A consultation with a pediatric physiotherapist may be required for any of the following reasons:
- Your child keeps their head turned or tilted to one side on a regular basis
- They have difficulty turning their head evenly on both sides
- They have a flattened head
- You notice an asymmetry in your child’s posture, movement, or gait;
- You notice a significant delay in development or coordination compared to other children their age
- Your child seems to be clumsy when playing sports or has difficulty with coordination activities, etc.
If your child shows signs of one or more of the conditions listed above, or you have any concerns about your child’s development, schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric physiotherapists.
Our caring physiotherapists have extensive experience assessing and monitoring babies, toddlers, and teens, and are here to provide you with invaluable advice to promote better motor development. They can detect a number of pathologies, motor issues (neuromuscular, postural, bone structure problems, and malformations), and congenital diseases (torticollis, muscle weakness, coordination and balance difficulties, atypical gait, delayed global motor development, postural deficits, and cerebral motor deficiency).
Your child will receive personalized treatment to help improve function, movement, strength, and motor skills. Our clinics also offer standardized pediatric tests to assess motor skills in newborns, as well as school-aged and preschool children.
What happens during a pediatric physiotherapy consultation?
During your first consultation, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your child’s medical history, including questions about your pregnancy, any complications, previous illnesses, your child’s motor development, etc.
The physiotherapist will then proceed with their evaluation and provide advice and exercises that you can do at home with your child. Our treatment plan is a team effort, and your involvement is critical, as is ensuring that your child follows through with the prescribed exercises. At the end of your first consultation, we will establish the frequency and approximate duration of treatment. Please allow between 45 and 60 minutes for your appointment.
During follow-up visits, your physiotherapist will review the prescribed exercises and adjust them according to your child’s progress. Be sure to watch carefully in order to repeat these exercises at home.
If necessary, your child’s physiotherapist may refer them to an occupational therapist, osteopath, pediatrician, physiatrist, orthopedist or other professionals on our multidisciplinary team.