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How A Paediatric Physio Will Assess Your Child’s Gross Motor Skills

Paediatric physiotherapists use standardised assessments called outcome measures to assess your child on a validated scale that can then be used to monitor their progress objectively rather than subjectively. This can help the physiotherapist establish a baseline and help to guide treatment and set appropriate goals. It also helps the physiotherapist determine the effectiveness of […]

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12 Essential Exercises To Get the Whole Family Working Out!

A recent issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal featured an article boasting a high intensity circuit training that only lasts 7 minutes!  The circuit comprises of 12 different exercises that should be performed for 30 seconds each and with a 10 second rest between the exercises.  The idea is […]

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Advice: Somatic Symptom Disorders in Children

Somatic symptom disorders are a group of conditions that present as disabling physical symptoms where there is the suggestion of a medical condition but there is no evidence of its cause. Children with somatic symptom disorders may have a number of symptoms, including pain and weakness, and these are thought to develop unconsciously in response […]

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How Botox Injections Can Help Children with Muscle Spasticity

Botulinum Toxin Type A is better known as Botox, a bacterium that is injected into adults and children who have spasticity (increased tone) in their muscles. Spasticity can be caused by neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, motor neuron disease and inflammatory myopathy. Spasticity in muscles can make them stiff […]

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How Cerebral Palsy is Identified and Classified

Cerebral Palsy or CP, is a neurological disability that affects movement, coordination and posture. ‘Cerebral’ refers to the brain and ‘palsy’ refers to a lack of muscle control. CP is a permanent life-long condition caused by damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy, shortly after birth or during a child’s first year of life. […]

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