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Physiotherapy for Kids

Our team of physiotherapists in Ottawa are able to evaluate, manage and treat the unique conditions that affect children all the way from their infancy through to their adolescence. 

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Physiotherapy Services for Children

Our physiotherapists are here to help make your child's rehabilitation fun. We want to motivate your kid to take an interest in their health.

We work with the parents of young children to give them the education and support that they need in order to assist their kids during the recovery process. Our physiotherapists have helped many young athletes return to their sports, at both recreational and elite levels.

We make it our goal to help encourage children to lead to healthy and active lifestyles.

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Children's Conditions Commonly Managed with Physiotherapy 

  • Infantile Torticollis & Plagiocephaly
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Patello Femoral Pain Syndrome
  • Scheurmann’s Disease
  • Osteochondritis Dessicans
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Hip Flexor Strains
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Hamstrings Strains
  • Ligament Sprains of the Knee (ACL, MCL, LCL)
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Fractures/Dislocations
  • Swimmer’s Shoulder
  • Patellar Tendonopathies
  • Headaches
  • Groin Strains
  • Mechanical Back and Neck Pain
  • Post-surgical Repair of Fractures, Ligaments, Dislocations

Infant & Orofacial Physiotherapy

Treatable Conditions

We are able to provide specialized physical therapy services for infants and parents who are experiencing feeding difficulties, weight gain difficulties, postural asymmetries, including:

  • Treatment of tethered oral tissues (tongue ties, lip ties)
  • Pre-op and/or post-op frenectomy (tongue tie release)
  • Reflux, excessive gas/digestive difficulties in infants
  • Breast or bottle feeding difficulties
  • Bottle refusal, or not taking a pacifier
  • Breast preference, recurrent blocked milk ducts
  • Chronic congestion, snoring/open mouth breathing
  • Pain during breastfeeding, cracked nipples
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly (flat head)
  • Delayed gross motor milestones

Assessment and Treatment

During the initial assessment, the physiotherapist will have a discussion with the parent(s) to outline their concerns and goals for treatment.   The physiotherapist will perform a comprehensive assessment of your baby's active and passive movements, oromotor function, feeding/sucking skills. 

The physiotherapist will give the parent some exercises to work on at home with your baby, give suggestions for modifications to environmental set up, as well as create a plan for future sessions. 

Pelvic Pediatric Physiotherapy

Treatable Conditions

We are able to provide specialized physical therapy services for children that are experiencing health issues related to their pelvis and pelvic floor, including:

  • Daytime urinary incontinence (urge incontinence, stress incontinence, giggle incontinence)
  • Bedwetting or enuresis
  • Constipation
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Urinary frequency
  • Vesicourethral Reflux (VUR)

Assessment and Treatment

As part of your child's pelvic physiotherapy treatment, our therapist will begin with a health assessment. Our pediatric pelvic assessments never involve an internal pelvic exam. 

Instead, our assessment includes an external assessment of your children's pelvic health and checkups of their upper and lower body strength as well as their breathing patterns. 

Treatments for pelvic health issues in children can include education on dietary modifications, explanation of healthy bladder and bowel habits, retraining of the pelvic floor muscles and breathing exercises. 

Our Kid-Friendly Physiotherapist

Shira Schwartz is our resident pediatric physiotherapist. She brings both the passion and experience your child needs to receive the pediatric orthopedic, pelvic and sport medicine treatments that they need. 

Shira has a special interest in helping to support your child's growth and development alongside coaches, teachers, family, pediatricians and more to help address growth problems, injury prevention and more.

Meet Shira Schwartz

We are accepting in-person and virtual appointments.

(613) 714-9722