Paediatric Physiotherapy for Developmental Delay Orillia

Unlock your child’s full potential with early physiotherapy intervention at Miller Health. Don’t let developmental delays hold back their progress—our expert care is here to guide each step towards achieving their developmental milestones.

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  • Quick Booking & Convenient Hours
  • Beautiful & Centrally Located
  • Prioritized Patient Experience

Unlock Your Child’s Potential with Early Physiotherapy Intervention

Early intervention is key to optimize your child’s development and potential. By neglecting their physiotherapy needs, you may miss out on the many benefits that can help your child reach their full potential.

  • Delayed development of physical abilities, such as walking, crawling, and running
  • Poor posture and body mechanics, leading to future injury
  • Decreased confidence and self-esteem
  • Limited ability to reach developmental milestones and age-appropriate physical capabilities.
  • Difficulty participating in physical activities and sports

Receive the Care your Child Deserves

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Addressing Developmental Delays with Physiotherapy

Babies develop at their own pace, so it’s not uncommon for them to reach milestones at different times, however, if you notice significant delays in your baby’s physical, cognitive, or emotional development, it’s important to take action and seek guidance from a physiotherapist.

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What Is a Developmental Delay?

Developmental Delay occurs when a child is developing their skills at a slower rate than other children of the same age. Delayed development in babies can be caused by a variety of factors, from genetics to environmental influences. Understanding the signs and seeking early intervention can help support your baby’s growth and ensure they reach their full potential.

What To Look For

Milestones are physical checkpoints in children’s development as they grow and are core skills infants and toddlers should be reaching. If you believe your child is not reaching their milestones, they may benefit from a developmental assessment and intervention. Early detection allows for early correction and support. 

Our Approach to Care / What To Expect

Physiotherapy helps your child to develop the strength, balance and coordination needed to reach their physical milestones by providing an individualized gross motor program targeted towards the skills that your child has difficulty with. These goals are identified during assessment and focused on during treatment! 

Improve your child’s physical and mental well being

  • Quick Booking & Convenient Hours
  • Beautiful & Centrally Located Clinic
  • Prioritized Patient Experience
  • Direct Billed Insurance

Common Conditions treated with paediatric physiotherapy

  • Achondroplasia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital conditions including torticollis, plagiocephaly (flat spot), hip dysplasia, talipes, Erb’s Palsy/Brachial Plexus Injury)
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Developmental delay (gross motor delay or global developmental delay)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetic conditions and syndromes
  • Low Tone (hypotonia) or high tone (hypertonia)
  • Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Musculoskeletal concerns (Flat Feet, Legg-Calve Perthes Disease, Severs, Osgood schlatters, Jumper’s knee, metatarsus adductus, in toeing/out toeing, genu valgum (knocked knees), genu varus (bow legs), leg length discrepancies, w-sitting)
  • Neurological conditions (traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries etc.)
  • Prematurity
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida and neural tube defects
  • Toe Walking

Meet Our Paediatric Physiotherapy Team

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Getting Started Is Easy

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Call Us or Book Online

Call us or click the button below to find a time that best suits your busy schedule.

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Develop an Individualized Plan

The physiotherapist will work alongside you and your child to create a treatment plan based on their specific needs.

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Accomplish Their Goals

Begin treatment and help your child reach their full potential.

Direct Billed Insurance

We can submit your health claims directly to most insurance providers, saving you time and paperwork. We make it easier and more convenient for you to access the care you need.

Physiotherapy for Developmental Delay Orillia FAQs

Reach out if you can’t find what you’re looking for.

Signs of developmental delay can vary widely but commonly include delays in reaching motor skills milestones such as sitting, crawling, walking, or running. You may also notice difficulties with fine motor skills, like grasping toys, or delays in speech and social skills. If your child is not meeting the expected milestones for their age, as outlined by pediatric health guides or your doctor, it may be time to seek a professional evaluation.

Physiotherapy can be initiated at any age, but early intervention is particularly beneficial. It can begin as soon as a delay is suspected or diagnosed—sometimes as early as a few months old. Early therapy can significantly influence a child’s physical and cognitive development, helping them to catch up in their developmental milestones more effectively.

Physiotherapy aims to enhance a child’s motor skills, balance, coordination, strength, and overall mobility. For children with developmental delays, therapists design specific exercises and activities that target the areas of delay. By focusing on these key areas, physiotherapy helps children develop the necessary skills to perform everyday activities and improve their functional abilities.

Absolutely. Parents play a critical role in their child’s development. Physiotherapists often provide parents with guidance and home-based exercises that are safe and effective for the child to practice between sessions. Regularly engaging in these activities at home can help reinforce the skills learned during therapy sessions and contribute to more rapid progress in achieving developmental milestones.

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