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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.

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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

Summer Sport Experience Camp

Posted on: August 25th, 2015 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

We had great weather for summer sport experience camp. Fun was had by all.

Lots of new gross motor skills were learned too!

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Mom! I’m bored!

Posted on: August 19th, 2015 by Linette Lahey No Comments
Risky Play - Brainasium

Telus Spark’s Brainasium (Christina Ryan / Calgary Herald)

Calgary Youth Physiotherapy believes that children not only learn through instruction but through movement experience and exposure to environments where play is undirected.

Undirected play experiences lead to more creativity on the child’s part. By playing in less directed environments, children learn to assess situations in their environment, determine options, evaluate risks, and learn to interact with that environment in a playful and safe manner.

Allowing your child to discover ways to interact with a simple ball, sheet, cardboard box, log, hillside, or stick can lead to hours of enjoyment and fun for your child! My kids played outside with an old sheet in the wind for 2 hours, and came back in happy, exhausted, and full of knowledge about the wind, their bodies, and how to play creatively!

Bring the fun back into play! Read about and visit the Telus Spark Brainasium, and then consider how you can improve the “risky play” in your home and community environment.

Marda Gras Festival

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

We had a wonderful time, on a sunny day in Marda Loop for Marda Gras Festival August 9th, 2015!

Marda Gras is Calgary’s annual New Orleans themed, family-friendly street festival fills the street with live music entertainment, street performers, art, bicycles, and a kids quarter.

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Linette and Nuala manning the booth

Linette and Nuala manning the booth

Morgan and Amy manning the booth

Morgan and Amy manning the booth

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