Physical & Developmental Disabilities

Physical & Developmental Disabilities

Our therapists treat children with a very wide range of developmental and physical disabilities. Regardless of the diagnosis, we prioritize each child as an individual and aim to tailor their intervention to the family’s specific needs and goals. We focus on increasing mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, motor planning and other gross motor skills for children with neuromuscular, congenital and acquired disorders.

Physical & Developmental Disabilities


We see children both for early intervention (ages 0-5) and school-age therapy (ages 5-18). Some commonly seen conditions include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Rare Genetic Conditions
  • And much more...
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Physical & Developmental Disabilities


Our therapists use a wide range of treatment techniques to create fun, effective and functional therapy sessions that are individualized to your family's goals! Your therapist may use interventions that involve:

  • NDT/Bobath Techniques
  • Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME) or Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
  • K-Taping
  • Deep Core & Alignment Strategies
  • Post-Botox/Operative Consultation & Treatment
  • And much more...

Physical & Developmental Disabilities


Each of our clinics is outfitted with various inclusive equipment to allow children of all abilities to work towards their physical goals

  • Body-Weight Support Treadmill
  • LiteGait
  • Pilates Reformers
  • Hypervibe Whole-Body Vibration platforms
  • Paediatric Stationary Bikes
  • Custom Child-size Ramps, Stairs & Ladders
  • Various Therapeutic Swings
  • Engaging Toys & Games
  • And much more...
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Physical & Developmental Disabilities

Funding Sources

Depending on your children’s diagnosis, they may be eligible for funding. Please contact us for more information and assistance with the application process if your child qualifies for any of these child disability benefits and resources:

  • Private Extended Benefits
  • At Home Program (BC specific)
  • Autism Funding Unit (BC specific)
  • Jordan’s Principle
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Charities
  • And much more...

A Note About Language

We support the disability community in their reclamation of the word Disabled as a positive and celebratory term to describe a wide range of functional differences that affect an individual’s daily life (walking, learning, speaking, etc). We believe that children with the conditions mentioned are indeed very able, and are excited to support them in reaching their maximum physical potential.

Have More Questions?

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More Questions


Find out the answers to some of the questions you may have before booking with our team.

Paediatric physical disabilities are conditions or impairments that affect a person’s physical growth, movement, or abilities.

These disabilities typically manifest early in life and can impact various aspects of an individual’s physical development. These conditions often require ongoing medical care, therapies, assistive devices, and support to help individuals achieve their maximum physical potential and improve their quality of life.

Developmental disabilities encompass a wide range of conditions that impact typical cognitive and physical development. Physical disabilities can be one manifestation of developmental disabilities in children.

It’s important to note that physical disabilities can also result from events or illnesses occurring later in life, not necessarily tied to developmental issues.

Every child and developmental disability is unique! They may not reach physical, social, or cognitive milestones at the same pace as children who develop at a more typical pace.

Often, they require support from various therapies such as speech-language therapy (SLP), occupational therapy (OT), and physical therapy (PT) to help them achieve these milestones.

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in assisting individuals with disabilities by promoting mobility, strength, and functional independence.

Physiotherapists design personalized exercise programs and therapies to improve muscle tone, range of motion, and coordination. Early intervention or starting physiotherapy young can help children achieve their maximum physical potential.

Physiotherapists work to develop age-appropriate motor skills, balance, and coordination through exercises and therapeutic activities.

For those with developmental delays, physiotherapy can help bridge developmental gaps and promote independence. By focusing on each person’s unique needs, physiotherapy contributes to improved physical development and a higher level of functioning in daily life.


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