Cuevas Medek Exercises

Cuevas Medek Exercises (CME/MEDEK) is one of our primary physiotherapy treatment approaches at KCC. CME/MEDEK uses a series of exercises and handling techniques to provoke children’s automatic postural responses, build stability, and increase body awareness in order to achieve developmental milestones.

Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)

NDT is holistic and dynamic treatment approach that applies individualized therapeutic handling based on movement analysis to support children in achieving developmental milestones and functional independence.

Litegait & Treadmill Training

The LiteGait system enables clinicians to control various factors such as weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill or over ground to work on ambulation, standing, and play. It allows children with a wide range of impairments and functional levels to experience upright posture and explore their abilities safely.

Spider Cage/Universal Exercise Unit

Using a series of pullies, bungees, ropes, weights, harnesses, and slings, clinicians can train specific muscles and allow children explore movement safely.


Therasuit is a soft canvas suit with bungee-like cords attached to facilitate specific muscle activation, improve movement patterns, and increase body awareness.

Seating & Equipment Prescription

Our on-site Assistive Devices Program (ADP) Authorizer can assess and prescribe therapy equipment such as walkers, standers, and wheelchairs, in addition to applying for government funding for equipment.

Parent Coaching & Empowerment

A key part of our program is to equip parents with the information, confidence, and tools, including an at-home exercise program, to support their child’s development through physiotherapy.

Manual Therapy for Orthopaedic Concerns

Targeted hands-on techniques may be applied to address orthopaedic concerns like joint restrictions and scar tissue.

Whole Body Vibration (Hypervibe)

Whole body vibration applies mechanical vibrations to the body to enhance muscle strength, balance, and motor skills development in children.

Trexo Robotic Walker

The Trexo Robotics Gait Trainer helps children with disabilities walk. It provides opportunities for weightbearing, dynamic stretching and gait patterning. We have a large size device.

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
AgeWe Expect to See
3-6 MonthsRolling in either direction
Early sitting
6-9 MonthsStable sitting
Beginning to crawl
9-12 MonthsPulling to stand

Crusing at surfaces
12-18 MonthsWalking
18-24 MonthsRunning
Completing stairs two feet at a time with rail
2-3 yearsJumping
Going up stairs one foot at a time hands-free

Balancing on one foot for 3 seconds

Walking backward
3-5 yearsComplete stairs one foot at a time hands-free
Hopping on one leg