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Programs & Services

Pediatric Physiotherapy

Tertiary Physiotherapy at ACH serves a range of specialties across the spectrum of care including acute, medical and rehabilitation services with a focus on diagnostic assessment, care planning and intervention in the context of patient and family centered care.

This service focuses on helping to restore physical function, movement, and mobility for children with movement disorders, pain, trauma, chronic disease, and complex needs including musculoskeletal and neurological concerns.


  • assessment, diagnosis, treatment, consultation and education targeting specific goals
  • service can be provided in isolation of, or in collaboration with various multi-disciplinary clinics
  • service delivery follows a response to intervention approach and may be offered in universal, targeted or individualized formats
  • navigational supports to transition children to local services as required using Pediatric Rehabilitation Continuum to guide level and location of care needs

Service Streams:

  • Musculoskeletal: Burns, Rheumatology, Amputee, Arthrogryposis
  • Neurological and Transitions: Treatment Post-intervention, Specialty equipment, Functional Goals
  • Pain: Acute, Transitional and Chronic
  • Seating: Provision and support of level B or C wheelchairs and seating systems
  • ECR: multidisciplinary intervention for children under 5 with acute changes in function and/or medical complexity

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site

Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Service Providers May Include
physiotherapists (PTs), therapy assistants
  • 0-18 years old
  • complex neuro-developmental and / or sub-acute concerns impacting daily life or
  • an acute change in function and / or medical instability or
  • significant regression of skills or
  • significant risk for deterioration of functioning
  • we are unable to assess for sole purpose of funding qualification
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided, wait time will vary depending on need.


There are fees for equipment (e.g. crutches, ice picks, axilla/hand grip pads, Dycem, thera-band, Thera-putty, Kinesiotape). On-loan equipment for short periods of time may be available. AADL equipment assessment client responsible for their cost share. On-loan equipment (for short periods of time): minimal costs. AADL cost share.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Pediatric Occupational Therapy - Neurosciences
Pediatric Physical Therapy