Meet Wilna Boshoff
"During this time, I found that there is nothing more professionally rewarding than seeing the quality of life improve for kids with gross motor challenges."
I have been a pediatric physiotherapist specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders for nearly 10 years. During this time, I found that there is nothing more professionally rewarding than seeing the quality of life improve for kids with gross motor challenges. I use evidence-based treatment methods in a fun, play-based environment while working towards the goals set up collaboratively with the family and other clinicians. My journey as a physiotherapist started in South Africa at the University of Pretoria, where I graduated in the early 2000s. During my time working in remote villages, I discovered my love for pediatric physiotherapy. I migrated to Canada, with my husband, in 2005 and have since continued to expand my extensive working knowledge of not only neurology, but also musculoskeletal and orthopedics through my work in hospital and private clinic settings. I continue to also work part-time at an independent school as a physiotherapist, servicing children with needs ranging from cerebral palsy, heart defects, developmental delay, ASD and various syndromes including Fragile X, Angelman, arthrogryposis, and Down syndrome. On the personal side, I am a mom of four beautiful kids. Together with my husband, we enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities – whether it is winter or summer. I also love horses, I have been riding horses since I was six and enjoy jumping recreationally or going for a long trail ride by the river.