What is Pediatric Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy for children is often different from what you will see for adults. A large reason for that is that treatments must be family focused, especially when dealing with younger children and infants. The most effective treatments are often centered around family education, lifestyle modification, and parental handling techniques. Parents will most often consult because they feel their children are not developing “typically”, whether that means something physical like concern over their child’s head shape, or because they are not meeting motor milestones such as sitting, crawling, and walking as quickly as their peers. Additionally, the fun part about kids physiotherapy is that treatments are nearly always play based, which means not only will visits be fun and kid friendly, but their “homework” should be fun and easily integrated into their children’s’ playtime in order to help achieve their goals.
What can be treated at Integra?
- Positional Plagiocephaly – When the baby has flat spots on one side of the head or the entire back of the head. This happens most often when the baby is sleeping in the same position, or because there is a problem with the neck muscles and the baby tends to turn develop a head-turning preference
- Congenital or acquired torticollis – When the baby tilts and rotates their head at an odd angle which is caused by twisting of the neck.
- Gross Motor Delay – Gross Motor Delay is a high-level diagnosis for children who may not be rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, or other age-appropriate arm, leg, or trunk coordination. For example, at 9 months should be able to sit without support and should start creeping or crawling etc.
- Regular Orthopedic injuries in children – Rehabilitation for regular fractures and injuries that children face.
How Can I access The Service?
Integra Health is conveniently located in the Financial District in downtown Toronto, a few steps away from King Station and Union Station. We are at the corners of Bay & King and King & York and are easily accessible through the Toronto PATH system.
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What to expect from your child’s first visit?
1Fill out the health questionnaireDetailed history of your child's birth, development, medical and social history.
2Initial AssessmentDetailed assessment of motor patterns, skills, developmental milestones, or injury as needed. Followed by hands on examples of family inclusive treatment
3Book your follow up appointmentsTreatment planning to make sure you understand the path to recovery for your child and how you and your physiotherapist will help them
Pediatric Physiotherapy is covered under most extended insurance plans. For your convenience, should you require a medical note for insurance purposes one of our in-house physicians will be able to assist. Contact our office for more details
PrivateThese services are often covered by most extended health benefits plans , please check with your insurance provider to confirm coverage.