Complimentary Gross Motor Screening Clinic (0-2years) with our registered physiotherapist April Leung.
Congratulations to our amazing physio, Amanda Sin, who recently won the Spirit of the Shore Half Marathon, in North Vancouver! Amanda is an inspiration for aspiring athletes, and she is a wonderful role model for keeping active. Amanda can certainly add running to her list of physical achievements, which already includes being a member of the Canadian National Mountain Biking Team.
Check out Amanda's article on Physical Activity for Kids, recently published in the North Vancouver Community Centre newsletter here.
Amanda offers a wonderful skill set for kids interested in sport optimization, kids with sport injuries, and those wanting to become more active. For any kids interested in running, Amanda's Ready To Run class for kids starts next week on November 11!
More info here or call Leap Therapy for Kids at 604-770-0101
Being physically active everyday helps to maintain a healthy body weight, build stronger bones, improve fitness, increase self-confidence, and decrease the chance of developing diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that children aged 0-4 accumulate 180 minutes a day of activity. Youth 5-17 years need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per day. Just over 80% of kids under 4 are getting the recommended amount, but less than 10% of kids 5-17 are getting enough daily activity!
How can we get our kids to be more active and meet the recommended amount of daily activity?
• Be an active role model and incorporate physical activity as a family .
• Decrease screen time to less than 2 hours a day.
• Walk to school or to a friend’s house instead of driving.
• Try a variety of activities such as soccer, tennis, running, biking, and hiking.
• Resistance training (for example jumping, climbing, and monkey bars) is also beneficial to increase strength and for healthy bones.
Exercise is good for our bodies and our minds and is an essential part of your child’s growth and development. If you have questions, a Registered Physiotherapist can provide more information on the benefits of exercise and how to include more into your child’s daily routine.
Article provided by Amanda Sin, Registered Physiotherapist at Leap Therapy for Kids
We are offering a complementary speech sounds screening, on Friday, November 7 from 10am to 12pm, with our registered speech-language
pathologist, Amanada Goodison.
This screening is for children ages 3-5 (approximately) whose parents/caregivers have questions or concerns about their speech sound productions, pronunciation, or articulation.
Please contact us at 604-770-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register and
for any additional information or inquiries!
We are thrilled to now offer a full multidisciplinary clinic, including occupational therapy, speech language therapy and dietitian services, in addition to our physiotherapy and sport therapy services. Welcome to our newest pediatric therapists, each who brings a wealth of pediatric experience and expertise!
Amanda Goodisan- Speech Language Pathologist
Sheija Abraham- Occupational Therapist
Lisa Holowaychuk- Occupational Therapist
Corinne Eisler- Dietitian
Check our our new kids therapy classes starting in January! Yoga, All-Write Handwriting, Eating Explorations and Sensory-Motor iPlay classes! Call or email to register.
Getting our kids off to school successfully is every parent's goal. We have a host of tips and ideas to consider as you get your youngsters packed up for a new year!
In addition to sourcing well-fitting back packs and supportive shoes, September is a great time to look at your child's physical activities to ensure they are optimally meeting your child's needs. Check out our Back to School: Kids Health Tips article for more information.
Our new clinic and services were recently featured in a wonderful article published in the North Shore News.... http://www.nsnews.com/health/Taking+leap/8207642/story.html Thank you to the many agencies who reached out to us after reading about us in this article! We look forward to building strong relationships with agencies and groups serving children and families in our community.
Taking a leap
New children's therapy centre aims to get kids moving
BY ERIN MCPHEE, NORTH SHORE NEWSAPRIL 7, 2013
Leap Physiotherapy for Kids owner and registered physiotherapist Leslie Farrar works with client Erik Adie, 7, in her new pediatric physical therapy centre's 1,500-square foot gymnasium, designed to inspire children's movement and active play. Leap is hosting a free family open house Saturday, April 13.
Who won the $70 certificate for children's shoes at Kintec! Have fun shoe shopping!
An infant has more bones that an adult?.... If you popped in to our Family Open House, you will know why! If you would like to know how this is possible, come on in! We will be happy to wow your child with interesting facts about their body!
We invite you to come by, meet our team and see our new space for children and families. We look forward to building strong relationships with the many agencies and service providers in our North Shore community!
....for the absolutely amazing sandwiches and snacks to celebrate our Family Open House. If you are ever looking for a child-friendly, homemade lunch spot, pop next door for a wonderful lunch or breakfast! Find them at: http://www.daisysandwiches.com/
If you didn't have a chance to come to our Family Open House, feel free to pop by to check out all our new equipment to inspire kids to love active play! Our climbing net, monkey bars, bolster swings and wide open gym space is ready for kids of all ages to come, enjoys and get stronger. We've now got even more ways to help your child... build the strength to LEAP!
Thanks to all the families who came in and made our Family Open House an overwhelming success! We had a tremendously fun day and were thrilled to welcome so many children and families in to explore our new space! Our family yoga classes, children's art, fun physical challenges and skill testing stations were all enjoyed by a wonderful number of kids and families...Check out the photos in our Gallery!