physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Who We Are

Physiotherapists (PTs) are health care professionals focused on enabling individuals to preserve, develop, and/or restore movement, function, and health.

Physiotherapists at Niagara Children’s Centre offer skills and knowledge to assess a child’s physical abilities and needs, determine movement diagnoses in children, and assess a child’s cardio-respiratory function. They develop interventions to optimize and/or maintain and/or prevent loss of physical and/or cardio-respiratory function.

Physiotherapy is a regulated health care profession in Ontario.

Services

PT’s at Niagara Children’s Centre provide single discipline and team-based services in the following programs:

  • Infant and preschool services
  • School aged services, including Niagara Children’s Centre School
  • Seating and mobility
  • Splinting and Casting Clinic
  • Orthopedic Clinic

Groups

Movement Groups

Wiggles and Giggles

  • Parent facilitated group for infants and toddlers to assist in development  of fine and gross motor skills
  • 8 sessions
  • Sessions facilitated by Physiotherapists
  • Sessions will be offered based on identified demand

 

Jump and Jive (Junior and Senior)

  • Parent facilitated movement group for children who are ambulatory or have ambulation potential but delayed skills
  • 10 sessions
  • Sessions facilitated by Physiotherapists
  • Sessions are offered September to December; January to March; April to June

Contact and Referrals

Parents or community agencies with an infant or preschooler who have concerns can call for an PT screening.  Please contact Helene Begin-Larone(905) 688-1890 ext 110.

Referrals from physicians, hospitals or tertiary care centres can be faxed to health records at (905) 688-9181.

Seating clinic appointments contact Barb Newlove (905) 688-1890 extension 131

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Resources and Links

  • College of Physiotherapists of Ontario

    The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario regulates the province's physiotherapy profession.

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