The BRAVE Model – Part 2:

R is for ‘Recognising your child’s needs’ Welcome to our post covering the second part of the BRAVE model?  To recap: The BRAVE model is a model I developed for parents to help them to understand their child’s needs, and how they can support their child to live their best life.  I am writing [...]

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 [...]

Learning to Ride a Bike

Learning to ride a bike can be an exciting and scary time for both children and their families. Bike riding is an excellent opportunity for your child to participate in physical activity and develop healthy, lifelong habits. As a result, many children and their families select riding a bike as a goal or milestone [...]

By |2019-02-28T22:18:58+11:00February 28th, 2019|Physiotherapy|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+11:00January 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+11:00January 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+11:00December 20th, 2018|Physiotherapy, Therapy|0 Comments