New Toddler/Children’s Gym opens at Variety Village

Posted by on Feb 5, 2017

Variety Village recently renovated and created a new toddler and young children’s gym space. This gym comes complete with a ball pit, climbing wall, trampoline, mini-slide, therapy swing, sensory wall and a variety of toys. Currently this gym is being used for tots in motion and parent/tot programming, as well as for one-on-one therapy sessions with our therapists.  Variety Village also offers free membership for children age 3 and under, providing a great opportunity to get children active at an early age and build fundamental...

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Special Olympics Programs for Children

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016

Special Olympics Ontario has recently started an Active Start and Fundamentals program in East Toronto for children. Active Start is a program aimed at children 2-6 years of age with an intellectual disability (ID). When children with an ID receive early instruction in basic motor skills and have the opportunity to experience ‘play,’ there is improvement in their physical, social and cognitive abilities. FUNdamentals is a program aimed at children 7-12 years of age with an intellectual disability. The program is a follow-up to the Active...

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Paediatric Physiotherapy Associates Celebrates 10 Years in Business

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014

2014 marks our 10th anniversary of providing therapy services to children through out the Greater Toronto Area. We started as 3 physiotherapists providing home visits to a small area in Toronto. Since that time we have opened a thriving clinic in Variety Village in Scarborough and have expanded our home visits to include all of Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Scarborough, also well as parts of York Region and Durham Region. We currently have 15 physiotherapists and 2 occupational therapists providing services. All of our therapists...

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Skating and Swimming Programs for Children

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

Looking for something physically active to do with your child this spring? Please view the attached information  about skating and swimming programs for children with special needs. Click here to download Swimming Program Information Click here to download Skating Program...

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Getting Kids Active

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014

Parents who have children with special needs are often asking therapists to recommend community sports or activity programs in which to enroll their child. Each child presents with unique needs and it is important to find an activity that they can enjoy and excel at on their own level.  Over the years we have come up with a list of programs, mainly through the recommendation of other parents. Some of these are listed on our resources page. Recently we attended an in-service given by Rachele Hosten who is founder of Kidnastics Inc, a...

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SPIO garments – New Canadian Distributor

Posted by on May 27, 2013

Many children benefit from the use of SPIO garments (Stabilizing Pressure Input Orthosis). They are dynamic, compression systems made of breathable lycra. They provide stability and deep pressure which is effective for a wide variety of conditions. Paediatric Physiotherapy Asssociates has several SPIO products available for trial use and is pleased to report there is now a Canadian distributor for these products, Remington Medical. For further info on SPIO garments visit To order these products from Canada...

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Working with Helping Hands Tutors

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013

PPA is happy to share about a new resource for parents. Helping Hands Tutors provide private tutoring and other academic services for children with a variety of special needs and disabilities. All of the tutors are Ontario Certified Teachers with Special Education qualifications. The tutors have the opportunity to work with students who are receiving pediatric therapy such as Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech/Language Therapy. This provides access to therapy consultation during the course of tutoring if needed. With parental...

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Children needed for Advanced Paediatric NDT Course

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012

Through out 2013, there will be an Advanced Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy course taking place in Richmond Hill, ON (at the Children’s Treatment Network in Oak Ridges). The course organizers are currently looking for families who may be interested in having their child participate in the course during the treatment sessions. There is no cost to participate. Please see the attached information sheet for families for further information. Attached Info for...

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The Canadian Paediatric Stroke Support Association (CPSSA)

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012

The Canadian Paediatric Stroke Support Association (CPSSA) was founded in 2011 for children and their families impacted by paediatric stroke. The CPSSA is a joint effort between clinicians and families to build relationships and strengthen communication for the purpose of research, awareness and support. Please visit their website at:

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Online Family Resource

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has a great online Family Resource on their website. To view the Family Resource Centre click on the link below:

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