Some common pediatric conditions treated include:Sports Injuries & General Orthopedic Conditions
Conditions such as sprains, strains, and fractures are not uncommon in children with their active lifestyles and developing bodies. However, conditions such as these can dramatically impact a child’s ability to go through their day to day lives.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of early childhood disorders with an array of symptoms including stiff muscles (hypertonia/spasticity), sensory changes, weakness, tremors, and changes in gait (walking).
Developmental Delay/Gross motor development delays
Delays in attaining gross motor milestones, such as walking, running, jumping and so on are referred to as developmental delays. These delays can be due to a number of reasons including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and much more.
Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
Torticollis, or wry-neck, is a condition in which neck movement is limited in one or more directions. This, as well as other conditions, can cause plagiocephaly – the flattening or a baby or child’s head in one or more planes.
Post-Concussion syndromes, Dizziness, and Vertigo
Headaches, dizziness, and vertigo can all occur in children for a number of reasons – including following a head injury or concussion. These conditions can drastically limit a child’s ability to perform in school as well as participate in everyday activities they enjoy the most.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a condition affecting children and young adults that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. Appropriate physiotherapy can help with secretion management and allow for better breathing.
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
DCD is a condition that affects motor skills in school-aged children. DCD occurs when a delay in the development of motor skills, or difficulty coordinating movements, results in a child being unable to perform common, everyday tasks.
Hypotonia is a state of low muscle tone, which can delay the development of gross motor skills, decrease strength, and create hyperflexibility.
Hip dysplasia, whether development or congenital, is the deformation or malalignment of the hip joint in children. Hip dysplagia may be caused by a number of factors including genes/hormones, posture, positioning, sitting positions, and much more.
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