Physiotherapy

What is pediatric Physiotherapy?:

A pediatric physiotherapist will assess and treat infants, children and adolescents in order for them to maximize their independence in the areas of gross motor skills, locomotion and play. Purposeful and coordinated movement is important for children to explore the world around them and achieve developmental milestones as they grow.

Why might my child need Physiotherapy?:

Children grow and develop at various paces. However, if they have difficulty meeting developmental milestones listed in the chart shown, they may benefit from physiotherapy intervention.

Common conditions that we see at our clinic include:

  • Delayed achievement of milestones (refer to chart)

  • General clumsiness

  • Hypotonia (low muscle tone)

  • Risk of motor delay due to prematurity and traumatic birth history

  • Torticollis (twisted and tilted neck) and plagiocephaly (misshaped/flat head)

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Down’s Syndrome

  • Rett’s Syndrome

  • Chromosomal abnormalities/Genetic conditions

  • Cardiac conditions

Time We expect to see:
3-6 Months
  • Rolling in either direction
  • Early sitting
6-9 Months
  • Stable sitting
  • Beginning to crawl
9-12 Months
  • Pulling to stand
  • Crawling
  • Crusing at surfaces
12-18 Months
  • Walking
18-24 Months
  • Running
  • Completing stairs two feet at a time with rail
2-3 years
  • Jumping
  • Going up stairs one foot at a time hands-free
  • Balancing on one foot for 3 seconds
  • Walking backward
3-5 years
  • Complete stairs one foot at a time hands-free
  • Hopping on one leg
  • Galloping
  • Skipping

What techniques do we employ?

Every child is unique and will have a treatment program tailored to their needs after a physiotherapy assessment. We may use the following techniques in virtual and in-person treatment sessions:

  • Cuevas Medek Exercises/MEDEK 

  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) 

  • Litegait (Body weight supported treadmill training) and Treadmill Training 

  • Seating Clinic & Equipment Prescription

  • Parent coaching and empowerment

  • Manual Therapy for orthopedic concerns 

  • Spider Cage/Universal Exercise Unit (coming soon) 

  • Therasuit (coming soon) 

Our Physiotherapists

Ester Fink, PT
Physiotherapist
Neurodevelopmental Therapist

Medek Instructor

TS Frankel, PT CME Level II
Physiotherapist

Lowell Kwan, PT, CME Level II
Physiotherapist

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