HeartSpace Physical Therapy for Children realizes the value of ongoing treatment and support for children who are experiencing difficulties with motor skills. HeartSpace offers a full range of treatment and consultative therapy services to support children and families.
Ongoing treatment can occur several times per week, once per week or once every 2 weeks, depending on a child’s needs. Sessions focus on increasing the child’s independence during their daily activities and improving their ability to participate in recreational activities.
Consultation services are offered from once per month to once per year, as directed by the family. Consultation services can be provided to schools, residential living facilities, recreational programmes and therapeutic programmes.
Therapeutic intensives are also available. During these intensives the child attends for therapy 2 to 4 hours per day, for an average of 3 to 4 consecutive days. The increased exposure to motor skills can enhance motor learning.
Shelley understands that there may be many individuals involved with each child and family. She is committed to communication and partnership with everyone involved in order to support the family in their journey towards independence.
Shelley brings an understanding of sensory processing, oral motor and fine motor skills and relationship to gross motor function for children. This gives her the ability to appreciate the impact of therapy on many levels of function. She is also able to integrate her knowlege of biomechanics, Kinesiotaping, Theratogs, orthotics and children’s meditation into her treatment and consultation services. This coordination of these approaches supports the child’s optimal learning of functional skills.
There is no need for a doctor’s referral to HeartSpace. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call Shelley at 905.380.1627 or email.