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Rehabilitation Services

What are Rehab Services?

Health care services that help your child improve skills and functioning for daily living.

Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy focuses on helping children and youth develop and optimize their large motor control muscles and abilities, including muscle strength and range.

Mobility activities may include rolling, crawling, standing, walking. 

Occupational Therapy

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Occupational Therapy focuses on helping children and youth develop and optimize their fine motor skills and participation in daily living activities. These activities may include grasping, feeding, dressing, grooming or play skills.

Speech and Language Therapy

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Speech and Language Therapy focuses on helping infants and children improve their communication abilities. Communication includes understanding and using language, making speech sounds, and producing fluent speech.

What is SBRS?

School-based rehabilitation services for your school age child.

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Supports & Services

Family Service Coordinators, Social Workers  and Child/Youth Workers are available through Lansdowne Children's Centre to support your family including coping with the impact of illness, disability, and the complex developmental and health needs of your child/youth with special needs.

MILESTONES MATTER

Download and print this free poster for your home, office or waiting room, illustrating important milestones in your child's early years development

 

We can help you with your questions and to find services. Call 519.753.3153 ext 507.

PDF documents can be downloaded and shared, viewed electronically or printed.

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Rehab Services - Streaming Video

FREE - Hosted on YouTube. Lansdowne Children's Centre team members present video resources for helping new and experienced parents, caregivers, teachers and community members participating in the skills building of children and youth.

What is Physiotherapy at Lansdowne?

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.

What are examples of challenges addressed with 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

Who is eligible for Physiotherapy?
Children living in Brantford, Brant County, Haldimand County, Norfolk County, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, are eligible for Community Based Rehab Services (CBRS) from birth through to their 19th birthday.

 

Lansdowne physiotherapy services may be provided at our main location in Brantford (Brant County), and/or at sites located in Simcoe (Norfolk County), Caledonia and Dunnville (Haldimand County).

What can I expect?
Once a referral to Community Based (CBRS) Physiotherapy Services has been completed, your child will be placed on an Assessment Waitlist. Our team will contact you to book your appointment when your turn comes. You and your child will meet with a Physiotherapist (PT) at a Lansdowne site, where general information sharing and informal and standardized testing of skills will occur. These tests help to determine your child’s abilities and needs in areas relevant to physiotherapy. Once the assessment is completed your PT will meet with you and your child to review findings, develop goals with you and will determine the best plan of intervention for your child, following our care pathways.

For further information about Physiotherapy at Lansdowne Children's Centre, or to initiate a referral, please contact our Intake Team at 519-753-3153 ext. 507 or complete the online referral form​.

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