Physiotherapists are skilled in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. When working with children, a Physiotherapist has expertise in the acquisition and development and quality of gross motor skills.
Every child will receive a formal assessment during the initial visit to Butterfly. Following the assessment, results will be provided and a treatment plan will be designed to meet the individual needs of the child and his or her family.
Initial assessments take about an hour. Treatment sessions are offered in either 50-minute or 25-minute blocks depending on the age and needs of the child. Treatments are offered in the form of direct one-to-one sessions, semi-private sessions, group sessions, indirect consultations and home program suggestions.
Physiotherapists can address:
- Muscle tightness (including torticollis)
- Muscle weakness
- Gross Motor Development (i.e. sitting, crawling, walking)
- Motor Planning and Body Awareness
- Cardiovascular Fitness and Endurance
- Concussion/Post Concussion Syndrome
- Sports Injuries
Our Physiotherapists use specialized hands-on clinical skills to facilitate the acquisition and progression of developmental milestones, to promote symmetry and alignment, decrease pain and improve range of motion. Postural control, balance and coordination are all components of movement that can be enhanced through physiotherapy intervention.
Our Physiotherapists have expertise with the following clinical skills: NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment), CME (Cuevas Medek Exercises), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), functional strengthening, stretching, gait training, post-concussion rehab, equipment/orthotic assessment and prescription.