What is Physiotherapy? (PT)
Physiotherapists at Lansdowne Children’s Centre provide assessment and treatment for infants, children and youth up to age 19, with difficulties in muscle strength, joint range of motion, 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.
Areas we work on in physiotherapy:
Muscle strength and range
Muscle tone (ie. ability to relax a muscle)
Quality of movement
Gross motor skills (ex. rolling, crawling, walking, waving)
Access to mobility equipment
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What is a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists (PT) at Lansdowne study the science of movement. They learn how to pinpoint an injury’s root causes. Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease or disability. Some examples include: neck and back pain caused by problems in the muscles and skeleton; Problems in the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments; Lung problems such as asthma; Disability as a result of heart problems; Pelvic issues, such as bladder and bowel problems related to childbirth; Loss of mobility because of trauma to the brain or spine, or due to diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis;
Fatigue, pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of muscle strength.
What is a Physiotherapist Assistant?
A Physiotherapist Assistant (PTA) provides care on behalf of, or as directed by, a physiotherapist.