At Haldimand Physiotherapy Centre, we understand how important it is to keep your child healthy and active. Fortunately, our caring and knowledgeable team of therapists has extensive experience in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and unique conditions that affect children and adolescents.
If your child is suffering from an injury or condition that affects their mobility, it’s natural for you to want to provide them with the best possible care. We understand the importance of your child’s well-being, and that’s why we offer flexible appointments that fit around their school hours. We want to make it convenient for your school-age children to receive the treatment they need. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule an appointment so that we can help your child get back to feeling their best as soon as possible.
As a parent, it can be concerning to discover that your baby has torticollis, a condition in which the neck muscles on one side are tight, causing the head to tilt or turn. However, you’re not alone. Many babies are born with torticollis, and we are here to help. Our physiotherapists provide gentle and effective corrective exercises and stretching routines that can be done at home by parents. Education on feeding and sleeping positions can help reduce your child’s discomfort and improve their overall well-being.
We understand that this can be a stressful time for you and your family, which is why we strive to make the treatment process as comfortable and reassuring as possible. Our team of physiotherapists are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your child. So, if you’re looking for a reliable clinic to help your child with torticollis, please give us a call to book a time with you and your baby to start the process of recovery.
Growth related injuries (Osgood Schlatter Disease, Severs Disease, and Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Syndrome)
Are you worried about your child’s knee pain when they jump or run, even if there wasn’t a specific injury? Do they wake up at night with leg pain or complain about back discomfort? As a parent, it’s concerning to see our children in pain, especially if it seems like they’re growing at a rapid speed. That’s where we come in.
Growth spurts can cause pain, sleep disturbances, and even injuries, such as Osgood Schlatter Disease, Severs Disease, and Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Syndrome. As your child’s bones grow quickly, their muscles can’t always keep up, leading to tightness and less flexibility, which can limit their movement and cause strain on their growth plates. This can result in muscle pulls, apophyseal injuries, and even coordination and balance issues.
But don’t worry, we can help! Haldimand Physiotherapy offers tailored exercise programs that focus on strength, stretch, and balance to reduce discomfort and tension while your child’s body adjusts to its new normal. Our team will provide education and modifications around sports, gaming, school, and exercise to ensure your child’s success. Plus, if needed, we can prescribe bracing to assist with pain and prevent re-injury. Trust us to help your child thrive during this transition period.
If you’ve noticed that your child habitually walks on their toes, it’s important to address it early on to avoid potential complications in the future. At Haldimand Physiotherapy, we have a team of therapists who have experience in treating children with toe walking. Our approach involves a thorough assessment to determine the underlying cause of the condition, followed by a personalized treatment plan that may include stretching exercises, gait training, and orthotics if necessary.
Physiotherapy can help to improve your child’s gait and balance, as well as prevent long-term complications that may arise from persistent toe walking. We understand the importance of creating a positive and comfortable environment for your child, and our team is committed to providing compassionate and effective care to help your child achieve their full potential.
As a parent, you want the best for your child, especially when it comes to their favorite sport. But when injuries happen, it can be frustrating and disheartening to see your child in pain and unable to progress. That’s where we come in. Our team of physiotherapists have experience in treating sports-related injuries and conditions in children.
Whether your child is experiencing pain after sports, struggling with past or current injuries that are holding them back in participation or performance, we can help. We understand the importance of keeping your child in the game and working with local programs and schools to ensure their continued participation and safety.
With over 20 years of treating children within our hometown community, we are familiar with the local sports and school teams and training seasons. You can trust us to provide top-notch care and get your child back to doing what they love most. Don’t let injuries hold your child back any longer – contact us today and let us help them perform at their best!
Childhood fractures are a common occurrence that can happen during any physical activity or accident. If your child has experienced a fracture, it can be a stressful and worrying time. At Haldimand Physiotherapy, we understand how important it is to ensure your child receives the best care possible. We treat a variety of childhood fractures, including wrist, ankle, and collarbone fractures. Our team of physiotherapists will provide a thorough assessment to determine the extent of the injury and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your child’s needs.
Our treatments may include exercises to help improve strength and flexibility, bracing, as well as hands-on techniques to improve movement and reduce pain. We work closely with your child’s healthcare team to ensure a coordinated approach to their recovery, helping to improve their quality of life and get them back to their normal activities as soon as possible.
Scoliosis and Postural Concerns
Scoliosis is a condition where the spine curves abnormally to one side. If your child has scoliosis, it is important to address the condition as soon as possible to prevent it from worsening over time. One of the main concerns with scoliosis is postural changes, which can lead to discomfort, pain, and difficulty with everyday activities.
Physiotherapy can help by addressing these postural concerns through exercises and stretches designed to improve spinal alignment and strengthen the muscles supporting the spine. At Haldimand Physiotherapy Centre, our team of professionals is dedicated to providing individualized care to help your child achieve optimal spinal health and function.
Do I need a doctor’s referral for my child’s physiotherapy care?
Physiotherapists are regulated health professionals and therefore you do not need a doctor’s note or referral to see one. We do encourage open communication with your doctor(s) and you can let us know at your first visit if you would like them to be included in your correspondence.
- Please note that some extended health care plans require a physician’s note to have physiotherapy expenses reimbursed.
- Your child may be covered under OHIP for physiotherapy and would require a doctor’s referral Please give us a call to find out more.