therapy blocks.

If you or your family member is facing challenges with speech, mobility, daily activities, or other areas of physical and cognitive function, therapy might be beneficial. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our specialists for a professional assessment and personalised recommendations. Please submit your enquiry form to book the consultation. 

Our clinic provides services for all age groups. We have specialised programs for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, ensuring age-appropriate and effective therapy for every client.

Therapy sessions are scheduled based on the individual needs and availability of our clients. Each session typically consists of 45 minutes of direct therapy followed by client/family feedback and therapist documentation/planning.

Our therapists are highly qualified and licensed professionals. They hold degrees in their respective fields and have undergone extensive training and certification. Continuous education is a priority for our team, ensuring we stay updated with the latest therapy techniques and research.

Yes, we actively collaborate with schools, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to our clients’ care. This multidisciplinary collaboration is essential for holistic treatment planning and effective outcomes. Contact us to collaborate with us! 

Our approach is client-centered, evidence-based, and holistic. We focus on understanding each client’s unique needs and goals, and we tailor our therapy plans accordingly. We emphasise a collaborative approach involving the client, their family, and other professionals as needed.

We accept NDIS funding, private health, medicare, and private pay. For all NDIS self-managed or private paying clients, payment is required on the day of your session. Our administrative team can assist you in understanding your benefits and navigating the billing process. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

Yes we do! In addition to clinic-based sessions, we also offer therapy in the home, daycare settings, or at schools. Sessions outside of the clinic incur a travel fee consistent with the NDIS travel rate guide. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

We welcome and value your feedback. You can provide feedback directly to your therapist, through our reception, or by emailing We are committed to continuous improvement and take your insights seriously.

Absolutely. We understand the importance of a good therapist-client match and will facilitate a change if needed to ensure the best therapeutic experience and outcome.

Getting started is easy. Simply contact us via phone, email, or our website to schedule an initial consultation. During this session, we will discuss your needs and create a personalised therapy plan.

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