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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:
involve the movement and coordination of large muscles, while fine motor skills involve controlling small muscles for more precise movements.
are a condition that affects a person's ability to control their movements due to damage or abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord, nerves or muscles.
are neurological conditions affecting a child's ability to coordinate their movements, causing difficulties with everyday activities such as writing, tying shoes and playing sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.