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Work and play: unusually fun

Boy with motherGetting back in shape and learning new tasks is hard work. So visitors who go to our “gym” are often surprised to see children who are running, laughing and rolling on the floor with us. Or one might see a child tearing through a course on a big wheel, and another building a block tower then knocking it down.

Through these play activities, a child is able to ignore the discomforts and frustrations of re-building muscles, improving hand-eye coordination or developing better balance. In the hands of our expert staff, every toy has a purpose, and every giggle represents a win—for us as well as your child.

Your child’s team

Our team of children’s rehabilitation experts work together to identify each child’s abilities and goals. The team includes:

  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech language pathologists (therapists)
  • Specialists certified in neurodevelopmental treatment
  • Specialists in sensory integration assessment
  • Therapists specializing in vital stimulation for swallowing disorders

Therapies and treatment, just for children

We work with a number of physician specialists and subspecialists to help every child become as active and healthy as possible. We assist children with: 

  • Musculoskeletal and orthopaedic problems and injuries
  • Developmental delays, including problems with motor skills and speech
  • Obesity, through our Pediatric Weight Management Clinic [link to Weight Management and Nutrition, anchor to Weight Management Clinic]
  • Cerebral Palsy, decreased muscle tone and other neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Feeding problems, for premature babies and children
  • “Sensory integration” problems, to help children understand things they see and hear
  • Speech disorders, such as stuttering and difficulty with language
  • Autism and other developmental disorders
  • Head and neck conditions, such as “torticollis” (head that tilts to one side) and “plagiocephaly” (misshapen skull)
  • Helmet therapy, for above conditions
  • Balance and inner ear (“vestibular”) problems
  • Pain management

We also assist children with:

  • Positioning devices such as splints
  • Adapted strollers, plus manual and power wheelchairs
  • Walkers, crutches and standing frames
  • Communication tools such as computer-aided speech programs
  • Other equipment to help them care for themselves