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Introducing: The BRAVE Model – 5 steps to helping your child with a disability to thrive

In case you are reading our blog for the first time, I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Emily Hayles, and I am a physiotherapist and the founder of Move and Play Paediatric Therapy, a children’s therapy service based in Mackay, Queensland.  We help children with developmental delays and disabilities learn to [...]

Intensive therapy!

There has been some exciting news about funding for intensive therapy this week! Although I have not yet seen anything official government or NDIA announcement, fellow therapists and social media pages have been reporting that Greg Hunt, the Federal Health Minister has announced on the weekend that children with physical disabilities can now apply [...]

By | 2019-04-04T12:40:14+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Cerebral Palsy, NDIS, Therapy|0 Comments

Teaching Your Child To Jump

Learning to jump is an exciting and fun milestone in your child’s life!  Learning to jump will help your child to keep up and participate with their friends in sports and other physical play, which gives them lifelong opportunities for fitness and socialising.  As a result, jumping is an important milestone that we often [...]

By | 2019-02-08T16:14:31+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Motor skills, Physiotherapy, Therapy|0 Comments

Joint Hypermobility and Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

If you or someone in your family has naturally flexible joints, then it is possible that your child will too.  Extra flexible joints can be referred to as hypermobile joints, which means that they stretch further than normally expected.  Sometimes people might also refer to these joints as ‘double jointed’ (to be clear, there [...]

By | 2019-02-08T16:20:51+00:00 January 8th, 2019|Physiotherapy, Therapy|0 Comments

Top 10 Things Parents Need to Know About Flattened Head Shapes in Babies

There are 3 different types of ‘flattened head shapes’. Plagiocephaly is the most common type of head shape change seen in babies; Brachycephaly and Scaphocephaly sometimes occur, but are less common. Plagiocephaly occurs when there is flattening on the back of the head off to one side, towards the left or right side of [...]

By | 2019-02-08T16:33:34+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Physiotherapy, Therapy|0 Comments