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Infant Car Seat Safety

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

  What is the latest on car seat safety for infants and children? https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/car_seat_safety

Developmental Coordination Disorder

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Do you think your child has coordination or motor planning challenges? Read this interesting article on Developmental Coordination Disorder to find out more…. https://canchild.ca/en/diagnoses/developmental-coordination-disorder

What is scoliosis?

Posted on: January 11th, 2018 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

From Children’s Hospital Colarado, this patient and family-friendly video explains the condition, what patients can do about it and treatment options. Although physiotherapy is not proven to affect the outcome of your curve, it can be very effective in maintaining good spine flexibility, postural awareness, and core strength!

Winter Safety

Posted on: December 26th, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Want to learn more winter safety while children are playing outdoors. Here are some guidelines for you put out by the Canadian Pediatric Association. https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/winter_safety

Fitting Helmets Properly

Posted on: December 20th, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Protecting your child’s head year round. Find out how to fit a child’s helmet properly. http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/HealthAZ/SafetyandtheEnvironment/OutdoorSafety/Pages/Helmets-How-to-get-child-to-wear-one.aspx

Indoor Play Places in Calgary

Posted on: December 13th, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Exercise year round is important for your child. See why below! Also, see where you can find an indoor play place in Calgary for those frosty snowy days. http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/exercise.html http://calgaryplaygroundreview.com/calgarys-indoor-playgrounds/

Adapted Physical Activity in Alberta

Posted on: November 27th, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Is your child looking for a recreational activity but having difficulty because of his or her special needs?  Check out this list of recreational adaptive activities for the Calgary area!  This list is especially helpful as the activities are categorized by age for easier reference!

Keeping Your Child Active this Winter

Posted on: November 23rd, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

WINTER… GETTING YOUR CHILD STRONGER BY THE DAY WITH WINTER PLAY …How to help your child have fun and make good gross motor gains over the winter months. As winter comes upon us, and as the cold weather hits, a general desire to “cocoon” ourselves and our children presides. There is an easy contentedness that […]

What is Torticollis? What is Plagiocephaly? Physiotherapy can help!

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

TORTICOLLIS AND PLAGIOCEPHALY Torticollis is a common condition in babies that results in the child keeping their head turned or tipped to one side.  Children with torticollis often also have plagiocephaly or “flattening” on one side of their head as a result of consistently resting to the same side. HOW DOES PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP? Early intervention […]

Can physiotherapy help your child’s concussion?

Posted on: September 21st, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION: A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects brain function.  Children are 2.5x more susceptible to sustaining a concussion and generally display a longer recovery time than adults.  Once a child has sustained a concussion, they are also more vulnerable to a second injury.  Seeking medical attention following a concussion […]

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