Emma Swaffield

BScKin, MScPT

Physiotherapy Resident

emma@kidsphysio.ca

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About Emma

Emma graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master’s of Physiotherapy and a love of paediatrics. With a background as a lifeguard, camp counsellor, and ski instructor, she developed a foundation of fun and creativity that she brings to every session.

Growing up in the mountains in BC, Emma was constantly on the move and loved playing any sport where she could run, jump, pass, shoot, or glide! As a kid, she was no stranger to physiotherapy to manage her own injuries, and she hopes to share her experiences to help young athletes get back to their favourite activities. From infants to teens, Emma is so excited to help kids learn to move and grow in ways that are both fun and tailored to their goals and interests.

During her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University, Emma ran events and activities with the local Special Olympics community, where she developed a passion for working with kids with disabilities. At U of T, she continued to volunteer with Special Olympics, and developed her paediatric physiotherapy skills as a student intern in both hospital and private paediatric settings. Emma also has a passion for including patients and families in research, and she is currently involved in research examining novel therapies for children with Cerebral Palsy at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

Emma believes in partnering with every kid, their family, and members of their healthcare team so that each child can reach their full potential. She loves to create games and challenges to make physio an empowering adventure! Outside of the clinic, Emma loves to backcountry ski, run, bike, and explore Ontario’s amazing lakes by canoe.

Education Background

  • Undergraduate degree from Queen’s University
  • Masters of Physiotherapy from University of Toronto

Emma has pursued additional post-graduate training in the following areas:

  • Practical Paediatric Therapy for children aged 0-6 months
  • Introduction to NDT and Dynamic Core for Kids
  • Infant Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

Schedule

Monday 11:30am-7:30pm

Tuesday 11:30am-7:30pm

Saturday 10am-4pm