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Pediatric

Physio

Our Pediatric physiotherapist, Carley Townsend, has experience working in both acute and community care at BC Children’s Hospital and Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health.

Telerehab is uniquely suited for the pediatric population. Infants and children perform well in familiar environments with familiar care providers. Caregivers will be highly involved in the assessment and treatment of their child.

Pediatric Physio can help children with:

  • Challenges and delays of gross motor skills like walking, running, jumping, or playing ball games

  • diagnosis or awaiting diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Complex or chronic pain

  • Coordination difficulties

  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation

  • Poor balance and motor control

  • Post-surgical care (neurological or orthopedic)

  • Post-cancer treatment rehabilitation

  • Specific diagnoses like cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorder, spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, etc.

  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly

 

Pediatric physiotherapy has a wide scope, and thus a telerehab assessment will look different based on the age and needs of your child. Typically, both medical and developmental history will be reviewed, and a thorough physical and developmental assessment will take place. Goal setting will be discussed in order to maximize your child’s participation in their activities of daily life. Treatments may include gross motor activity, exercise programs or referrals to local community resources.

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Meet our Pediatric Physiotherapist

Carley Townsend

Since graduating from Physiotherapy school, Carley has worked at BC's Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and at Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health in Victoria. 

She has worked with a diverse population of infants, children, and youth under age 18; from babies with delayed gross motor milestones to older children with complex chronic medical conditions.