Pediatric physiotherapy is one way to ensure your child can feel their best and continue to develop to their full potential.

Our highly skilled team of pediatric physiotherapists provides child-centred treatment plans and interventions that account for common injuries and pain that some experience during childhood. With established experience treating infants, toddlers, children and teens, our pediatric physiotherapists can provide therapy in a fun and positive environment for your child using play-based interventions.

Physiotherapy is often overlooked as a treatment option for children because it is often associated with adults and injury. Pediatric physiotherapy allows our team to assess and treat children with developmental, neurological, and growth-related issues, addressing a range of skills, such as gross motor, everyday life and visual perception skills.

On The Ball believes that pediatric physiotherapy is one way to ensure your child is on track for full body wellness into adulthood. Our experienced pediatric physiotherapists have an in-depth understanding of pediatric conditions, illnesses and developmental stages. They incorporate their knowledge and implement interventions that address challenges with unintegrated reflexes, abnormalities, posture, alignment and growth milestones.

The goal of pediatric physiotherapy is to provide personalized intervention and tools that meet your child's unique needs. Pediatric physiotherapists can help children experiencing pain, gross motor challenges, or growth and development issues. The first appointment with one of our physiotherapists will include a complete assessment and a personalized plan created to meet your child’s needs.

Some examples of everyday activities that a pediatric physiotherist can help with are:

Our Physiotherapy Services

Balance & Coordination

The inner core acts as the foundation of your house, hence, if this foundation is weak you will have difficulty performing simple tasks such as posture, balance, coordination and more. 

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can affect your child’s daily function, emotions, social participation and more. After an injury, their system continues to perceive pain even if the injury itself has been resolved. 

Concussion and Post-Concussion Symptoms

A mild traumatic brain injury is known as a concussion. It could happen as a result of a fall or auto accident, while playing contact sports, or from violent shaking and movement of the head or body.

Feeding & Latching Difficulties For Babies

Nursing can be stressful when your baby is having a hard time latching on or is not getting enough milk to grow and thrive. There could be various reasons and some can be addressed by a physiotherapist.

Gross Motor Developmental Delay

Exposure to multiple environments and diverse movements advances our children’s development and assists them in meeting important milestones.


Hypermobility is the excessive movement of the joint. Hypermobility is a connective tissue disorder that can also affect tendons, organs and skin.

Neurodivergent (ADHD, ASD, ADD)

Research has shown that there is a strong connection between balance, coordination and attention (or the lack thereof). They share the same part of the brain which is called the cerebellum.

Neurological & Genetic Conditions

Neurological and genetic conditions often affect our children’s brains, spinal cords, nerves and muscles.

Oculomotor Dysfunction

Our eyes act as cameras for our body. When the muscles around our eyes aren’t well coordinated, it becomes very difficult for the child to perform many tasks.

Pain & Sports Injuries

Keeping your child active is one of the best ways you can ensure health into adulthood, build self-esteem and a good understanding of physical literacy.

Pediatric Incontinence, Bedwetting & Constipation

Bladder dysfunction such as day time incontinence and bedwetting/enuresis is not normal passed the age of 5.

Posture / Inner-Core Strengthening

Being aligned when sitting or standing is important for the rest of our body to work efficiently without compensation.

Toe Walking & Out/In-Toeing

As humans, we spend a lot of time on our feet. Due to tight and/or weak muscles, children can develop an atypical walking pattern such as, but not limited to, toe walking, out-toeing or in-toeing. 

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

Torticollis can be present from birth or appear at any age. Torticollis is the abnormal positioning of the head and neck because of a muscle imbalance (either tight and/or weak muscles).

Unintegrated Primitive Reflexes

Primitive reflexes are automatic, instinctual movements that originate in the brain stem. They are necessary for the proper development of the child’s systems such as balance, coordination, mobility, learning, and more.

What does a physiotherapy session look like?

Each child has unique needs; therefore, each physiotherapy session is tailored to meet those needs. Our On The Ball physiotherapists have individualized skills and approaches to treatment.

Initial Assessment

During the initial assessment, the PTs inquire about precise details pertaining to your child's reason for seeking assistance, enabling them to determine the appropriate tests and activities for further evaluation. This process allows us to tailor a personalized care plan for your child. Ultimately, we provide families with a comprehensive care plan outlining our observations, findings, and the recommended treatment plan designed to facilitate achieving specific goals.

In-person Appointment

Your child's first in-person appointment will be an initial assessment. During this session, your physiotherapist will use standardized and non-standardized evaluations to assess your child's physical, social, emotional, cognitive and/or mental abilities. Depending on your child's age, interests and skills, the therapy session may include play activities while the therapist assesses and challenges your child's skills. Once the initial assessment is complete, an individualized physiotherapy treatment plan will be created based on the goals that we are working towards.

Follow-up Session

During follow-up sessions, our physiotherapists provide education for both the parent and child on the skills, development and issues that will be addressed through different interventions.

Is physiotherapy right for my child?

If you are uncertain whether physiotherapy can be helpful for your child, our team can evaluate and provide therapy to assist both your child and your family. Our pediatric physiotherapists will identify your child's specific issues and then collaborate with you to address the underlying areas that require improvement. Our team utilizes effective techniques that offer long-term improvements.

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