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AutismBC Talks: InReach Online Physio
May 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
What is physiotherapy? Is physiotherapy something I should consider for myself or my loved ones? How do I ensure that I am getting high-quality support for my family? Want to know more tune into our information session May 11th starting at 6pm.
Join Pediatric Physiotherapist, Carley Townsend, as she discusses the benefits of Physiotherapy for children on the spectrum.
What to expect:
- What are common reasons people choose physiotherapy?
- How Physiotherapy, as well as, Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Pathology can help development for people on the spectrum
- How online models can help support remote communities access services.
- The opportunity for questions and answers
About our speaker:
Carley lives, works, and plays on Vancouver Island. Carley went to the University of Victoria and completed two undergraduate degrees before realizing that physiotherapy was the perfect career to marry her goals of connecting with pediatric clients and providing high-quality healthcare to families in a fun and impactful way. Since graduating from the University of British Columbia with her Master’s of Physical Therapy degree, Carley has worked at British Columbia Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and at Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health in Victoria.
Carley is passionate about providing therapeutic intervention for children with a variety of different injuries and diagnoses. She has worked with a diverse population of infants, children, and youth under age 18; from babies with delayed gross motor milestones to older children with complex chronic medical conditions. Carley has taken a variety of post-graduate courses all geared towards treating primarily pediatric conditions and optimizing care when working with children, including courses specific to pediatric oncological rehabilitation, Autism Spectrum Disorder, play therapy, Brachial Plexus injuries, and much more.
Carley uses her extensive experience working with children to provide engaging physiotherapy sessions for all age groups. Carley believes that the most important part of pediatric physiotherapy is ensuring that it’s fun and functional, and works closely to coach parents and family members to participate in physiotherapy sessions.
About InReach Online Physio:
Established in 2018, InReach is a way of providing quality Physiotherapy services using video conferencing and other app-based technology to people in rural/remote areas and to people who prefer not to leave the comfort of their homes. InReach has built referral relationships with various medical clinics across BC and works directly with Northern Health, Island Health, and the First Nations Health Authority. The diverse team of registered Physiotherapists can treat musculoskeletal conditions, concussion rehab, chronic pain, cancer rehab, pediatric rehab, pelvic health, neuro rehab, and cardiorespiratory rehab. No doctor referral is necessary, online booking is available and we direct bill most extended health providers. Our supporting practice, InReach Health, offers Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Pathology services.