A service that helps children and youth with movement and mobility.
Physiotherapy helps children and youth with movement difficulties. Physiotherapy services can assist them to achieve their maximum level of functional independence and mobility.
Physiotherapy can be a helpful service for your child if they have difficulties with:
- muscle and joint function
- strength and endurance
- mobility and gait
- cardiopulmonary status
- balance and coordination
- posture and stability
- sensory and neuromotor development
- equipment, splinting and bracing needs
- transfers and lifts
- safety and accessibility
Physiotherapy Services Include:
Physiotherapy promotes motor development and function, fosters independence, and increases participation in daily activities and routines at home, school, childcare and within the community.
Our Physiotherapy services are provided by registered Physiotherapists and/or Therapy Assistants and include direct individual and group therapy sessions, as well as consultation and training workshops for parents, caregivers, day care staff and teachers. Additionally, we provide home programs so parents and caregivers can support their child in an everyday environment.
Children and youth (up to 19 years of age, or 21 if they are attending secondary school) who resides within the Districts if Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound with a physical, developmental or communication disability.
Referrals can be made by a parent, caregiver, family physician, pediatricians and/or other third party referrals with parental consent:
Essential Tummy Time Moves to Develop Your Baby’s Core – Downloadable PDF
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends placing babies on their backs to sleep and their tummies to play as part a daily routine.
Toe walking, idiopathic – AboutKidsHealth Article
Idiopathic toe walking is when your child continues to walk on their tip toes beyond three years of age. Learn stretches and strengthening exercises, and about proper shoes to help your child.