Pediatric physiotherapy is the treatment of conditions due to trauma, a disorder, or disease from the time of birth through adolescence. Pediatric physiotherapy is aimed to improve physical function to later reduce the need for invasive procedures.

Pediatric physiotherapists assess, diagnose, and treat non-progressive neurological disorders, genetic syndromes, musculoskeletal impairments, cardiorespiratory, and orthopaedic conditions.

The goal of pediatric physiotherapy is to reduce impairments and functional restrictions to prevent or decrease the child’s disability. The treatment is designed to create long-term positive impacts on health and overall quality of life.

During the initial session, the physiotherapist will examine the child through observation and assessments. The physiotherapist may ask the family, teacher, or caregiver questions. From the information gathered, the physiotherapist will develop a specific treatment program for the child. Treatments may include therapeutic exercise, manual techniques, motor develop and control, and task-oriented learning. Dependent on the treatment program, physiotherapy sessions may take place as frequently as once a day. A typical session may last between 20-60 minutes.

Pediatric physiotherapists are available to provide information and treatment options for those interested in learning more.

Paediatric physiotherapy can help treat pathologies such as, but not limited to:

    • Cerebral palsy
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Spina bifida
    • Fetal alcohol syndrome
    • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
    • Hemophilia
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal cord injury

Specific Techniques


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