Pediatric Physiotherapy in Burlington
What is Pediatric Physiotherapy?
Pillars of Wellness, located in Burlington, Aldershot, specializes in pediatric physiotherapy treatment for children and youth (from birth to 25 years of age) who have experienced injuries or challenges that limit their ability to move. Physiotherapy can work to prevent further injury and pain as part of a wider rehabilitation program.
At our clinic in Burlington, pediatric physiotherapy is administered in two ways:
One-on-one therapy: This involves a comprehensive assessment of your child’s movement and posture. It includes looking at strength, gait, flexibility, balance, coordination, and sensory processing. Further treatment can include manual therapy, hands-on facilitation, education, prescribing a home exercise program, or referrals to other specialists. With a variety of healthcare professionals available at Pillars of Wellness, the entirety of your child’s treatment can take place under one roof.
Group physical therapy classes: Geared towards infants, children, and young adults who experience developmental delays and congenital disorders, these classes focus on gross motor skill development, and balance and stretching for youth in four development stages (from birth to 25 years old). The infant class teaches productive play, which is recommended for typically developing babies and their parents.
Each program last between 4 to 6 weeks - One class per week. Please contact us to book your classes. The fee per session and per child (1 hour) is $35. You can get reimbursement from your extended health insurance under physiotherapy.
Option 1 - Play with Purpose 1.0 Group Class: This class is designated for children who are working on tummy time, sitting, crawling, pull-to-stand, cruising and all the transitions in between those milestones!
Option 2 - Play with Purpose 2.0 Group Class: This class is designated for children that are working on standing on their own, walking (on their own, or with a push toy), and are working on navigating more challenging terrain (changes in surface, small steps up/down, climbing). This class will also introduce strengthening ideas to enhance their ability to squat, get up from the floor, and perform basic ball skills (throwing, catching and kicking).
Benefits of Pediatric Physiotherapy
Walking into a new type of treatment can be a scary experience for anyone, much less a child. Our physiotherapist, Janna Marvyn, is highly experienced at working with children. Her passion lies in creating fun and engaging treatment sessions that feel like playtime, but are driven by therapy and healing.
Janna has worked in previous roles at Children’s Treatment Centres and the Peel District School Board. Her focuses include treatment for infants, children, and youth with congenital conditions, orthopedic and neurological injuries, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, torticollis, and club foot.
Pediatric physiotherapy can have many benefits for your child:
- Restored physical function
- Reduction of pain in daily activities
- Maximized strength, flexibility, and movement
- Exercise and treatment plans to encourage rehabilitation
- Faster recovery and rehabilitation that prevents other injuries
What Conditions Can Pediatric Physiotherapy Help Treat?
Treatment from our pediatric physiotherapy can provide relief to a variety of conditions (congenital and acquired) that can face children and adolescents, such as:
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- Developmental delay
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Postural issues: torticollis, scoliosis, metatarsus adductus
- Idiopathic toe walking
- Spina bifida and neural tube defects
- Muscular dystrophy
- Brachial plexus
- Juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA)
- Osteogenesis imperfecta
- Respiratory conditions such as cystic fibrosis or asthma
- Sports and recreation injuries
- Congenital muscular torticollis
- Muscle and ligament injuries/tears
- Joint stiffness and pain
- Post-fracture treatment
Pediatric Physiotherapy at our Clinic in Burlington
The advantage of visiting a multidisciplinary clinic like Pillars of Wellness lies in our integrative care approach. That means your child can benefit from other types of therapy when combined with the current treatment. In many cases, this can maximize health and speed of recovery.
We work closely with family members, caregivers, teachers, doctors, and other healthcare professionals to develop goals suited to your child’s function and your family’s needs. This can help improve your child’s participation in daily activities.
Infants, toddlers, and young children being treated with physiotherapy likely will not understand the function of therapy. That’s why our pediatric physiotherapy sessions use functional play and excitement to help your child have fun while reaching therapy goals.
Youth and adolescents who have suffered an injury can be more adept at understanding their treatment. Our pediatric physiotherapist will treat them while educating them about their rehabilitation process, helping them understand the healing their body is going through.
Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?
At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.
With multiple diverse services and specialties in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.