At the age of 15, Brayden Edwards experienced a stroke “Trying to learn how to walk again was probably the hardest part.” After he was brought out of a coma, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario CHEO’s rehabilitation program used physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help Brayden recover.
“We have parallel bars, balls places for kids to practice jumping,” says one of the physiotherapists, “and a smartboard that incorporates virtual reality to help with recovery.”
Learn about where thousands of kids go every year when they need to relearn how to walk, talk and play again and how physiotherapy and occupational therapy can help.
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) represents physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and physiotherapist students across Canada. CPA members are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the health, mobility and fitness of Canadians.
Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals who combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.
More than 20,000 registered physiotherapists work in Canada, in private clinics, general and rehabilitation hospitals, community health centres, residential care and assisted-living facilities, home visit agencies, workplaces, and schools.
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