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Community Spotlight: KidsPhysio Group

Community Spotlight: KidsPhysio Group

Community Spotlight: KidsPhysio Group

Free
Mar 10, 2021 - 11:30 (EST)
30 minutes

The pandemic has created seismic shifts in our world and our industry. 

If you are curious about what other clinics and rehab professionals have done to adapt and thrive in this new environment, then you will love our brand new Community Spotlight series. We are going to pull back the curtain on some of the most forward-thinking clinics to discover what's worked for them and the lessons learned along the way. 

In this series, we will invite clinic owners, clinicians, and organizations from our community for 30-minute episodes. You can join live and interact with the guests. 

During the 30-minute Community Spotlight on February 24th 2021, we will be learning from Laura Patrick and Carly Waring of Kids Physio Group. They will discuss:

  • Their business model pre-pandemic
  • The process they went through during the pandemic
  • The solutions they have implemented to not only survive but thrive in the new normal
  • The development of their Private Academy to train their staff 
  • A sneak peek at their upcoming Clinic Academy to sell their courses to patients, the general public, and healthcare professionals.

Register below (note: you must be signed into Embodia to register).

Kids Physio's Story:

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 have now expanded across Canada with our franchise model. 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.

The instructors
Laura Patrick
BHK, MScPT

Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner, and CEO

Laura Patrick is the founder and owner of Kids Physio Group. With a passion for sports, she first graduated from UBC’s Human Kinetics (Exercise Science) program in 2001 before continuing on to receive her Masters in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2003.

Laura founded Kids Physio Group in 2006 in the most humble of surroundings. After 3 years working in the public system with school-aged kids, she recognized a need for all children to have a access to trained pediatric physiotherapists in clinic space designed just for them.

In the past few years, Laura has stepped back from clinical work. Although she still loves taking on the occasional baby motor milestone assessment and the opportunity it gives her to connect with parents, most of her efforts are dedicated to running Kids Physio Group and seeking out new partnerships and markets for us to expand into! On the personal front, Laura loves outdoor adventures with her family in Deep Cove, keeping up her fitness, explore new cities abroad and cooking and eating delicious food!


Carly Waring
BKin, PGDip Business Analytics

Director of Growth & Operations at Kids Physio Group

Carly started working at Kids Physio Group in 2015 as a part-time receptionist. She quickly realized that although being a clinician wasn’t her dream, she loved the industry, and saw an opportunity to apply her operational skills to help Kids Physio Group scale and open new locations across Canada.

Luckily, Laura- Founder & CEO of Kids Physio Group- saw the potential there as well, and Carly has been in a senior management role at the company ever since. Carly is passionate about finding tangibility in big ideas, cultivating culture, solving problems, and learning at every opportunity. She has been an integral part of Kids Physio’s growth and operational success over the past five years, including their navigation of the COVID-19 crisis.


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.


Maggie Bergeron
RPT, Co-Founder & CEO of Embodia

Maggie Bergeron is a registered physiotherapist who received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2009 after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa.

Maggie co-founded Embodia in 2014 to modernize the patient experience and to provide a simple, easy way to take continuing education courses to all physiotherapists and rehabilitation practitioners, regardless of their location, budget, or area of practice.

Maggie is the community director of TechTO Health - a health technology event that brings together thousands of health tech enthusiasts. She also maintains her own physiotherapy practice in the east end of Toronto where she works with people with persistent pain. Maggie currently serves as a mentor, placement host and holds a Status-Only Appointment (lecturer ranking) with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.

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