Workshops & Groups
The Physiotherapy department also provides education workshops and groups to our clients, families and the community. Some fo the most popular ones are listed below. If you are interested in one of these groups/presentations, please contact the Physiotherapy Department.
Infant Massage Class
This class is taught at our centre or in the community with the help of Kamloops Infant Development Support staff. We are all trained by qualified International Association of Infant Massage trainers. The class is designed for parents with children who are not yet crawling and both parents and child(ren) are welcome to attend. The duration of the class is 4 - 5 sessions.
Moving to Learn
This is a workshop for parents of young children (0-5 years old) to learn the importance of physical development and physical activity.
Early Development Presentation
This is a parent participation program that provides parents of children between 0 and 5 years of age and other support staff an understanding of the physical and cognitive development of a child and gives tools to help provide the child attain healthy life skills.
Pros & Cons of Jolly Jumpers & Exersaucers
This is a presentation for families, caregivers and daycares with children 0-12 months old to help understand the history, advantages, disadvantages and alternatives of jolly jumpers and exersaucers.
Plagiocephaly and Positioning presentation
This is a presentation for parents, caregivers, parent groups and daycares to talk about the head shape of babies. It discusses the different head shapes, the possible reasons why, prevention of flat head and strategies to reduce the flat head. This presentation can also be presented at health fairs, baby clinics and infant massage groups.
Positioning in the Classroom
This is a workshop for Elementary and Secondary School class room teachers, Learning Assistant Resource Teachers and School Support Workers to discuss the importance of ideal positioning and ways to achieve this.
Adapted Physical Education workshop
This is a workshop designed for elementary P.E. school teachers and School Support Workers to provide information about getting to know your student with special needs, maximizing opportunities for students with challenges, providing general guidelines for creating successful inclusion and finding ways of adapting P.E. classes.