Physiotherapists (PTs) working with young children on the autism spectrum may focus on basic motor skills such as sitting, rolling, standing and playing. They may also work with parents to teach them some techniques for helping their child build muscle strength, coordination and skills. As children grow older, physiotherapists are more likely to come to a child’s school. There, they may work on more complex skills such as skipping, kicking, throwing and catching. These skills are not only important for physical development, but also for social engagement in sports, recess and general play.


Community Physiotherapy Service (Specific community links in Find More menu)
Location: Hamilton Health Centre Hamilton (67 Victoria Street)
Hours: Monday to Friday (by appointment),  8:30 a.m. to 4 pm
Phone: 278-6450

Promotes functional independence by providing assessments and individualised programmes and education for seniors and physically challenged individuals, at home or in residential care facilities. Young children with severe delays in normal motor development, who do not have access to physiotherapy at other facilities, may be serviced via medical referral.