Paediatric Physio

Flat Heads... #3 To Helmet or Not?

Flat Heads... #3 To Helmet or Not?

What about Helmets?

One fairly common treatment option for head shape concerns are custom-made ‘remodelling’ helmets. It is not uncommon for parents to be very anxious about the prospect of this treatment and often parents arrive at therapy to report that their main goal is to avoid ‘needing’ a helmet.

Flat Heads... #2 Simple Steps for Improvement!

Flat Heads... #2 Simple Steps for Improvement!

Things a Parent Can Do At Home!

The best approach to managing or avoid a flat spot is to correct the reason it developed in the first place. Changing positioning and a baby’s movement patterns is the most effective early treatment of this condition

Flat Heads... #1. Ask The Right Questions!

Flat Heads... #1. Ask The Right Questions!

Start Here… Basic Definitions and Quesitons to Ask!

Any significant asymmetry in a baby’s head shape (where one side is very different to the other) should be considered a firm reason to look more closely and work out why that shape may have developed.

Is your baby about to 'skip' a milestone? Beware the 'Milestone Trap'!

Is your baby about to 'skip' a milestone? Beware the 'Milestone Trap'!

Is it a problem if your baby learns to walk before they have learnt to crawl? Is there something odd about your baby or is it something odd about ‘milestones’?

Why to refer a child/family to a Physio? (and why not!)

Why to refer a child/family to a Physio? (and why not!)

The Movement Team offer a specific Paediatric Physiotherapy service, it is rarely obvious though when and why a baby or child should see a Physio. Below are some basic and general guidelines. We are also very happy to take questions, jump on the phone or chat in clinic to help you understand when we might be able to help and we we aren't the best people to see!

How to Best Help a ‘Clumsy’ Child!

How to Best Help a ‘Clumsy’ Child!

I actually don’t like the word ‘clumsy’. ‘Clumsy’ is not a definitive thing. As a label ‘clumsy’ only gives us negative information… and not even useful negative information! As a label it doesn’t help us improve; it doesn’t motivate us to be better; all it does is tell us we are not good at something.


Infant Milestones: Worth stressing about?

Infant Milestones: Worth stressing about?

Especially in the first two years, parents are very often on the receiving end of the ‘how are they?’ and ‘are they doing x yet?’ double. Instead of x, insert any key milestone or achievement. Are they rolling yet? Are they sitting yet? Are they talking, crawling, eating, smiling, walking, or drawing yet?