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At birth the child’s brain is only 25% wired up, and at 1 year 75 % completed and by 3 years 90% of the brain is formed. It is the experiences of the child that goes to form the brain and allows the child to...

Recently in clinic, a family presented with their 11 month old baby with concerns that she was mostly using her right hand and only when a task requires two hands, would she then use her left hand to assist her right hand. Mum had noticed...

Sciatica is a term to describe pain anywhere down or along the sciatic nerve which is a large nerve extending from the lower back, down the thigh to the back of each leg. It can reveal itself as weakness, numbness, and tingling, burning or shooting...

The year has flown by very quickly and Christmas is just 7 weeks away. Christmas is often a time of celebration and gathering of families regardless of race and religion. It is a magical time for children especially as they wait up at night listening...

As the temperature starts to drop, and everyone starts to wrap up to keep warm, I thought I would stimulate some thought provoking ideas by highlighting a brilliant therapy tool that I use for children with decreased muscle tone. This is carrying on from my...

At My Favourite Physio, we use a great variety of therapeutic tools during our sessions with children, which may not be available at other organisations. 3 Great adjunct therapeutic systems we use are: 1. Orthotic Garment Systems As discussed in our main article, Orthotic Garment Systems provide extra...

3 common problems parents encounter with Early Intervention:   1. My child cries all the time at therapy. We use various cognitive behavourial strategies to manage the crying and make therapy engaging for each child. Our sessions are one hour long, allowing for breaks and removes the time...

As a Paediatric Physiotherapist, I see many babies and children presenting with various conditions and problems with delayed gross motor skills development. Sometimes, the children have no diagnosis for the cause of their delay and sometimes they do. Not having a diagnosis can often be...