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Physiotherapy

What we offer and how you can reach us!

Physiotherapists combine in-depth knowledge of how the body works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability and is only available through physician referral.

Who we see:

  • Post-operative patients
  • Any child 10 years of age and under with a musculoskeletal condition
  • Children over 10 years of age with complex orthopedic conditions
  • Children over 10 years of age involved with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Congenital musculoskeletal deformities
  • Torticollis
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Delayed acquisition of gross motor skills
  • Developmental Co-ordination Disorder in the preschool population
  • Rheumatology patients
  • Oncology patients
  • Sub-acute neurological rehabilitation patients

Who we do not see:

1.  Children with a diagnosed/or suspected neurological condition

2.  Children over 10 years of age, with the following orthopedic conditions:

  • Patello-femoral knee pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Subluxations and dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Meniscal tears
  • Postural and mechanical neck and back pain, non-surgical scoliosis and postural malalignment
  • TMJ dysfunctions

3.   Developmental Coordination Disorder in school aged children

For guidelines for arranging physiotherapy outside of CHEO:

Clinics We Service

As well as out-patient Physiotherapy Services, physiotherapists are involved in the following CHEO clinics:

  • Amputee
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Hematology
  • Neuromuscular
  • Rheumatology

Hours of Service:

Monday to Thursday:   7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Friday:   8 am - 4 pm

How to Refer:

  • A physician must complete a referral to CHEO Physiotherapy Services
  • The referral should include the diagnosis or reason for referral and all pertinent medical information
  • Mail, fax or deliver the referral to CHEO Physiotherapy Services

Contact Information:

Physiotherapy Services
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON   K1H 8L1

Tel:  (613) 737-7600, ext. 2500
Fax: (613) 738-4893

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