Physio Blog

Neurodisability and Common Orthopaedic Problems in Children

| Paediatric

Specialist paediatric physiotherapists can help monitor your child’s musculoskeletal system as they grow, and ensure they are referred to a spinal consultant and/or orthopaedic doctor if any of the following problems occur: Neuromuscular Scoliosis or Spinal Curve – children are most at risk during growth spurts. Hip Displacement (subluxation/dislocation of the hip) – children who […]


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Does your baby have a flattened head? Do they always look in one direction?

| Paediatric

Your baby could have plagiocephaly and/or torticollis. What is Torticollis? Torticollis literally means ‘twisted neck’.  It is caused by tightness in a neck muscle called the Sternocleidomastoid muscle.  As a result of the tightness in this muscle, your baby’s head will be tilted to one side and they may look in the opposite direction. You […]

How Paediatric Physiotherapists Can Help Children with Dystonic Cerebral Palsy

| Paediatric

Cerebral palsy describes a number of neurological conditions, which affect a child’s movement and coordination. Neurological conditions affect the brain and nervous system. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the brain, which normally occurs before, during or soon after birth. There are different ways to classify Cerebral Palsy depending on the presentation of your […]

Top 9 Tips to Improve your Child’s Posture

| Back pain, Paediatric, Posture

Many studies show that 30% of school age children have back and neck pain ( and that pain is commonly caused by bad posture or a heavy, badly fitting rucksack.  Follow these top 9 tips to improve your child’s posture: Buy the right size bag – suit the bag size to your child’s size. Buy […]

Do You Recognise the Early Warning Signs of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease?

| Paediatric

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease is actually the most commonly inherited nerve disorder affecting 2.6 million people worldwide.  The disease affects the peripheral nerves and leads to sensory loss and wasting of the muscles in the hands and feet. Most people develop symptoms in early childhood and 75% are diagnosed by 10 years old. It is important to […]

Top Standing Frame Tips for Parents

| Paediatric

Unfortunately some children with physical disabilities are unable to stand and support their own weight independently. For these children a physiotherapist will advise on using a standing frame which enables a child to be in an upright position.  A standing frame provides support at the head, trunk, hips, knees and feet to enable children to be in an upright […]

Top Tummy Time Tips for Parents

| Paediatric

What is ‘Tummy Time’? Tummy Time is any time you place your baby on their tummy.  Since the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) guidelines recommended that babies sleep on their backs, parents have been worried to place their babies on their tummy.  However, supervised tummy time should start as soon as your baby is born.  […]

Do You Recognise the Early Warning Signs of Your Child’s Poor Posture?

| Paediatric

Does your child spend more than an hour a day on computer games? Do they complain of a sore neck or back?  New evidence has shown that the number of children complaining of neck pain has significantly increased in recent years and this appears to be associated with poor posture when playing computer games. Prolonged […]

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