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Child’s Play Physiotherapy provides physiotherapy and occupational therapy services for children with a variety of conditions. Our comprehensive approach identifies the “core” of your child’s problem instead of just treating their syptoms.

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Physiotherapy for Children with a Variety of Conditions

    Comox Valley Speech Therapy & Child's Play Physiotherapy

    Working together to provide Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech & Language Therapy services in the Comox Valley and Campbell River.

    Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way).

    Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome (DS), also called Trisomy 21, is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both mentally and physically.


    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.

    Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)

    Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a motor skills disorder that affects five to six percent of all school-aged children. DCD occurs when a delay in the development of motor skills, or difficulty coordinating movements, results in a child being unable to perform common, everyday tasks. By definition, children with DCD do not have an identifiable medical or neurological condition that explains their coordination problems.

    Plagiocephaly & Torticollis

    Plagiocephaly is the medical term for a head shape that is flat on one area due to prolonged pressure on that part.

    Torticollis occurs when a muscle in one side of the neck is shorter or weaker than the one in the other side of the neck. This muscle is used to:

      About Child’s Play

      Can you remember when your child was born and how excited you were when he first rolled over and then sat up by himself?  And how about the excitement when she first crawled or pulled herself up to standing?  Every parent dreams of being there when their child takes their first tentative steps.  But who do you turn to when your child isn’t able to do those things, or when you are worried that their development is delayed? 

      Did you know that physiotherapists are trained and knowledgeable in child development and are skilled at assisting children in reaching those important developmental milestones? The occupational therapist (OT) works on delays in fine motor skills and cognitive delays (e.g. problem-solving skills, memory, and attention).  The OT can also work with children with sensory integration issues and delays in play and social interaction skills. Learning basic self-care tasks, such as getting dressed can also be addressed by the OT.

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