The Physiotherapy department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital offers assessment and short-term intervention to children and adolescents from birth to 18 years of age. 


Who We Are

The Physiotherapy department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital offers assessments and short-term interventions to children and adolescents from birth to 17 years of age.

Physical therapists at the Montreal Children’s Hospital provide excellence in pediatric family-centered care, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention. 

Adhering to evidence-based practice guidelines, our team is qualified with the skills to assess and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. Our team members have developed expertise in the evaluation and treatment of various medical and surgical patients referred by other services at the Montreal Children's Hospital.

As part of interdisciplinary teams composed of medical professionals, our physiotherapists work closely with the patient’s family to help each child achieve their maximum functional potential.

We also evaluate patients referred by community pediatricians and family medicine practitioners that fit our tertiary care mandate and live in the McGill RUISSS territory.






Programs and Services


  • Medicine Ward
  • Surgical Ward & Trauma
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Hematology / Oncology Ward

Outpatient clinics

  • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Brachial plexus
  • Spina bifida
  • Complex care including bronchopulmonary dysplasia, neuromuscular and hemophilia clinics
  • Consultations from neurology and neurosurgery
  • Neonatal follow-ups
  • Complex Pain Centre
  • Emergency department
  • Complex torticollis and plagiocephaly
Education and training opportunities

The Montreal Children’s Hospital is part of the McGill University Health Center (MUHC). Our team is involved with teaching, student supervision and research in affiliation with McGill University.

Our team also participates in research projects and educational activities that enable us to share our knowledge and expertise with various medical professionals within the hospital and in the community.

If you are interested in a clinical placement at the Children’s, and do not attend McGill University, please contact the McGill University School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.

Resources and information for families

For family resources, please visit the MCH Family Resource Center page: 

(514) 412-4400 ext. 22383

[email protected]

For more information, see below:


Refer a patient

To refer a patient, please have a medical consultation faxed to 514-412-4398.

Physiotherapy Department Contact Information

A medical referral is required to access physiotherapy services at the MCH.

To make an appointment or reach the office:

Phone: 514-412-4407

Fax: 514-412-4398

1001 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H4A 3J1

Room: A03.3138


Our department is open during clinical hours Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Weekend services continue on the inpatient units for eligible patients.

Department coordinator: Melissa Turner

Conditions and illnesses

Questions about an already scheduled appointment:

Room: A03.3138

Tel: 514-412-4407

Refer a patient 

New referrals for children aged 0-5 with developemental concerns  must be processed via the Central Intake Service.

Please follow the instructions for referral on the Central Intake webpage and send it by:

Referals for patients who do not fit the above criteria should be faxed to:

  • Fax: 514-412-4398

Safety and wellness

If you have sustained an injury, we recommend you follow this action plan before you put your tea

The Emergency Department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital sees over 1,500 children and teens t

The Emergency Department of the Montreal Children’s Hospital sees more than 750 children and teen