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, Brant County, Haldimand County and Norfolk County are eligible for Outpatient Physiotherapy Services from birth through to their 19th birthday.
Currently 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.
What can I expect?
Once a referral to Outpatient Physiotherapy has been completed, your child will be placed on an Assessment Waitlist. When your child's name gets to the top of the list you will be contacted to book an appointment. You and your child will meet 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 ext. 206