Paediatric Physiotherapists (PTs)  promote health and wellness and implement a wide variety of supports for children from infancy through to adulthood. The broad goals of treatment are to reduce pain, increase independence and participation, facilitate motor development, improve strength and endurance, enhance learning opportunities and ease challenges in daily living. Paediatric PTs also recognize that a child’s growing body and brain is different than an adult brain and, therefore, children require a unique approach to treatment. Play-based therapy and collaboration with the family are used to promote development and implement an individualized intervention program. Active participation of caregivers in the home, school, and community environments are encouraged when working with children. We believe that you and your child can move mountains. We are here to help show you how!

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Our therapists have experience working with children of all abilities. This includes, but is not limited to, children diagnosed with:

Pediatric conditions:

  • Gait abnormalities
  • Birth injuries and infant conditions
  • Club foot
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly
  • Hypotonia or hypertonia
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cardiopulmonary disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Autism
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Infantile spasms
  • Spina bifida
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Developmental or gross motor delay
  • Concussion

Pediatric Orthopedic conditions:

  • Post-fracture
  • Post-surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Birth Injuries

Physical Therapy Services Include:

  • Gait training
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Kinesiotape and therapeutic taping
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Manual therapy
  • Development and monitoring of personalized home exercise program
  • Orthotic and adaptive equipment screening and management
  • Alignment and postural training
  • Cueves Medek Exercise
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment
  • Scoliosis – treatment using modified Schroth and other evidence based approaches
  • Concussion – screening and management
  • Functional training

 

Your child does not need to have a diagnosis to benefit from our services. Many children need a little bit of extra support to be able to do the things they love or need to do. We will partner with you in addressing day-to-day challenges and often arrange consultations with other members of your child’s care team to help develop strategies for daily functioning at home, at school, and in the community.

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