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About sport injuries...

We’ve all been there - we feel a bit of a niggle or pain somewhere and we either stop and rest for a while or carry on and hope that it goes away, only it doesn’t. The majority of our clients seek the advice of a Physiotherapist approximately 1 month or more after the initial injury and usually after a prolonged period of “rest” and on returning to their sport they have the same problem. Sometimes they are lucky and it does indeed go away without intervention, however it is common that by the time they decide that help is needed, compensatory movement patterns and/or bad habits have developed and these are often more difficult to eliminate than the initial injury itself. What defines a sport

Carrying a Baby - tips and tricks from a physiotherapist

Carrying your baby the “ideal way” to prevent neck/back pain is easier said than done. As a mother myself I know that reality often does not match up with the theory, however the following tips may help prevent repetitive strains building up in your body if you try to implement them where possible. Carrying a baby is much like when the cat chooses you to sit on (if you’re a cat person). You are the chosen one. You will sit in any awkward position for however long the cat chooses so long as he stays content and happy on your knee. I often found myself doing this when my babies were young and would finally fall asleep on my shoulder. Yes! I’d gained a potential 30-45 minute window to finally d

Is more Speech & Language therapy always better?

As a Speech and Language Therapist, I get asked these questions a lot : “Do more sessions guarantee better outcomes?” “I want to have 5 sessions per week for my child. Do you have any available slots?” Here are my thoughts on the subject : #1: The number of speech & language pathology sessions needed can never be determined prior to an assessment. Anyone that tells you otherwise is not basing their decision on an objective measurement of your child’s present needs. #2: It is understandable that as a parent, you want your child to catch up and develop speech, language, cognitive and academic skills, BUT we have to follow their pace! Rushing children to develop a skill that they are not ready

Interview with athlete: Joanne Norman

Our patient Joanne Norman shared with us a glimpse into her world! Here are some positive insights during these difficult times. We will find a new normal and we will keep moving! We have been treating and witnessing the incredible amount of hard work she puts into her sports. Her story is an inspiration to our team and we’re sure it will also be inspirational to you. Learn about her training, her rehabilitation and physiotherapy journey as well as what inspires and drives Joanne to perform and exceed! How did you get started doing triathlons? “I come from a competitive swimming and waterpolo background. I’ve always trained, raced and competed at a high level. There was a period of 10 years

High-functioning Autism

Children with high-functioning ASD are often not diagnosed or misdiagnosed because of their verbal and cognitive skills that allow them to carry over daily routine activities, attend events and excel or perform within limits in academics. They tend to get misunderstood and bullied at school because no one understands why: They get fixated to a specific subject/interest They can’t hide their feelings and are straight forward with everyone which might be why they have difficulty making friends. They’re often diagnosed at a later age when their social skills start to affect their schooling, career and/or social functional abilities. The downside to delaying the diagnosis is that these children