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Kids Physio's Best Practices for Returning to the Clinic

Kids Physio's Best Practices for Returning to the Clinic

Kids Physio's Best Practices for Returning to the Clinic

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Kids Physio is a group of seven private, pediatric physiotherapy clinics in British Columbia and Ontario. Established by Laura Patrick in 2006, Kids Physio Group (KPG) was the first physiotherapy clinic established just for kids in BC, and now, almost 15 years and 20,000 client visits later they continue to do exactly what Laura initially dreamed of: provide fun, world-class physiotherapy to children of all ages and abilities. 

Like most businesses, KPG was blindsided by the COVID-19 crisis in March, and made the challenging decision to close all of their clinics down on Sunday, March 15th. After shutting down all operations for several days, they re-opened with telehealth on March 19th and were fortunately able to re-hire staff over the following weeks. 

Though it would be months before returning to treatment inside their clinics, Kids Physio Group's leadership team began to research and prepare for re-opening as soon as systems for telehealth were completed. They read physiotherapy, massage, and even cosmetology best practices as they were released across Canada, and began to create their own set of policies and procedures that would ensure they- and their incredible team- would feel comfortable returning to in-person work when the government deemed it appropriate to do so.

In this course, you will have access to the same training that all employees at Kids Physio Group have access to. These are measures that we have chosen to take at our British Columbia and Ontario (pending any additional recommendations from the province or college) clinics, and should be reviewed and compared against your own regulating bodies before being put into practice. 

Returning to the clinic during the COVID-19 crisis can be scary. Science, best practices, and recommendations are changing every day, and that can make it overwhelming to keep up and make fact-based decisions. We hope that this course can give you a little bit of reassurance, and support you in creating your own policies and best practices for returning to practice in your clinic. 

The instructors
Kids Physio Group

Kids Physio Group sets the standard for pediatric physiotherapy, and is renowned globally for making physio FUN.

We were the first to provide this service in British Columbia and to be able to expand across Canada. We are proud to have treated thousands of children of all ages and abilities over the past 10 years. Babies, kids, and teens function differently from adults, and our space and team are equipped to provide the highest quality physiotherapy care, delivered in an engaging way.

Our specialized equipment and treatments focus on improving mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, endurance, gross motor skills, cognition, motor planning, confidence, motivation, and more. With a large, experienced team we are able to provide custom programs based on each child’s distinct needs from birth to 18 years old.

Typically developing children with injuries, or those looking to extend or improve their athletic careers through pre-habilitation enjoy our open space, engaging equipment, and thoughtful treatment plans, while those with lifelong conditions benefit from the playfulness and our creative support to help them stay motivated in their rehabilitation journey.

Course Material included in this course
  • Understanding Provincial and College Guidelines
  • Information about COVID-19
  • BC's Restart Plan
  • Ontario Reopening Framework
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia
  • College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Kids Physio Group's Phases
  • Overview
  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Intro to PPE
  • Masks
  • Cloth Masks
  • Kids and masks
  • Gloves
  • Face Shields
  • Scrubs / Clean Clothes
  • The Patient Journey
  • Patient Journey Process Map
  • Client Communication
  • Our Website
  • Client Pre-Screen
  • Parents and siblings in the clinic
  • Maintaining Physical Distance
  • Controlling Clinic Cleanliness
  • Disinfecting 101
  • Disinfecting Details (BCCDC)
  • Hand Washing
  • Separate Treatment Spaces
  • Keeping the space clean
  • Sanitizing Large Equipment
  • Floors
  • Sanitizing Toys and Small Equipment
  • Plastic Toys
  • Soft Toys and Blankets
  • Leather & Rubber Toys
  • Wood Toys and Puzzles
  • Foam Toys & Equipment
  • Other Items
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Physiotherapist Journey Process Map
  • Staff Pre-Screen
  • Opening Procedures
  • Virtual Admin
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Checklist
  • Closing Procedures
  • Additional Expectations
  • Charting
  • Communication
  • Conduct outside of work
  • Borrowing PPE
  • Home Exercise Plans
  • Feeling Safe at Work
  • Refusing treatment
  • Your mental health
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