What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists (PT) provide assessment and treatment for children with difficulties in muscle strength, range and quality of movement, tone and gross motor development. Treatment includes teaching strategies to the family, caregivers and clients to improve function. Physiotherapy also provides support in accessing mobility equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers.
Who is eligible for Physiotherapy?
Children living in Brantford and Brant County are eligible for Outpatient Physiotherapy Services from birth through to their 19th birthday.
Children living in Haldimand-Norfolk are also eligible to initiate Physiotherapy Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre. Services may occur at our main location in Brantford, at our satellite site located at the Ontario Early Years Centre in Simcoe [12 Colborne St. N.] or at various community locations in Haldimand and Norfolk. Children attending grade one and beyond in Haldimand-Norfolk may be referred to the Hamilton Niagara-Haldimand-Brant Community Care Access Centre for physiotherapy services if they meet their criteria.
What can I expect?
Once a referral to Outpatient Physiotherapy has been completed, your child will be placed on an Assessment Waitlist. You will be contacted by Central Intake at Lansdowne Children's Centre advising you of the approximate waitlist time. Once a time for assessment can be arranged you will be contacted with the date/time. You and your child will meet at Lansdowne with a PT where general information sharing and informal and standardized testing of skills will occur to determine your child’s abilities and needs in areas relevant to PT. Once the assessment is completed the PT will meet with you and your child to review findings and determine the best plan of intervention for your child.
For further information about Outpatient Physiotherapy at Lansdowne Children's Centre, or to initiate a referral, please contact:
519-753-3153/3154 ext. 206