Peach Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre is proud to offer specialized services for babies, children and adolescents aged 0-21 years. Paediatric physiotherapy focuses on movement and development and how to optimize function, performance, and quality of life in children from birth until 21 years of age. Physiotherapy sessions are individualized to the unique needs of each child and family, with the common goal of creating a fun and friendly therapeutic environment.

Kate Peach is a registered physiotherapist who specializes in paediatrics. She is committed to ensuringthat your child’s unique and evolving needs are met in a fun and friendlyatmosphere.

Paediatric Physiotherapy can benefit the following areas of development:

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Muscle strength
  • Body Awareness
  • Posture
  • Acquisition Of Early Developmental Milestones
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Motor Planning

Who We Treat:

We provide services to babies, children, and adolescents with a wide range of diagnoses that relate to physical, neurological or congenital conditions. These include:

  • Plagiocephaly and/or Torticollis (flat head)
  • Coordination Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • Motor Skill Development
  • Activity or Growth-Related Issues
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Motor Planning
  • Toe Walking
  • Posture
  • Balance
  • And MORE!

What to Expect:

Your first appointment will be a 60-minute assessment in one of our private treatment rooms. During this time, your physiotherapist will discuss your child’s medical history and their needs, create goals, and perform a full assessment of muscle flexibility, strength, balance, and whatever else may be relevant to your child’s condition. From these findings, a personalized treatment plan is created and reviewed in detail. You are encouraged to ask questions and participate in the session.

Subsequent treatments will last 45 minutes and may include hands-on manual therapy, exercise programs, education, and consultation. All therapy sessions are one-on-one with our paediatric physiotherapist to create a trusting relationship and foster a positive environment to provide the best quality care possible.

What is my role as a parent?

As a parent or guardian, you play an integral role in your child’s rehabilitation. Each therapy session is an opportunity for discussion and education about your child and their potential. Together with your physiotherapist, you will create goals to work towards and track your child’s progress. You are encouraged to participate in each session and ask questions, make new suggestions, and share what works best for your child and family. Depending on your child’s individualized treatment plan, you may be required to assist with a home exercise/activity program.

Is this service covered?

Paediatric physiotherapy services are covered by extended health care plans that cover physiotherapy. Call your health care provider for more information. Peach Physiotherapy direct bills to most major health plans. You do not require a physician’s referral to book an appointment.

Other services provided by Paediatric Physiotherapy include the following:

  • Home visits
  • School visits
  • Equipment assessments

If you have questions, call Peach Physiotherapy at (519) 358-7524 or email Kate Peach directly at kate@peachphysiothereapy.flywheelsites.com