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Do your visits to the physio follow the same old script?    Act One starts with you saying “I know I’ve seen you about this before, but I just can’t seem to shake the pain in my knee/hip/foot/…….(insert problem area here)”?    In Act Two, the physio flicks an...

When you’re researching a school or when you go to an open day or on a tour, it can help to think about the school’s physical environment, attitude to diversity and difference and approach to additional needs and policies. 1. Physical environment Visiting the school will...

As a Paediatric Physiotherapist, I am often asked to assist families with the process of having their child transition into childcare, preschool and school. The assistance I provide varies from speaking to the childcare center and schools about the level of support a child requires...

Winter is on its way out and spring is bursting all around, so it’s the perfect time to return to exercise in the great outdoors. For many of us, that means digging out the running shoes and taking a turn around the block to blow...

Having good footwear is very important for children, as it impacts on how their foot and anklebones develop. Here are 3 key points you need to look for in a good pair of shoes for your child: 1. Shoes should have straight borders, and not curved...

Recently I have had several babies and toddlers come into clinic with parents concerned about their child’s feet and how their child is walking. Every child is different and we need to assess each child individually to determine what is the best approach to correcting...

You spend a lot of time exercising, but how do you know that your exercise is paying off? Are you just exercising because it’s what you’ve always done? Do you ever wonder what you could do to take your fitness to the next level? If you...

Early intervention for a child with a developmental delay or disability is important in maximising benefit for the child and family. Providing quality intervention early in a child’s life reduces the possible need for longer term intervention and improves the functionality, inclusion and wellbeing of...

As many of the families we see in our clinic are aware, the long awaited NDIS – National Disability Insurance Scheme, has finally arrived in the South Western Sydney region on the 1st July 2016. The common questions that I have been asked are: How...