PHYSIOTHERAPY

Evaluations and treatment offered for:
 
  • Congenital torticollis

  • Plagiocephaly

  • Motor delay

  • Impairement of the brachial plexus

  • Scoliosis

  • Prematurity

  • Hypotonia / hypertonia

  • Neurological impairment (Cerebral Palsy, stroke, etc.)

  • Genetic syndromes (Down Syndrome, etc.)

  • Neuromuscular disorders

  • Balance and coordination difficulties

  • Atypical gait (walking on tip-toes, walking with feet pointed inwards)

PHYSIOTHERAPY

How can physiotherapy help my child?

 

As explained in the Physiotherapists Order of Quebec, physiotherapy treats functional limitations arising from injuries and diseases that affect muscles, joints, and bones, as well as the nervous (brain, nerves, spinal cord), respiratory (lungs), circulatory (blood vessels), and cardiac (heart) systems.

Physiotherapy seeks to help patients regain maximal physical capacity according to their own potential for recovery. To this end, physiotherapy professionals employ a variety of treatment methods including manual techniques, exercises, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, and heat therapy and cold therapy.

Pediatric physiotherapy works on the motor development in children. Their role is to ensure that the acquisition of motor skills (rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, etc.) is done in a harmonious way, without compensation, delay or asymmetry.

A thorough evaluation in physiotherapy will identify signs and symptoms that may compromise motor development as well as validate the integrity of the muscles and bones in young children.

When should I consult a physiotherapist? 

  • If your baby has a flattening of the head

  • If your baby often has his or her head turned to one side

  • If your baby has difficulty turning his head from side to side

  • If your baby uses one hand more than the other

  • If your baby does not sit up at 8 months

  • If your baby is not crawling at 10 months

  • If your baby is not walking at 18 months

  • If your baby is standing on tiptoe when in the upright position

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