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Participation in sport is important in a child's overall development. It assists in acquiring gross motor skills such as running, jumping, hopping and throwing. It also helps with hand eye co-ordination with the greatest benefits from ball and racquet sports such as tennis, basketball, soccer and football.   Children also benefit...

Walking on the toes is common in children who are learning to walk. Most children will grow out of it and so there is no need to worry. However, if your child is still predominantly walking on their toes after the age of 2 it...

Sever’s disease is a condition that causes heel pain in young adolescents (approximately 9-15 years olds). Its onset is usually during or shortly after a growth spurt. Sever’s disease often occurs in active teenagers, particularly those who participate in a sport that it is a high impact...

The importance of playgrounds is often underappreciated for children's development, both in terms of motor skills and social skills. Playgrounds assist with sequence of movement planning, for example going down the slide requires the child to plan the best route up to the top of the...

  Osgood-Schlatter syndrome is a painful knee condition that affects adolescents. During a growth spurt, it is thought that the tendon attaching the quadriceps muscle to the knee joint becomes tighter, creating a strain on the growing bone (tibial tuberosity), particularly with physical activities that...

Our children’s physio local to Werribee believes summertime is the biggest time of the year for swimming, whether it be at the beach, river or in the pool. We are jumping onto boats, SUP boarding, getting out the floaties and enjoying the beautiful weather. If we are spending this much time during the summer doing these activities, what is the importance of kids learning to swim and at what age should they start?

Physiotherapy helps with the development, rehabilitation, and improvement of movement skills and performance.  At Western Paediatric Physiotherapy, work with children in helping with a range of concerns including gross motor skills such as crawling, standing, and walking, as well as improvement in flexibility, strength and endurance,...