Did You Know?
A physiotherapist (or physical therapist) is professional who is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. This licensed practitioner facilitates the development of physical skills and motor development to help achieve a maximum level of functional independence, mobility and attainment of higher level gross motor skill. They also support the achievement of a productive and satisfying lifestyle such as the ability to play at home, in the community and participate in school.
Intervention facilitates the achievement of the child’s maximal functional independence by incorporating the following:
- Exploring the child’s environment including the use of mobility equipment such as crutches, walkers, manual or power wheelchairs.
- Promoting balance and coordination skills such as running, jumping, hopping, skipping and bicycle riding.
- Improving muscle strength, range and quality of movement, tone and gross motor development.
- Determining movement diagnoses
- Enhancing gross motor skills and sensory motor integration to maximize participation at home, school and in the community.
- Promotion of active participation within the home, school and community.