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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...