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When a newborn baby has turned in feet, it is first crucial to have a Paediatric Physiotherapist assess and provide a correct diagnosis of either Positional or Structural Taplies. The treatment of the two conditions is vastly different and if Structural Talipes is mis-diagnosed this...

Recently I have seen several newborns presenting in clinic at 7 days old, following concerns about their feet. So I thought I would share with you a success story of early intervention and how great teamwork can make a big difference. The main points to...

You probably don’t pay it much attention, but your spine is the part of your body which holds the show together. Comprising thirty-three individual bones stacked on top of each other, the spine provides the main support for your skeletal system while housing and protecting...

Understanding how the bones develop in the foot will help parents understand the critical times for ensuring that little feet are protected and cared for with good footwear. These are the child safe recommendations from Kidsafe NSW: Only one user on the trampoline at a time. Supervise children...

How quickly has the year flown by, the end of school term is round the corner and school holidays are upon us already! Many families have already booked into school holiday activities, while others will be getting on the plane to head off for a...

With its deceptively simple name, tennis elbow sounds like it could be something worth including when you pack your tennis bag. Tennis racquet? Check. Tennis shoes? Check. Tennis elbow? Whether you play tennis or not, however, tennis elbow is the one thing you do not want...

Understanding how the bones develop in the foot will help parents understand the critical times for ensuring that little feet are protected and cared for with good footwear. The foot bones have primary ossification centers where the bones start forming as early as 2 months gestational...

As a paediatric physiotherapist, I often have parents bring their children to see me with concerns about the way their child is walking. The parental concerns vary from “My child walks funny and falls over a lot!” to “My child has flat feet and knock...

Is constant hand pain getting on your nerves? Do you experience numbness, radiating pain and pins and needles, especially after repetitive use of your hands? If this sounds familiar, you could be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is the name given to the space...

Having the right backpack can reduce the incidence of back pain and poor posture. As young children are still growing and their spines are still developing, it is vital to their back health that parents help their child to choose the right backpack for school. When...