Pediatric physiotherapy is the delivery of physiotherapy services to children and youth, from birth to 25 years of age. Our pediatric physiotherapy services include:
One-on-one therapy: A comprehensive assessment of a child’s gross motor function and posture, including strength, posture, gait, flexibility, balance, coordination and sensory processing. Subsequent treatment can include manual therapy, hands-on facilitation, education, referrals to other specialists, and/or prescription of a home exercise program.
Group physical therapy classes: The classes focus on gross motor skill development, balance and stretching for kids in four development stages, from birth through to 25 years old. They are geared towards infants, children and young adults with developmental delays or congenital disorders. However, the infant class can also be beneficial for typically developing babies and parents that would like information on productive play.
Every child’s goals and needs are uniquely different. At Propel, we work closely with family members, caregivers, teachers, doctors and other health care professionals on your child’s integrated healthcare team to develop goals based on the child’s function and the family’s needs with a focus on optimizing participation in daily activities.
Infants, toddlers and young children who require physiotherapy intervention may not fully grasp the purpose or function of therapy services; as such our pediatric physiotherapy sessions incorporate functional play and exciting motivators while creating a fun atmosphere to help accomplish therapy goals.
For youth and adolescents who have suffered an injury, we help them to understand their injury in a way that is easy for them to understand and help them to feel valued throughout their rehabilitation process.
Our pediatric physiotherapists have experience treating injuries as well as congenital and acquired conditions, some unique to children and adolescents, including:
Janna MarvynPediatric Physiotherapist
Janna’s passion is the field of pediatric physiotherapy where she has focused on treatment for infants, children and youth with congenital conditions, orthopedic and neurological injuries, including cerebral palsy, Downs Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, torticollis and club foot. Janna brings her expertise from previous roles at Children’s Treatment Centres and the Peel District School Board to create fun and engaging treatment sessions for her young clients.
We recognize that not everyone is readily able to access one of our two physiotherapy clinics in Etobicoke and Pickering. For that reason, all of our services are mobile. Enjoy the benefits of our professional services in the comfort of your home, office or any suitable setting in your community.
After a full assessment of your needs and surroundings, one of our registered professionals will develop a program with your specific goals in mind to help you get to where you want in your physical health and wellness.