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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 (JIA) is an autoimmune condition in children causing joint pain, with unknown cause.
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
A paediatric physiotherapy assessment is recommended if your baby is not crawling by 12 months, or is crawling asymmetrically or a bit funny. Types of funny crawls include bottom scooting, tripod crawl, dragging one leg, belly crawl, rolling across the room. BOTTOM SCOOTER (BOTTOM SHUFFLER) These babies move around in sitting by using their arms. […]