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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...