Pediatric Physical Therapy in Toronto

The licensed physiotherapists at Toronto's Healthfx Physiotherapy are here to provide compassionate and patient-specific care to increase children's mobility and strength. We promote optimal physical development, function, and mobility in pediatric patients, and we do so with unrivaled professionalism and commitment to safety.

We welcome pediatric patients who may have a range of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, or orthopedic conditions. Contact us at (416) 960-4689 now to schedule a consultation.

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Excelling in Pediatric Physiotherapy

Our mission is rooted in the belief that every child deserves the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their unique circumstances. We understand that the journey to a happy and healthy life can take various paths, and we're here to support your child's physical health at every step.

Our approach to pediatric physical therapy begins with a comprehensive assessment that takes the following into consideration:

  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Sensory processing
  • Gait
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • ...and more

We then work with our clients to help them optimize each of the above and more, offering sessions in a fully private facility where they can feel completely safe and secure. When you're looking for a team of caring and committed pediatric physical therapists to help your child progress in their physical strength and capabilities, our clinic should be your first call.

A Physiotherapy Clinic for All

When it comes to the issues your child might be dealing with, we're confident that you won't find another pediatric physiotherapy clinic more able to address a wide range of complaints. Our facility is set up to provide comprehensive and focused care in a one-on-one context, helping our patients reach their full physical potential with tailored solutions and guidance.

We address issues related to:

  • Poor posture
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Fitness
  • Delayed development
  • Scoliosis
  • Back pain
  • Surgical recovery
  • Sports injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • ...and more

Physiotherapy Tailored to Your Child's Needs

At our facilities, the treatment methods used in pediatric physiotherapy are tailored to each child's specific needs and age-appropriate activities. Whether your child was born with a long-term condition or has experienced an injury, our dedicated team of physical therapists collaborates closely with parents and caregivers because we recognize the invaluable role you play in your child's therapy and recovery.

Approaches that we might undertake during your child's sessions may include:

  • Exercises
  • Stretches
  • Manual therapy
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Education for both the child and their caregivers
  • ...and more

Our aim is to maximize your child's independence, mobility, and overall quality of life through targeted physical activities and personalized support at every turn.

Our Welcoming Physical Therapy Clinic

From the moment you step through our doors, you'll find an environment thoughtfully designed to put both children and their families at ease. We know that visiting a healthcare facility can be intimidating, especially for kids, so we've gone to great lengths to make it a space where everyone can feel welcome.

Our welcoming clinic isn't just a place of healing but also a space where families can find support and resources for their unique challenges.

Pediatric Physiotherapists at Your Service

When exploring options for pediatric physical therapy in Toronto, you may wonder what is different about physiotherapy when it comes to treating children.

As an adult, you are capable of evaluating your personal situation and making a decision to sign up for physical therapy. Children do not have this ability and often do not understand why they are in therapy.

Because of this, children’s physical therapy involves a level of mental connection between the client, their family and their therapist. Care is considered a collaborative effort that takes place at home as well as in the clinic.

As parents, you will learn how to continue the work of a therapist to a smaller degree throughout the week, getting your child used to assigned exercises and, at times, assistive technology such as orthotics or a wheelchair.

Not a Small Adult

Often children are treated as small adults, but this is not the case. Anatomically and physiologically children are quite different.

Aside from the fact that a child is still developing, they are also at greater risk for toxin absorption. Due to their rapid rate of growth, children also have rapidly dividing cells. The way a child’s physical treatment is carried out is different from the mental support they will receive from their therapist.

Benefits of a Gentle Environment

Children requiring physiotherapy are treated in a gentle environment. While all physical therapists are trained on a physical level, pediatric therapists train on a compassionate neurological level as well.

As an adult, you can get on a Toronto bus and make your way to our clinic to get treated for a sprain, or chronic condition such as arthritis. In this situation, you have made your decision and know what to expect in terms of results.

Children do not have this opportunity.

When confronting a child with their therapy plan, therapists still rely on education but mainly on emotion. Children are very clear in what they express to adults when they are reacting to a situation.

If a child is open to treatment they will have more fun and want to get involved in planning their rehabilitation process. If a child is closed and confused they will shy away from the process. It is the pediatric physical therapist’s job to work with them, however they present themselves. Your child will never be forced into an uncomfortable situation and the entire immediate family will be well informed along the way.

Determining Necessity

Does your child need pediatric physical therapy? This question does not always have a simple answer.

If your child expresses discomfort in day-to-day life, it is important to listen to these complaints. Whether your son or daughter presents an obvious disability or injury, this is not the most important factor.

At Healthfx Physiotherapy we are alert and ready to hear whatever a child has to say, and the best course of action we can recommend to you is to do the same.