We think kids are cool; that’s why we focus on paediatric rehabilitation and “keeping kids in the game”.
Our team of physiotherapists understand kids’ bodies are different from adults and their development, pain, and injuries are also different. Paediatric physio tailors treatment to a child’s age and ability. It’s fun, motivating and often play-based. Both our north Calgary and south Calgary clinics have kid-specific equipment to optimize treatment and maximize participation.
Throughout consultation and treatment our patients receive one-on-one care with a highly skilled registered therapist. We believe in a “hands-on” approach that encourages active participation by children and their families. We take time to get to know you and develop tailor-made programs that address your most important needs.
Whether you visit our north or south location, when you walk into Calgary Youth Physiotherapy, you will be greeted by our friendly and professional administrative team. They will ensure that all your information is correct and answer any questions you may have upfront.
Appointments with our therapists are either 45-60 minutes for clients with complex needs or 30-45 minutes for less complex orthopaedic needs. All appointments start with a conversation, so we can address concerns and learn about any difficulties, or better yet achievements, your child has encountered in everyday life. This forms an important part of the assessment and treatment strategy.
We use our expertise to analyse movement and understand why your child is experiencing difficulty. We never want children to be fearful of their appointments, so many of our treatments are play-based, using child friendly toys and games to keep kids at ease.
Our goal is to work with your family as a team to develop a dynamic program that maximizes your child’s strengths and increases his or her independence.
Were you and/or your newborn or child in a motor vehicle accident? A variety of injuries can occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Some, like broken bones are obvious, but soft-tissue damage or whiplash can be less apparent and take several days to appear. At CYP we know what’s “normal” for infants and young children, and can provide you with an appropriate assessment, and effective treatment strategies.
Injury from motor vehicle accidents may include:
Acupuncture and Dry Needling can be useful techniques in the treatment of muscle and joint issues. Both techniques use fine, sterile, disposable needles inserted in the skin to alleviate pain, but there are slight differences between the two.
Acupuncture is deeply rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. It helps to decrease pain by stimulating the release of endorphins, promoting a decrease in inflammation and relief from pain by penetrating the skin with a fine needle.
Dry Needling aims are relieving trigger points, or hard “knots” in the muscle that cause discomfort and limit function. The needle is inserted in the skin and the muscle, which helps to reduce muscle tension, improve pain and assist in speeding up the rehabilitation process.
Several of our team members are trained in Medical Acupuncture and Dry Needling and can advise on whether treatment is beneficial for specific types of conditions.
Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME), manual therapy, therapeutic taping, pre and post-op therapy, home exercise program, fitness classes, postural retraining, off-site assessment and treatment (in home, school, and community settings), formalized assessment/testing for gross motor scores, pre-participation screening and injury prevention programs, concussion management.