Breathing Patterns

Breathing Patterns

By Physiotherapist, Kate Pallett Not many of us think about the way we breathe. It’s an automatic function that is vital for life and affects every system of our body. If our breathing patterns are abnormal, it can cause pain, poor movement, disrupt sleep, increase...
Rib Pain During Pregnancy

Rib Pain During Pregnancy

Are you pregnant and experiencing pain around your chest, ribcage or maybe with breathing? This pain may be coming from your ribs. What causes rib pain when pregnant? When a pregnancy progresses, the ribcage expands due to the growing baby. In fact, the average...
Toe Walking Explained

Toe Walking Explained

Toe Walking – an Introduction Toe walking is a pattern of walking where a child walks on the balls of their feet or ‘tiptoes’.It is common when children are learning to walk and up until 2-3 years of age. It may present during the development of pre-walking...
Babies With Talipes (twisted feet)

Babies With Talipes (twisted feet)

Talipes is a common foot condition in babies where one or both feet are irregularly turned, twisted or pointed. There are two different types of Talipes: 1. Positional or ‘Flexible’ Talipes For Positional Taipes, the foot posture is flexible and can be repositioned...
Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease

By Jasmine Angelev, Physiotherapist What is Osgood Schlatter disease? Osgood Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain in growing, active children and adolescents. It is due to inflammation of the shin bone growth plate where the knee cap (patella) tendon...