Our skilled team of pediatric therapists know that children’s bodies are different from adults and their development, injuries, and pain should be treated knowing this. With established experience treating infants, toddlers, children and teens, our pediatric physiotherapists can provide therapy in a fun and positive environment for your child.
Physiotherapy for children allows therapists to assess and treat children with developmental, neurological and growth-related issues. Pediatric physiotherapy is an often-overlooked treatment because we always associate physiotherapy as a solution for adults with injuries.
On the Ball believes that pediatric physiotherapy is one way you can ensure your child is on track for full body wellness into their adulthood. Our experienced pediatric physiotherapists have an in-depth understanding of pediatric conditions, illnesses and developmental stages. They have applied knowledge of reflexes, abnormalities, posture, alignment and growth milestones.
The goal of pediatric physiotherapy is to assist a child’s development and independence in life while taking their unique needs into consideration. Pediatric physiotherapy might be an option for your child if they are experiencing pain, gross motor challenges, or growth and development issues. An initial appointment with one of our physiotherapists will include a complete assessment and tailor-made plan created to meet your child’s individual needs.
Did You Know that Pediatric Physiotherapy Can Help With...
- Sports injuries, including concussion or surgery rehabilitation
- Assessment of developmental milestones, addressing gross motor delays
- Poor posture, balance and/or coordination
- Chronic pain
- ADD, ADHD and other attention disorders
- Cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions
- Genetic conditions affecting development
- Pediatric bladder and bowel dysfunction / incontinence
Infant and Toddlers
The first years of our life are critical to our growth and motor development. Exposure to multiple environments and diverse movements advance our children’s development and helps them meet milestones. Sometimes our children have health-related issues that can impede their growth or motor development; pediatric physiotherapy can guide your child for life.
Our physiotherapists can help your child overcome:
- Plagiocephaly, or head shape management
- Low muscle tone
- Suspended or diagnosed neurological conditions
- Digestive difficulties
Sports and orthopedic conditions
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. Active children are generally happy children, but injuries from sports and exercise are very common. As your child is still growing, they are more vulnerable than adults to different kinds of sports injuries and roadblocks.
We can help your child with:
- Sports injuries
- Post-concussion symptoms
- Growing pains
- Strains and sprains
- Poor biomechanics
- Deconditioning from prolong illness
- Post-fracture and surgery rehabilitation
Autism (ASD) and Developmental
Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder) can be more susceptible to impaired motor skills, low muscle tone, and decrease in balance and coordination. Early intervention and support for children with ASD or DCD can help them to learn the skills and improve their development long term.
Our physiotherapists can help your child with:
- Muscle tone
- Retained primitive reflexes
- Vestibular and visual rehabilitation
Neurological and Genetic Conditions
Neurological and genetic conditions often affect our children’s brains, spinal cords, nerves and muscles. We help children with all conditions and use a systematic, individualized approach in order to maximize the outcomes of physiotherapy for your child.
We work with you and your child to create and follow through on goals that will help your child’s self-esteem and physical wellness. At On the Ball, we love to include and educate parents so we can empower them with tools they can use at home and approach issues with confidence.
We know your child has complex needs, and as such, our pediatric physiotherapy team has trained extensively within Canada and the United States to bring an innovative and evidence-based approach on how to work with children who have neurological and genetic conditions.
Our expertly designed therapy rooms and gyms were created to promote a positive and fun environment for both the child and therapist. Our spaces include toys and adapted equipment to work on a child’s specific goals.
Here are some of our treatment approaches:
- Assessment of biomechanics and applications of alignment solutions
- Medek therapy
- Neuromuscular biofeedback
- Hypervibe, also known as whole body vibration
- Adapted climbing wall, recumbent bike and rowing machine
- K taping
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