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With the ever-increasing dependence on technology, it has become ‘normal’ to spend hours every day staring at some kind of screen – whether it be television, computer or our ever-present mobile phones.

If you’re like most parents, you probably dread the inevitable tantrum episode, seemingly hiding around every corner. Although it’s a natural and common occurrence amongst young children, because of the distress it causes (for everyone in the vicinity), you naturally want to stop it in...

Does your child struggle with poor concentration, difficulty with pronunciation, are they uncomfortable with their face being touched, do they have messy handwriting, or are they over the age of 5 and still wetting the bed? Each of these signs, along with a number of others outlined below, could be an indication that your child has retained ‘primitive’ or ‘neonatal’ reflexes.

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability experienced in childhood. The term covers a group of disorders that have an effect on the individual’s ability to move – the word cerebral relating to the brain, while palsy relates to a lack of muscle...

We often hear and read about restrictions to mobility, but what about when areas of the body are more flexible than usual? Hypermobility Syndrome (HS) is the term given to conditions of different severities where the joints are overly mobile. This occurs as a result...

Is your child uncoordinated? Does you child appear to be a bit clumsy or awkward when performing simple tasks such as getting dressed, catching and/or handwriting? They may have a disorder known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). DCD affects a child’s learning and performance of age...

Is your child developing scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. When viewed from the back a normal spine runs straight down the centre, while the spine of a person with scoliosis will curve to the side in either an ‘S’ or ‘C’ shape. There...

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. Play inspires exploration and imagination. Children learn through play experiences – interacting with various objects, surroundings and...

Motion sickness is an unpleasant experience that most of us have had and something that we certainly wouldn’t wish upon our children. To help your children to prevent or at least manage motion sickness on your next trip, you first need to understand the cause. Motion...