“Growing up being highly involved in dance, as a dancer and a teacher, our Physiotherapist Shira Schwartz has been through her fair share of injuries, but also knows what dancing is all about and the strain that it can put on ones body and is our in house expert for anything related to dance andContinue Reading »
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Tummy Time Tips – Making Motor Development a Fun Activity!
Regardless of the age of your baby, they should definitely be spending some time on their tummy. Tummy time helps with your baby’s development but at the same time limits the chances of developing plagiocephaly (flatness of the head) or torticollis (adaptive shortening of the muscles on one side of the neck), which are commonContinue Reading »
My Child is “Pigeon Toed”, is this Bad? The Facts Behind Intoeing in Children
Intoeing, sometimes referred to as being “pigeon-toed”, is a relatively common condition that primarily effects toddlers and children and can involve one or both feet. Intoeing is typically first noticed when children begin walking. However, there are cases when intoeing presents itself later on in childhood. In many cases, intoeing doesn’t interfere with a child’sContinue Reading »
Growing Pains in the Knees – What is Osgood-Schlatter Disease?
Osgood-Schlatter Disease What is OSD? Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a condition most commonly found in children and adolescents, often during puberty, which is characterized by a painful bump just below one or both knees. This condition frequently occurs in children who are active and participate in sports with regular running, jumping, or fast turns suchContinue Reading »
Is My Child’s Developmental Delay a Cause For Concern?
The Role of Physiotherapy for Developmental Delay in Children Every child’s development is unique, each of them attaining the various milestones of development at their own pace. Small delays in reaching these milestones can be normal and are often not a cause for concern. However, if your child is showing an ongoing delay in attainingContinue Reading »
Torticollis – A pain in the neck for the child or adult
Torticollis, sometimes referred to as wry neck, is a condition characterized by an asymmetrical head and/or neck position due to involuntary neck muscle contractions. Over time, this can result in the shortening of these muscles, causing pain and discomfort when moving the head in certain directions. Torticollis can affect individuals of all ages but theContinue Reading »
Is Physiotherapy Right For My Child?
When we think about physiotherapy, we too often forget to think about the little ones. Babies, infants, children, and youth of all ages can truly benefit from the services provided by a physiotherapist! Some childhood conditions that could benefit from physiotherapy include: torticollis, neurological conditions, hip dysplasia, development delays, and congenital issues. Here are justContinue Reading »
Back To School – A backpack shouldn’t mean back pain
With back to school just around the corner, shopping for new clothes and school supplies takes priority, but the most important purchase that should be made is a good backpack. A good bag could make the difference between a happy and healthy child, and one living with discomfort. Backpacks shouldn’t mean back pain, therefore choosingContinue Reading »