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Five ways to choose a good paediatric physiotherapist

Five ways to choose a good paediatric physiotherapist

Your superheroes are brave, unique and amazing! Each and every differently abled child has distinct abilities and diverse skills, requiring complex knowledge and experience from a physiotherapist. Choosing the right physiotherapist for your superhero can be a daunting task. So we have come up with a short checklist – five things to look for when… Continue reading…

Gym workout guide for special needs parents

Gym workout guide for special needs parents

Parenting is never an easy task, from sleepless nights, school runs and playground adventures it’s no secret that taking care of any child is physically demanding. But what happens when you add special needs to the equation? Parents of special needs children require superpower strength and attitudes each and every day – the sheer physicality… Continue reading…

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thomas 3

Thomas is putting his super strong core muscles into practice here, in high kneeling on his inflatable wobble cushion. This strengthens his glutes (hips) and adds a wibbly wobbly balance challenge at the same time! Thomas has races with his cars on the surface when high kneeling. When he progresses at this skill, he will… Continue reading…

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thomas 2

Here is Thomas standing leaning with one hand on a surface! He likes practising this skill while listening to his favourite music! This requires Thomas’ core to be switched on and activated, ready to save himself from falling. It also teaches Thomas to stand up tall, and keep his centre of gravity in the middle… Continue reading…

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thomas 1

Here is Thomas sideways walking, or ‘cruising’ along his table, to get to his favourite toy! He has worked so hard on this skill that now he is learning to bridge a gap, from one surface to the next! His physiotherapist knows just where to support him when practising this skill! Go Thomas! Cruising and… Continue reading…

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israel 3

This is Israel’s favourite exercise, because he LOVES football! Israel is working on his posture, to strengthen his upper back muscles and reduce his back pain. It will also help him have more energy to concentrate in class. He has a special bench adjusted by his physiotherapist in a special way to help him engage… Continue reading…

israel 2

israel 2

Israel is practising his balance skills here! He wears his AFOs or ankle foot orthoses; special orthotics to make his legs strong. The physiotherapist helps stabilise Israel in all the right places,and uses Makaton to communicate with Israel and remind him to slow down! This exercise helps improve Israel’s balance, to prevent him falling over… Continue reading…

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israel 1

Here Israel is strengthening his quadricep or thigh muscles! He is having a competition to see who is the strongest, him or his physiotherapist! Who do you think? Israel squeeeezes his knee down into the towel and lifts his foot up as high as he can. He is so strong that now his physiotherapist tries… Continue reading…

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zahra 3

This is Zahra’s favourite exercise in her Bumble Bee Physio sessions, she sure likes a challenge! Zahra has a bright yellow gym ball which she sits on to improve her core strength and her balance. She has some support at her legs and trunk from the physiotherapist, and she can reach out for bubbles, toys… Continue reading…

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Zahra2

This is Zahra practising her half kneeling. This is a wibbly wobbly challenging exercise but nothing is too difficult for Zahra! Zahra’s physiotherapist helps her get into this position, and she leans through the table in front of her for balance. Zahra is learning to extend her hips to strengthen her gluteus muscles, and she… Continue reading…