Uncategorised Archives - Western Paediatric Physiotherapy
-1
archive,category,category-uncategorised,category-1,bridge-core-3.0.1,qode-quick-links-1.0,qode-page-transition-enabled,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,footer_responsive_adv,qode-theme-ver-28.5,qode-theme-bridge,qode_header_in_grid,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.7.0,vc_responsive

Uncategorised

Hypermobility syndromes are a condition where a person’s joints are more flexible and have increased range of motion. It is a disorder of connective tissue caused by changes to the collagen makeup in ligaments. In some children this condition causes no issues, but for some...

Play is something that children do, and they do it freely, by choice. Most children don’t require much coercion to get them to participate in a playful activity. Children learn through play experiences – interacting with various objects, surroundings and people. You have probably heard...

Coming into summer the days are getting hotter which means it's time for the pool and/or beach! Spending time in the water in crucial for children to develop water skills that will help keep them safe. Water play also assists children in developing muscle stretch,...

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a condition that describes children who are delayed in meeting their developmental milestones. They are significantly uncoordinated and struggle to learn the skills required to perform everyday tasks. Often these children are described as ‘clumsy’. Generally, it impacts young boys...

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) are a set of inflammatory diseases that effects children under the age of 16. It is idiopathic in nature which means the exact cause is unknown. In most cases they are related to an immune system that begins to attack healthy cells....

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...

Walking unsupported Squats to pick up a toy Speech and first words Able to play with more complex toys Able to use spoons and cups Act early and talk to your healthcare provider if: Unable to take steps independently Poor standing balance, falls frequently Walks on toes Doesn’t pull to stand Can’t crawl to climb...

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...

Developmental Milestones for 3-6 Months Rolls both ways Usually front to back first Starting to sit, first supported, then may be able to sit on their own using hands for support Babbling and making noises Accepts weight through legs in supported standing Plays with feet when on their back Reaches for...