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Children’s Physiotherapy

If you notice your new born baby tends to always look in one direction, chances are they have torticollis.  What is Torticollis?  Otherwise none as congenital muscular torticollis, torticollis is tightness within the neck muscles on one side causing your infant to look in the opposite direction.  ...

A common question that all new parents ask is when should my child be meeting milestones? These include rolling, sitting, crawling, standing and walking. This is dependent on a few factors, if your child is born premature, they will take longer to meet milestones as compared...

When we have new born babies we hear a lot about tummy time, but why is it so important? And how much tummy time should our babies do? Why is it important? Lying on tummy's is important for babies as it helps to develop neck, back, hip...

Normal Walking/Gait As parents it is natural to worry about the way your children walk, particularly if something looks a bit quirky or you feel it is causing your child to have lots of falls. As your child begins to start walking there are lots of...

Plagiocephaly Plagiocephaly is a condition that impacts newborns through to babies approximately 8 months of age. It is sometimes known as flat head syndrome. Babies are born with softened heads; this means that if they spend too much time lying on one side of their head...

Questions about when children should start wearing shoes and what type of shoes are frequent questions asked of physiotherapists. There is no set age as to when your child should start wearing hard soled shoes. It is actually more to do with when your child...

Posture in a Tech Dominated World It is natural for all of us to be worried about the development of our children’s posture. We have all heard that too much X-Box/PlayStation, Iphone/Ipad and computer use can cause detrimental effects on our children’s posture. However, in todays...

What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy is a group of neurological disorders ranging from mild severity to severe severity that impacts children early in life resulting in movement disorders. Movement disorders can impact a child’s ability to participate in both gross and fine motor activities. Gross motor skills involve things such as walking, jumping...

As a parent it is natural that you want to ensure you give your child the best start in life possible. Ensuring your child gets enough exercise and not too much screen time is difficult in todays technology dependent world.   The National Physical Activity Guidelines are a set of guidelines released by the government and based...

Developmental Milestones for 9-12months Crawling action mastered and transitions in and out of many positions Pulling to stand Standing without support Cruises along furniture May start walking Act early and talk to your healthcare provider if: Difficulty getting to stand because of stiff legs and pointed toes Only uses arms to pull up...