Tummy Time Tips

Tummy time tips

Tummy time is a great position for babies to help with motor development, strengthen their muscles and protect their head shape. What is tummy time? Tummy time refers to the position of placing your baby on their stomach when they are awake and supervised. It is recommended to perform 30min of tummy time per day. […]

Typical Gross Motor Development for 3-4 Year Olds

gross motor skills

As children grow and develop, their gross motor skills play a crucial role in their overall physical abilities. Gross motor skills involve the use of larger muscle
groups to perform movements like running, jumping, and climbing.

Developmental milestones for children aged 12 month- 24 months

Milestones 12 - 24months

Congratulations on your child’s first year! As your child grows, it is important to monitor their development and ensure that they are meeting their milestones. Here are some typical development milestones for children between 12 months and 2 years old, along with some physiotherapy information that may be helpful for parents. 12-18 months: Standing with […]

Does your Child have Knock Knees?

Knock Knees/Normal Alignment

Knock knees, also known as genu valgum Knock knees is a condition in which the knees angle inward and touch each other when the legs are straightened. While knock knees are common in young children, they usually correct themselves as the child grows older. Most children’s knees do turn in slightly and is a normal […]

Scoliosis in Children


Have you noticed that your child has one shoulder higher than the other? Do their clothes not sit right on their shoulders? If you answered yes, then we recommend an paediatric physiotherapy assessment at Total Physiotherapy for scoliosis.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

juvenile arthritis

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is an autoimmune condition in children causing joint pain, with unknown cause.

Rib Pain in Children

Rib Pain in Children

What is Costochondritis? Costochondritis is inflammation of the rib cartilage and joints between the ribs and breast bone (sternum). It is diagnosed by a doctor or physiotherapist by feeling for tenderness at these points and ruling other conditions. Symptoms can include chest pain and tenderness of the chest. Chest pain is often worse with chest […]

Why do my baby’s hips click?

Why do my baby’s hips click?

Do your baby’s hips click when you carry them? Have you noticed an uneven thigh or buttocks crease when changing diapers? Does one leg look shorter or feel stiffer than the other? Is your baby limping when starting to walk? If you have noticed any of these issues in your baby, then they might have Developmental Dysplasia […]

In-toeing in Children

image of 2 sets of feet

In-toeing is when a child walks with their feet turn inward instead of straight. It is a common condition in children and usually can be outgrown. Typically, this usually does not cause any pain however might make children prone to tripping or present with an awkward walk or run. There are three common causes of […]

Toe Walking

Toe Walking

Toe walking is an atypical pattern of walking where children walk on the balls of their feet, without placing their heels on the ground. Toe walking can be quite common when children are learning to walk, however after the age of two most children should develop a heel-to-toe pattern of walking. In the majority of […]

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