Family centered physiotherapy services for children from birth to 18 years of age in Kitchener-Waterloo and Surrounding Areas
As usual, appointments are required and we continue to have strict COVID-19 policies and procedures in place. Masking is still required. See FAQs for Illness Policy.
Feeding Support/ Pre-Post Frenectomy Bodywork
Milestone Check up
Global Developmental Delay
Developmental Coordination Disorder
Retained Primitive Reflexes
Difficulty with specific Gross Motor skill acquisition
Genetic Conditions (Down Syndrome; Rett Syndrome; Angelman Syndrome; Cri Du Chat Syndrome; Prader Willi Syndrome)
Sport Specific Conditioning and Injury Prevention
Following 10 years of providing pediatric services for other practices, Erin is enjoying running Erin Memering Pediatric Physiotherapy.
Erin grew up outside of Windsor, Ontario before moving to the Kitchener-Waterloo area. From a young age she had a passion for sport and children, spending time teaching figure skating and being a camp counsellor. She was a competitive synchronized figure skater, skating on Team Canada for 3 years. It was after an injury that required time in physiotherapy that Erin found her calling.
Erin completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 2006, then went on to complete her Masters in Physiotherapy from Griffith University in Australia in 2010. During her Masters she did a placement in a children’s hospital and her passion for pediatric physiotherapy was sparked. Upon returning home she immediately pursued a job in pediatrics and was a part of a wonderful interdisciplinary team, which helped set the foundation for the rest of her career. Erin continues to pursue additional education courses in order to expand her skill set and keep up with current best practice.
Erin is a mom of 2 busy young girls and enjoys spending time outside at the park, riding bikes or going on adventures.
Ashley has always had a passion for working with kids! Growing up in Guelph, Ontario she worked as a camp counsellor and gymnastic coach, she loved creating a fun learning environment for the children she worked with. Ashley was also a competitive cheerleader and track and field athlete, competing all over North America. These sports led to numerous injuries and physiotherapy treatments, which created an interest in the profession. Ashley completed her Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, while at Waterloo she worked at The Infant & Child Studies Group, assisting in research on child development. She recently completed her Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy from Western University, where she did a placement at a pediatric hospital in London, England, this confirmed that pediatric physiotherapy was the place for her! She has completed additional training in DMI Introductory Level A and looks forward to continuing to take more courses to ensure she is providing the highest quality care! In her free time, Ashley loves camping, hiking, coaching gymnastics, and spending time with friends.
We use a variety of techniques depending on the goals of our client and their family. We strive to make physio fun!!
Additional Training in:
CME (Cuevas Medek Exercises)- Level II certification
TMR TotsnTeens- Level 1
Dynamic Core for Kids
Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Idiopathic Toe Walking
Acupuncture (CAFCI certified)
Yoga and Pilates for the Child with Special Needs
Rhythmic Movement Training (for retained primitive reflexes)
Children are not little adults! Don't just settle for a physiotherapist at your local adult clinic. By choosing us, you are engaging a physiotherapist with experience and additional knowledge in children and their unique presentations. We keep current with pediatric evidence-based practice and strive to ensure the experience is child centered and fun!
Family centered approach with a focus on individualized care to ensure each child reaches their goals and maximum potential, however big or small.
Offering Services at Recharge and Play Wellness Cafe
550 Parkside Dr, Unit B13
Virtual Assessments and Treatments are available
Home Visits may be available under certain circumstances. Please inquire further.
No, you do not need a doctor’s referral to access physiotherapy services. Please note, some insurance companies may need a referral for benefit coverage.
No, we feel strongly that a diagnosis doesn't define children. In many cases, there is not a diagnosis. We treat all children by assessing their individual strengths and needs to collaboratively come up with individualized goals.
Yes, if you have extended health benefit coverage for physiotherapy you can claim our sessions. Your receipt will include all the information needed to submit your claim. At this time, we do not offer direct billing.
Yes! We are currently providing in-person therapy; however, we have implemented additional protocols to ensure everyone’s health and safety. New families will be sent an email detailing our current COVID-19 policies and procedures.
We currently accept Visa, Mastercard, cash or e-transfers.
Absolutely! We love nothing more than to work as a part of a client’s inter-disciplinary team. That may mean joint sessions; utilizing specific strategies from other disciplines or incorporating other goals into our sessions. We are happy to communicate with any member of your therapy team.
A parent’s intuition is usually right! If you have a gut feeling there is something not quite right, get it checked. We offer free 10-minute phone consults if you aren't sure if physiotherapy is the right place for your concern. We also offer Milestone checkup if you are unsure if your child is meeting their milestones and are looking for recommendations for purposeful play.
More questions? Reach out via phone or email, we are always happy to discuss any concerns you may have.
We were extremely pleased with the service and professionalism provided by Erin during the time that she treated our premature twins during their infancy. We were advised by our doctor to seek pediatric physiotherapy as part of their developmental care and Erin did an amazing job with our girls in a friendly and effective manner. We saw great progress during/after their time under her care. We highly recommend Erin for any families requiring a pediatric physiotherapist for their child(ren).
Matt and Nadine Iley
Erin is a dedicated physiotherapist who took the time to get to know my son and his strengths, weaknesses and personality. She learned what our needs were as a family and helped us set and reach mobility, strength and independence goals, giving both my son and I confidence that he could make gains in these areas. Erin is committed to her professional development and I really appreciate that she is continually learning and upgrading her skills to serve her clients better. During our weekly sessions she has become a friend and additional support, for which I am grateful. I believe her positivity and ability to connect with my son make all the difference in his willingness to work hard in therapy, and he looks forward to his sessions and seeing her every week.
After just 2 weeks of some simple exercises I saw big improvements in my daughter's core muscles. She used to get so frustrated playing on the floor and now she is starting to roll on her own!
It was easy and fun to do the exercises Erin suggested. I just wish I had started my daughter's physio earlier. It has made such a big difference already!