Physio Blog

Top Tips to Get your Baby Sitting Independently

| Paediatric

It’s a proud moment when you watch your child achieve their gross motor milestones and watching your child sitting independently is a proud moment.  Once babies achieve sitting independently they can see the world from a new perspective and focus on playing with both hands.  In order for your baby to sit they need to […]


Top Tips To Teach Your Child To Catch!

| Paediatric

Something as simple and as fun as catching requires many skills:  hand-eye coordination, gross and fine motor skills and an understanding reciprocal play.  Children start learning to kick and throw a ball by the time they are three, but learning to catch is much harder and these skills take time to develop, and it can […]


The Transition into Adulthood for Young People with Cerebral Palsy

| Paediatric

Lindsey Hopkinson is a paediatric physiotherapist who works with children and young adults from birth to 18 years. In this blog post, she describes her main areas of focus when assessing and treating any young adult with cerebral palsy, to ensure they are working towards a transition to adult services: “One of the most important […]


When Will My Child Learn to Jump?

| Paediatric

After they have mastered walking (between 24 -30 months) and are starting to increase their speed to run, toddlers will have the lower limb strength to achieve lift off and jump! Learning to jump takes coordination, strength, and most of all, courage. Jumping usually starts with jumping off things, for example the last step and […]


Is it Normal for my Baby to Crawl Backwards?

| Paediatric

Lots of mums worry that their baby is crawling backwards but in actual fact this is normal! It is very common when babies are starting to learn to crawl that they move backwards. This is because their arms are normally stronger that their legs and so when they go to move they end up pushing […]


Have you Thought about how much Sleep your Child is Getting?

| Paediatric

Sleep is essential for your child’s health and wellbeing and early establishment of good sleep patterns is a major contribution to development, learning and growth – both physical and emotional. A child with a physical disability is more likely to have disturbed sleep as they might find it difficult to get comfortable at night. They […]


Cri Du Chat Syndrome and the Role of Physio

| Paediatric

Cri Du Chat syndrome is a condition in which a person is missing a portion of chromosome number 5. This condition causes a child to present with a very high-pitched wail that sounds like a cat meowing. The name cri du chat comes from French and means “cry of the cat”. This syndrome is very […]


Cycling for Children with Disabilities or Special Needs

| Paediatric

Children with physical and learning disabilities may find it difficult to use some trikes and bikes but that shouldn’t be a reason for them not to join in with their peers.  There are several companies, which provide a free service to assess your child in order to find the most suitable trike. Quest 88 and […]


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