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Kids back to school!  Who would have thought that the joy of children returning to the classroom could mean so much! Parents around Victoria are throwing parties, and loving the fact that parents can return to just parenting rather than being a teacher!  With children returning to...

As a parent or loved one we worry about our children and want to make sure that any complaint has a clear diagnosis and resolution. Have you ever considered the language you use when speaking about pain and what influence this may have on your child?   Pain is...

Screens are everywhere these days, especially under the current circumstances of COVID.  As a result, managing a child’s screen time has become even harder for parents. Screen time could be any time spent watching TV, DVDs, using computers, playing video or hand-held computer games or...

A slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE) is a condition involving the hip joint. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. With a SUFE, the growth plate suffers a form of fracture and the head of the femur (ball) slips out of position off the neck of the femur.  A...

Growing pains are vague leg aches and the pain is most commonly felt in the muscles in the front of the thigh, behind the knee, and the calf.  Children with growing pains have good general health. The pains generally occur in the late afternoon or evening...

  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...

In the current climate, we are encouraged to keep social distances and your child may have to stay at home.  Therapy can continue at home.  Below are some games and activities which will help your child work on their balance, strength and hand-eye coordination while keeping them entertained:  Balancing beam  Indoor bowling  Sock toss to...

Being a kid can sometimes be risky! Childhood is a time of exploring, testing your limits and trying new things. This adventurous time in our lives does come with some risk and occasionally these can result in injuries occurring. At Western Paediatric Physiotherapy in Hoppers Crossing,...

WHAT IS HIP DYSPLASIA? Hip dysplasia is a condition which can develop in babies and young children where the hip socket doesn't fully cover the ball portion of the upper thigh bone. This allows the hip joint to move away from the ‘normal’ position which can result...

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?