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Summer Bike and Sport Experience

Posted on: April 5th, 2018 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

BicycleJoin us for a unique physiotherapy lead, bike riding and gross motor experience. Our goal is to provide your child with the support needed to increase their skills and confidence on their bike and with a variety of outdoor sports. 
Our week long program will focus on developing all areas needed to successfully ride a bike including:

  • BALANCE- to prevent falls and progress away from training wheels
  • UPPER BODY COORDINATION and STRENGTH– needed for steering
  • LEG STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE
  • BIKE SAFETY
  • CONFIDENCE–with practice in a supportive environment comes increased confidence and enjoyment of bike riding with peers
  • FUN!!

Bike and Sport Experience

Areas of sport exposure include but are not limited to:

  • Soccer skills
  • Kickball
  • T-ball
  • Basketball skills
  • Strength and mobility training
  • Field games

Our week long program for children ages 6-10, will run July 16-20th and August 13-17th from 11am-12pm. We will meet at the parking lot for Henry Wisewood High School (910 – 75 Avenue S.W., Calgary AB). A maximum of 6 participants will be able to register for the class. The cost will be $225 per week. A minimum of 3 participants is required in order to run the camp.

Each child must bring their own bike and helmet to each class and a water bottle is suggested.

If the weather is poor on any given day a makeup class will be scheduled or families will be reimbursed if needed.

Talk to your physiotherapist to see if your child might benefit from this experience.

To sign up or with any questions please contact the clinic at (403)259-8534 or email us at patelkpt@gmail.com.

Fitting Helmets Properly

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

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

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!

Swimming Pool Safety

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

Are you spending the summer at the lake or around a swimming pool? Learn some helpful tips on keeping your child safe.

Swimming Safety

Trampoline Injuries

Posted on: July 14th, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Do you have a backyard trampoline? What are the risks? What do our Canadian pediatrician’s think about preventing trampoline injuries? Take a look at the link below to see their position statement.

Trampoline use in homes and playgrounds

Preventing Playground Injuries

Posted on: June 30th, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

What do our Canadian pediatrician’s think about preventing playground injuries? Take a look at the link below to see their position statement.

Preventing Playground Injuries

Tricycle Safety

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Tricycle SafetyAre you wondering about tricycle safety? Should your child be wearing a helmet? Here are a few tips for tricycle safety this summer…

Read more on AAP News.

Mobile Adventure Playground

Posted on: June 9th, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Looking for summer fun at a challenging playground for your child? This is a mobile adventure playground may be coming to your Calgary neighbourhood.

http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/Adventure-Playgrounds.aspx

 

Summer Camps 2017

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Join us this summer for a fun sport experience. If your child is interested in learning to ride a bike and have exposure to summer outdoor sports this camp might be for you!

 

 Calgary Youth Physiotherapy

SUMMER BIKE AND SPORT CAMP

Join us for a unique physiotherapy lead, bike riding and gross motor experience. Our goal is to provide your child with the support needed to increase their skills and confidence on their bike and with a variety of outdoor sports. 
Our week-long program will focus on developing all areas needed to successfully ride a bike including:

  • BALANCE- to prevent falls and progress away from training wheels
  • UPPER BODY COORDINATION – needed for steering
  • LEG STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE
  • BIKE SAFETY
  • CONFIDENCE–with practice in a supportive environment comes increased confidence and enjoyment of bike riding with peers
  • FUN!!

Areas of exposure include but are not limited to:

  • Basketball skills
  • Strength and mobility training
  • Field games
  • Soccer skills
  • Yoga
  • Kickball
  • T-ball

 

Our week long program for children ages 6-10, will run July 24-28th and August 14-18th from 11am-12pm. We will meet at the parking lot for Henry Wisewood High School (910 – 75 Avenue S.W., Calgary AB). A maximum of 6 participants will be able to register for the class. The cost will be $225 per week. A minimum of 3 participants is required in order to run the camp.

Each child must bring their own bike and helmet to each class and a water bottle is suggested.

If the weather is poor on any given day a makeup class will be scheduled or families will be reimbursed if needed.

Talk to your physiotherapist to see if your child might benefit from this experience.

To sign up or with any questions please contact the clinic at (403)259-8534 or email us at patelkpt@gmail.com.

Download the Registration Form

Winter Safety

Posted on: December 12th, 2016 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Tips for injury prevention in tobogganing and sledding for children. See this link on helmets!

Tobogganing & Sledding

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