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Kinesiology focuses specifically on the movement and function of humans. Our goal is to enhance both gross and fine motor skills in children while considering the impact of physical activities on their overall development.
Our team consists of Registered Kinesiologists passionate about working with children of all ages. We offer our services to those with developmental delays, physical disabilities, or other conditions that may affect their movement and functionality. We also assist healthy children who wish to enhance their physical performance or prevent and treat injuries.
At our clinic, we go beyond traditional therapy methods. We provide comprehensive assessments and personalized treatments that target specific areas of concern, aiming to improve a child's overall physical abilities. Our approach is rooted in kinesiology principles and is designed to help children enhance their physical skills, increase fitness levels, and improve their overall health and well-being. We believe in nurturing a child's physical potential early, empowering them to lead healthy and active lives.
Our Kinesiologist develops personalized treatment plans and uses play-based interventions to enhance children's fine and gross motor skills. This may involve improving handwriting, learning how to tie shoelaces, developing throwing and catching abilities, enhancing balance and coordination, and building cardiovascular endurance, among other things. We prioritize creating enjoyable and engaging sessions that motivate children, fostering a fun environment that empowers them to reach their full potential.
Whether your child requires support in developmental, neurological, or growth-related areas, our Kinesiologist is committed to providing individualized care tailored to their unique needs. We aim to deliver long-lasting results that positively impact your child's life. Don't miss out on the transformative power of kinesiology—schedule an appointment with us today.
Some examples of everyday activities that a pediatric kinesiologist can help with are:
Gross motor skills encompass utilizing and coordinating major muscle groups essential for running, jumping, and throwing. These fundamental abilities involve the coordinated movement of large muscles and play a vital role in a child's physical development and overall functionality.
Fine motor skills require the precise control and coordination of small muscles throughout the body, enabling activities like handwriting, tying shoes, and buttoning. These intricate movements involve mastering dexterity and control over precise muscle groups, enhancing our ability to perform delicate tasks accurately and precisely.
Neurological conditions can significantly impact a child's coordination, leading to challenges in everyday activities like writing, tying shoes, and participating in sports. These conditions affect the child's ability to synchronize and control their movements, making tasks that require motor skills more difficult to accomplish. Our specialized interventions aim to address these difficulties, improving coordination and enabling children to engage fully in the activities they enjoy.
If your child is facing challenges in meeting their physical activity goals, experiencing frustration during sports activities, or seeking assistance in developing a customized exercise program, our kinesiologists are here to provide the support they need. We understand the importance of physical activity in a child's life and are dedicated to helping them overcome obstacles, improve their fitness levels, and achieve their personal goals. Let our knowledgeable and caring kinesiologists guide your child toward a healthier and more active lifestyle.
Our Kinesiology Services
What does a Kinesiology session look like?
Each child has unique needs, so each session is tailored to meet the individual child's needs.
Our Kinesiologist is pleased to provide you with a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, during which they will explain how Kinesiology can benefit your child. In this consultation, our Kinesiologist will inquire about your child's specific needs and therapy goals, tailoring the conversation to address your unique situation. This is also an excellent opportunity to ask any questions regarding Kinesiology. We value open communication and want to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your child's care.
Our Kinesiologist gathers specific information about your child during the initial assessment to guide further evaluation. This comprehensive approach lets us determine the most appropriate tests and activities for a thorough evaluation. Our Kinesiologist often utilizes standardized assessment tools to evaluate your child's fine and gross motor proficiency. These tools provide an objective measurement, allowing us to compare your child's abilities with those of children of similar age and sex. This process not only helps us monitor progress but also enables us to create a personalized care plan tailored to your child's unique needs. Combining detailed information with standardized assessments ensures a comprehensive and individualized approach to enhance your child's motor skills and overall development.
During follow-up sessions, our Kinesiologist employs a range of personalized interventions to support your child in achieving their unique goals. We make the process enjoyable and effective through engaging, structured activities and purposeful play. For example, we may create customized obstacle courses to enhance core strength, balance, coordination, and physical strength. Activities such as arts and crafts can also help improve hand strength, dexterity, and finger isolation. Our individualized approach is tailored to meet your child's specific needs. We understand that each child is unique, and our interventions are designed to address their specific challenges and facilitate their progress. Together, we will work towards achieving meaningful outcomes for your child through a fun and personalized approach.
Is Kinesiology right for my child?
If you need help determining whether kinesiology is the right choice for your child, we encourage you to contact us! Our dedicated team is ready to offer comprehensive information and address any inquiries you may have. We understand the importance of making an informed decision and are here to guide you through the process.
Our experienced kinesiologists are excellent listeners who genuinely care about your concerns. They will attentively assess your child's specific challenges and, together with you, create a collaborative plan to target the areas that require improvement. At On The Ball, we employ effective individualized techniques that yield long-lasting results, ensuring your child's progress extends well into the future. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information or to discuss your child's unique needs.
In a nutshell
How can we help your child?
- Injury treatment and prevention
- Develop and implement an individualized exercise program
- Assess and improve fine and gross motor skills
- Improve balance and coordination
- Improve strength, endurance, flexibility and range of motion
- Implement strategies for healthy lifestyle habits and physical activity promotion