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2016 Summer Camps

Posted on: March 28th, 2016 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments
cyp-summer-campJoin us this summer for a fun sport experience. If your child is interested in learning to ride a bike or would like exposure to summer outdoor sports these camps might be for you!
Summer Sport Experience Camp

Summer Sport

Learn To Bike Camp

Learn To Bike

Dance Injury Prevention

Posted on: January 18th, 2016 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Calgary Youth Physiotherapy aims to promote injury prevention in your young dancer. Here is a downloadable pamphlet with some exercises that may be helpful.

Dance Injury Prevention Pamphlet

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Hockey Injury Prevention

Posted on: January 13th, 2016 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy No Comments

Calgary Youth Physiotherapy aims to promote injury prevention in your young hockey player. Here is a downloadable pamphlet with some exercises that may be helpful.

Hockey Injury Prevention Pamphlet

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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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Fall Fitness Classes

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

Mural on back wall-croppedWelcome to Calgary Youth Physiotherapy Fitness Classes and if you are returning to our classes, thank you for your continued participation over the past year!

In an attempt to service our clients more effectively, we are continually looking for a model of service delivery that best serves their individual needs. As a result, in the upcoming year (2015-16) we are offering the following classes:

JUMP START (12 weeks)

Wednesdays 4 – 4:45pm

These classes have been implemented to service children 7-11 years of age with gross motor coordination challenges and/or those who have a tendency to toe walk. Classes are focused on improving balance, addressing coordination challenges, and improving basic gross motor skills.

FIT WITH FRIENDS (12 weeks)

Wednesdays 4:45 – 5:30PM

These classes have been implemented to improve the physical well-being of those clients that require extra assistance and that are not best serviced in another class. There will be 4 – 5 spots available in this class, and determination of appropriate suitability for the class will be discussed prior to registration. Goals of the class include maintaining mobility, building strength, and increasing overall fitness in a fun and social environment, with support.

STRONG TOGETHER (12 weeks)

Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:15PM

These classes have been implemented to service those clients that are able to participate with a higher level of independence. There will be 8-9 spots available in this class, and determination of appropriate suitability for the class will be discussed prior to registration. Goals of the class include targeting specific individuals’ needs with stretching and strengthening programs, as well as group based sport specific activities.

*In all cases, a client that is new to Calgary Youth Physiotherapy and or new to the classes will require an assessment prior to registration.

*An important aspect of the classes is that the participants learn about their own body’s needs and start building life knowledge on how to independently achieve good fitness, mobility, function and sport specific goals.

 

Dates of Sessions:

JUMP START / FIT WITH FRIENDS / STRONG TOGETHER

Fall – 12 Weeks

September 16th – December 2nd, 2015

 

Winter – 12 Weeks

January 13th– March 30th, 2016

 

Costs:

AHS Funded Clients – aide fee to be paid in full at the beginning of each block

Fall and/or Winter – 12 wks X $6.00/class = $72.00

Private Clients – fees to be paid in full at the beginning of each block

Fall and/or Winter- 12 wks X $30.00/class = $360.00

SPRING SESSIONS FOR ALL CLASSES PENDING INTEREST!

AHS Funded Clients Cancellation Fee/Non Attendance

A fee of $30.00 will be charged per class for cancellation or not attending class.

AHS funding is available for pediatric clients, up to the age 18, who are able to participate in a class setting and who would benefit from the physical and social effects of the class. As per our new contract in April 2014, AHS will only fund one set of classes per calendar year.

 

To register your child please complete the form on the following document and return to Calgary Youth Physiotherapy South Office.

 

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Download Registration Form

 

Summer Sport Experience Class

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by Linette Lahey No Comments

kids-bz-banner-wordlessCoordination challenges?

Looking to experience sports in a supported environment?

Join us for a unique physiotherapy lead, outdoor group sports experience. Our goal is to provide kids with motor challenges, the exposure to a variety of sports and activities and develop the basic skills required to participate and enjoy physical activities. These are week long programs for children ages 7-12, running from July 20-24th and/or August 17-21st from 11am-12pm. We will meet at the parking lot for Henry Wisewood High School (910 – 75 Avenue S.W., Calgary AB). A minimum of 6 participants will be required for the class to run and two physical therapists will be instructing. The cost will be $17 5 per week. If the weather is poor on any given day, classes will be held indoors at Calgary Youth Physiotherapy-South Location (203, 7720 Elbow Drive S.W.) during the same time period.

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

Areas of exposure include but are not limited to:

  • Basketball
  • Skipping with a rope
  • Playground exploration and games
  • Soccer skills
  • Yoga
  • Kickball
  • T-ball

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

Learn to Bike Summer Class

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by Keltie Wattie 1 Comment

summer-bike-camp-June-2015Join us for a unique physiotherapy lead, bike riding experience. Our goal is to provide your child with the support needed to increase their skills and confidence on their bike.

Our week long program will focus on developing all areas needed to successful 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 daily practice in a supportive environment comes increased confidence and enjoyment of bike riding with peers
  • FUN!!!

Our week long program for children ages 7-12, will run August 10th -14th 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 4 participants will be able to register for the class and two physical therapists will be instructing. The cost will be $225 per week.

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.

Adapted Bike Clinic

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by Calgary Youth Physiotherapy 1 Comment

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The Calgary Youth Physiotherapy staff will be volunteering at the Cerebral Palsy Association of Calgary, Adapted Bike Clinic on Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th and at the Community Adapted Bike Clinic Saturday April 18th, 2015.

Come on out and say hello!

Heel Pain in Soccer Season

Posted on: January 20th, 2015 by Linette Lahey No Comments

Is your child complaining of heel pain? Limping? Heel pain in children can be a common occurrence during soccer season. Most commonly seen in children in the 9 to 12 year age category, irritation in the growth centre of the heel bone (calcaneus) can be caused by one of two mechanisms. The first occurs when the heel is exposed to excessive compression or impact forces. This can happen when a shoe with poor padding is worn, and the heel strikes a firm surface, like hard frozen or dry ground. Sound familiar? The second mechanism of injury occurs when the growth centre in the heel is subject to excessive traction forces. This sometimes occurs when a child is running or jumping. Tightness in the calf may be a contributing factor.

This condition is called,”Sever’s Disease”. While not a disease at all, this condition can be very painful and somewhat limiting, causing tenderness around the heel, and often causing a child to walk on their toes, or have limited participation in sport.

Prevention and treatment of this condition can often be as simple as placing an inexpensive gel heel lift into the shoe. This offers more padding to decrease compression, as well as adding a lift, so that there is less stretch (traction) to the area. Occasionally, in more persistent cases, exercises to stretch and/ or strengthen the surrounding musculature are often prescribed. Taping may also be of benefit.

Early recognition is important! When your child says, “Mom, my heel hurts!” remember that these simple interventions may help… and of course, confirmation by your doctor or local physiotherapist is always recommended.

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