Physiotherapy designed just for kids! We help babies, kids and teens do what they love most: BE KIDS
. . . by making physiotherapy FUN. Hamilton Kids Physio is owned and operated by Kara O'Donnell, former owner/operator of PhysiO'Kids.
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Our team is growing! 🌱
Hamilton Kids Physio is looking for an energetic and experienced individual to join our busy pediatric clinic!
Thought this post from Kids Physio Group was a great one to share as I head out for a run on my snow covered streets. Adding unstable (and slippery, in this case) surfaces to the route is going to challenge my balance for sure!
Posted @withregram • @kidsphysio Tandem balance is a fancy word for balancing with your feet 👣 along a line! Start by standing still on the spot with one foot in front of the other, and walk in a straight line by placing the other foot in front! It is harder than it looks, so don't be afraid to keep your arms out to help! 🤸
To make this activity even more challenging, use an unstable surface (such as these "gum drops"!!! 😉), or bring the feet closer together so the toe of back foot touches the heel of front foot. Trying this workout will improve coordination, balance, and strengthen the core and ankles! 🏆
Working on balance is important for kiddos to stay strong 💪 in their feet during every day fun activities ☺️ - whether it be running around 🏃 with friends, walking in the park, or playing sports ⚽!
To make tandem balancing fun at KPG 💚 we like to incorporate it into obstacle courses for kiddos to cross - especially in the game "floor is lava" 🌋! We challenge kiddos to safely reach the other side (while doing their exercises) without falling into the hot lava!!
You can easily try this out at home 🏡 by taping a line on the ground or using chalk to draw a line on the sidewalk!
Ontario faces yet another challenge but I know “we can do hard things” and we will continue to be here to support our community whether it be through virtual or in-person sessions. Our mission remains: to provide the care needed for ALL kids to realize their absolute maximum potential and 100% recover from injury.
We are here for you, Hamilton. #hamiltonstrong #ontariostrong #pedsPT #paedsPT #ancasterPT #hamiltonPT #wemakephysiofun #kidsphysio
Updated clinic shot 💚
Merry Christmas to my Kids Physio Group family and to all of the families I’m so fortunate to work with. #merrychristmas
We offer thriving clinic environments, a community of pediatric physios and professional growth opportunities.
We are a growing pediatric Physio company based in Metro Vancouver, Victoria and Ontario that offers its physiotherapists an incredible working environment to treat their young clients, a strong community of like-minded pediatric physios and long-term opportunities for growth in the company. We truly care about our physiotherapists and want to see them succeed in their clinical practices and in life outside the clinic.
Hamilton Kids Physio seeks energetic pediatric physiotherapists to join our team this winter. We offer:
-competitive employment contracts
-opportunities for growth on the team
Why should you (or your friends) apply?
-Community Leaders: Strongest private pediatric physio community in Canada
-Mentorship: Regular physiotherapist development opportunities
-Flexibility and Growth: Schedules can change as you grow as well as leadership opportunities
Let’s connect! Send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]
#wemakephysiofun #kidsphysio #hamiltonPT
Suuuuper excited to share that Hamilton KPG is hiring physiotherapists!
Do you know someone who is passionate about kids? Do you know someone who wants to have FUN every day? Share the news that we are building our physiotherapist team.
Thank you @kidsphysio and @physio_kiersten for spotlighting scooter boards!
I’m currently winless in scooter board racing and can’t wait to have more kids take me on. (Is redemption even possible!?)
Posted @withregram • @kidsphysio We love getting to know our kiddos and playing their favourite games and activities! 🐊🎲🎈
Here at Kids Physio Group we have lots of toys 🦖, games 🏸 and equipment 🚲 to use! ☺️ There are lots of choose from when kiddos want variety and to switch it up! 🔀 However, there are some pieces of equipment that everyone requests all the time! The SCOOTER BOARD 🙌 is definitely high up on that list!
Here is physio Kiersten @physio_kiersten with a kiddo on some scooter boards, and zooming around the room as part of a game!
Scooter boards are great for:
-Leg strength in propelling the body around 💪
-Teaching kiddos to put pressure through their heels
-Arms and core strength when kiddos lay on their tummies
-Overall balance and coordination 🎯
Scooter boards are a beloved piece of equipment at the clinics, and can be an useful and FUN addition to your home as well! 🤩
I have the pleasure of working with some of the hardest working kiddos and this wee lass is no exception. We’ve been at it five days a week for two weeks now and she is a rockstar.
Working on upper extremity weight-bearing isn’t always enjoyable (how much do YOU enjoy push-ups?); as you can see with M, even some of the toughest exercises can bring us joy. (And there is nothing better than infectious kid giggles).
The removal of this ramp will prove to be one more barrier for a child who struggles every day to live a barrier-free life, writes Jennifer Gallupe.
I’ve been providing home visits to kids for over six years and while I am looking forward to providing care in the beautiful space that will be Hamilton Kids Physio, there are certain things I will miss like my canine and feline friends. I’ve been visiting Apollo’s house for nearly three years and this is what i arrived to this afternoon. Most sessions he comes by for some purr-producing scratches. 🐱
Sometimes I am certain the animals think I am there to pay attention only to them. Fionn, one of the best dogs ever, used to park himself directly in front of me during sessions with his human sister. It’s difficult to avoid getting licked in the face when you’re eye to eye with a dog that is part Great Pyrenees. 😮
I could never resist giving some attention to the pets. ❤️
Thanks to my friend Reg Freer at The Printing House for looking after me (even though we’ve not seen each other for years); I’m ready to put together referral packages for physicians and other family health care practitioners!
Stay tuned... hoping to have an opening date very soon! (I wonder who the first patient in the doors will be! Pretty significant milestone if you ask me!)
After a busy day that included my daughter’s baseball game, ⚾️ we took a drive 🚘 down the street from the ball diamond to see what progress had been made in Suite 303 at 385 Wilson St East 🏢. Lo and behold, the framing is complete. While it is difficult for them to yet conceptualize the space, sharing the progress with my two biggest fans 👩❤️👨was pretty special.
This space has sat so empty for so long that to me, seeing anything in it is a sign of progress. #hamiltonPT #ancasterPT #kidsphysio #paedsPT #pedsPT
Bryan and Dave from @aboveboardconst paid a visit to Suite 303 today 🙋♀️ to discuss build-out plans. They started talking studs 🛠 and drywall 🔩and my head almost exploded. 💥 I am feeling all of the feels today. 💚
Kids Physio Group is looking for an energetic and experienced individual to become an integral...
Timing is everything and today is a good day for some good news: Above Board Construction is hoping to mobilize on-site to begin finishing Hamilton Kids Physio’s space the week of August 17th. I can hardly believe it and I can’t wait to have a beautiful space for families and children. Just kids. Just physio.
#wemakephysiofun #hamiltonPT #ancasterPT #paedsPT #pediPT #pedsPT
Super ecstatic for the opening of Function 101 Chiro + Physio (at 101 Locke St of course). After nearly two full weeks being open in a chic new modern space, the Kids Physio team felt these folks needed a big basket of (mostly) healthy snacks to keep them fueled for business so I happily stopped in for a visit.
Looking forward to achieving our goal of supporting the Hamilton community together!
(Sam and I are giving our best smize).
#hamiltonPT #hamiltonchiro #kidsphysio #smize
Tickled pink to let you know new shifts have been added for August! Online booking for in-person visits is not yet available (coming soon) but you can call or email to book your session! #wemakephysiofun #yhm #hamiltonpt #ancasterpt #hamiltonmoms #ancastermoms #pedipt #paedspt #pedspt #kidsphysio #justkids #justphysio
It’s hard to believe August is less than two weeks away already, isn’t it? 😯
While you will need to call 📱 or E-mail 📧 to book an in-person visit, virtual sessions are bookable online for your convenience.
#wemakephysiofun #yhm #paedspt #pedspt #pedipt #hamiltonphysio #ancasterphysio #hamiltonmom #ancastermom
Since resuming in-person visits one thing has been clear: “quarantine” has had a significant impact on the kids I work with (and their families). Some aren’t sleeping well, some are having regular inexplicable meltdowns and some are just not seeming like themselves.
One of my hardest workers had a really difficult session on Saturday. She had been struggling before my arrival with no real rhyme or reason and for most of the session 😢.
That said, despite the difficulty that has been COVID, I must share that this fierce little warrior I am blessed to work with took TWO independent steps in spite of what else she was dealing with. TWO. This is an incredibly huge deal when the prediction was none.
I’m so excited to share that my swings and climbing system are arriving this week! (On my birthday, no less!).
#wemakephysiofun #paedspt #pedspt #yhm #hamiltonphysio #ancasterphysio #hamiltonmom #ancastermom #kidsphysio #kidsphysiogroup
Thank you to Noah's Clubhouse for providing funding for kids to access therapies! #kidsphysio #pediatricPT #paediatricPT #noahsclubhouse #hamiltonPT #ancasterPT #ontarioPT
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One of my kiddos underwent heart transplant surgery yesterday. I am overwhelmed with emotion. Simultaneously grieving the loss of a loved one and giving life to another is a generosity that is incomprehensible and leaves immeasurable gratitude in its wake. Can't wait to see you again, G. ♥️
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Don’t have a scooter board?
Find a smooth surface to slide on and use a couch cushion, throw pillow, towel, sheet or anything that allows you to slide and you get the benefits of a scooter board workout!
We make Physio fun... at home!
Nothing like the joy of mastering a new skill. ❤️
Imagine being in kindergarten where you spend a lot of time doing floor activities and requiring an EA to help you get to your feet or crawling to a chair or desk to pull yourself up.
Now imagine successfully getting up on your own on the second last day of kindergarten. We were so excited that when we showed Mom this skill we shouted “grade one ready!” upon its completion.
A lot of the skills we work on as pediatric PTs are life changing.
“With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything.”
― Tahir Shah
We captured the Olympic spirit this week and have mastered the art of jumping. (posted with permission from Mom)
Another Christmas and another kiddo giving his family the gift of independent steps. Words cannot convey how proud I am of this little trouper. Merry Christmas, Max and family. #PT #bestjobever #CME
A year ago, this kiddo was barely crawling. I have loved watching him master so many skills.
We were the first to provide this service in British Columbia, and are proud to have treated thousands of children of all ages and abilities over the past 10 years. Babies, kids, and teens function differently from adults, and our space and team are equipped to provide the highest quality physiotherapy care, delivered in an engaging way.
Our specialized equipment and treatments focus on improving mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, endurance, gross motor skills, cognition, motor planning, confidence, motivation, and more. With a large, experienced team we are able to provide custom programs based on each child’s distinct needs from birth to 18 years old.
Typically developing children with injuries, or those looking to extend or improve their athletic careers through pre-habilitation enjoy our open space, engaging equipment, and thoughtful treatment plans, while those with lifelong conditions benefit from the playfulness and our creative support to help them stay motivated in their rehabilitation journey.