Physio Comes to You Blog

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Babies’ feet are very different to ours as their bones haven’t calcified yet and they don’t develop a visible arch until about 3 years old. As a result their feet can easily be molded into the wrong shape by poorly fitting shoes or even tight socks. When your baby is learning to crawl and only…

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Buddy Roamer

Sadly not all children are able to walk independently for a multitude of reasons and often this is the one goal both the child and parents want to achieve most. Helping these children achieve their first steps can be the most satisfying part of a paediatric physio’s job. Our highly specialist team of paediatric physiotherapists…

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Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs are a very common operation amongst sporting individuals. Most physiotherapists will likely be treating patients after ACL repairs at any given time. You would imagine that most patients would be treated in a similar way for the same injury, but this is not the case as there are many good…

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Bobath

Childhood hemiplegia (also known as hemiparesis) is caused by damage to part of the brain as a result of injury or illness, causing weakness and impaired motor function to one side of the body.  Each child will present differently depending on the amount of weakness and increased tone (stiffness) in their limbs, and they will…

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There are many great reasons to have physiotherapy at home. Within one session, it is possible for your therapist to understand your individual needs. By treating patients in their every day environments, our therapists get see their patient’s problems first hand. We can fully appreciate the goals that a patient can describe in clinic, but…

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Halo Vest

The cervical spine consists of the bones that make up your neck. There are 7 vertebrae within the neck and they start at the base of the skull. They are characterised by their small size and have openings that allow arteries to enable blood flow to the brain. The cervical spine is very flexible and…

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scoliosis

The term scoliosis refers to any abnormal curvature of the spine to the side. The spine is made up of vertebrae and is split into 5 different sections: The cervical spine is made up of 7 vertebrae and these are the bones that make up your neck. The thoracic spine is made up of 12 vertebrae and this is…

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DAFO child

A lower limb orthosis is a device worn on the lower limb to provide support to the leg and/or foot in order to improve a persons gait (walking) pattern. Different people need additional support in different areas of the lower limb, but having the support in the right place will help with their postural alignment,…

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