Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric physiotherapy is for children (newborn to 17 years) who are experiencing mobility challenges with crawling, cruising, walking, and running. These challenges not only impact the child’s daily function but also affect their gross motor skills and ability to engage in play with friends and family. By working with our paediatric physiotherapist in Carleton Place, children and their families learn helpful strategies to develop increased independence outside of physiotherapy sessions.

Paediatric physiotherapy can help children with:

  • Developmental delays
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Autism
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • …and more

Paediatric physiotherapy can help with:

  • Plagiocephaly 
  • Torticollis
  • Hypotonia
  • Toe walking
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Deconditioning from prolonged illness/hospitalization

Paediatric physiotherapy treatment goals:

  • Provide collaborative goal setting to assist families in establishing achievable goals
  • Educate primary caregiver(s) and develop a treatment plan that will help the child reach developmental milestones
  • Improve physical function
  • Improve gross motor skills
  • Create strategies that maximize the child’s function and foster
  • Independence at home, in social settings, and in playgroups
  • Work closely with other care providers (when required) in addition to the primary caregiver(s)
  • Provide an engaging and safe therapeutic environment for families

Meet Our Paediatric Physiotherapist

Carleton Place Pediatric Physiotherapist Lindsay AbercrombieAbout Lindsay Abercrombie
Lindsay studied Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph and earned her Master of Physical Therapy credentials at Western University. She also has experience working with Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) and McKenzie-based therapists. Lindsay takes an evidence-based approach to her practice that includes manual therapy, exercise rehabilitation, and one-to-one education with her clients. She works with patients of all ages but has a special interest in paediatric physiotherapy – working with youth experiencing developmental delays and neurological disorders. She offers her services in English and French.

Multiple injuries in her lifetime have given Lindsay insight into what it’s like to be a physiotherapy patient. She believes in the power of physiotherapy to treat musculoskeletal conditions because she experienced first-hand the benefits of an evidence-based approach to healing.

Download a PDF version of our paediatric physiotherapy brochure. Watch a video featuring one of Lindsay’s young patients navigate an obstacle course.

Carleton Place paediatric physiotherapy appointments can be made in person at Heritage Fitness, by phone, or online through our app.

Do you have extended health benefits?
Many insurance providers offer financial coverage for this and other services offered at our Collaborative Care Centre. Please check with your provider for details. Certain medical expenses are also eligible to claim on your personal income tax. Refer to Canada Revenue Agency for details.