Hypermobility: Is it possible to be too flexible?

Does your child seem more “bendy” than usual? Maybe they can reach to their toes and beyond? Hypermobility is when your child can move some, or all, of their joints much more than most people are able to. Also known as excessive joint laxity, this condition is not a medical concern and in most cases, […]

Hypotonia: is your child looking “floppy”?

What is Hypotonia? Muscle tone allows the body to be held upright & stand. Whenever we move, it causes a change in muscle tone to produce whatever position you move into. The “tone” of our muscle is the amount of tension, or resistance, within our muscles. If someone does not have enough resistance in their […]

Can kids have Arthritis? Yes they can!

Kids can suffer from arthritis?? Yes, they absolutely can. Children can develop a condition known as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, often referred to as JIA. So…what exactly is Juvenile Arthritis? The name juvenile means young person; idiopathic; of an unknown cause and arthritis; inflammation and stiffness in the joints. So,in short, it is the condition when children experience stiff, inflamed joints […]

Common skin conditions for kids & how to treat them.

What’s going on with my child’s skin? Skin conditions are relatively common in children, and most of the time won’t seriously impact their quality of life. Two conditions to keep an eye out for, however, are Eczema and Psoriasis, which can start to interfere with your child’s life & are treatable. Eczema is an inflammatory skin […]

Understanding Clubfoot: what to look out for.

Clubfoot is a common type of birth defect that affects muscles and bones in the feet. Instead of being straight, a clubfoot points down and turns in.   What causes Clubfoot? Is my child at risk? Clubfoot, scientifically known as Congentital Talipes Equinovarus, is a relatively common type of birth defect that affects the feet. It […]

Hip Dysplasia in Children: what you need to know!

Hip Dysplasia in Children. What (really) is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia is the medical term for when the hip socket does not fully cover the end of the upper thigh bone. This means that the hip joint can easily become partially or completely dislocated. Later on in life, Hip Dysplasia can cause painful complications such […]

Why is having good posture so important?

We’ve all heard someone tell us to “sit up” or “put those shoulders back”, maybe it was a parent, a teacher or a grandparent. But why is having good posture so important? Good posture is all about maintaining balance, and preventing injuries or strain in the body. When we have good posture, the muscles surrounding […]

Top tips for finding the right shoes from our professional team.

It can be really hard to find the right shoes for your child in stores right now. Between designs aimed at aesthetics rather than support and clever marketing, it can be easy to think you are choosing the right option for your child’s feet, especially if you aren’t sure what to look out for. Here […]