Don’t Let School Bags Weigh Your Children Down!


Overloaded or incorrectly worn school bags can play a major role in a lot of neck, back and shoulder pain among children. With children heading back to school this week, we think it's very important to highlight the impact that a school bag can have on a child's body when used incorrectly. How do school [...]

Don’t Let School Bags Weigh Your Children Down!2020-01-27T17:41:01+10:00

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly


This week, we take it back to the very beginning, looking at two conditions commonly seen by Laura in clinic that affect newborn babies – torticollis and plagiocephaly. The term torticollis (sometimes referred to congenital muscular torticollis) means “twisted neck” and describes an abnormal neck posture, characterised by persistent rotation of the head to one [...]

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly2018-06-28T14:44:42+10:00

Osgood-Schlatter Disease


Next up in our series of child and adolescent musculoskeletal conditions is Osgood-Schlatter disease, a common cause of knee pain found in growing adolescents. Osgood-Schlatter is the common name for tibial tubercle apophysitis. The tibial tubercle sits at the top of the tibia (shin bone) where the patella tendon attaches. This tendon attaches the kneecap [...]

Osgood-Schlatter Disease2018-06-21T14:35:19+10:00

Sever’s Disease and Winter Sport


As the Winter sport season is now well and truly underway, we are starting to see some of the more common overuse injuries affecting children and adolescents. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at the more common musculoskeletal conditions affecting children, starting this week with Sever’s disease. Sever’s disease is [...]

Sever’s Disease and Winter Sport2018-06-15T07:59:28+10:00

Understanding Hip Dysplasia


Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Healthy Hips Week! April 23rd-29th is Healthy Hips Week for Hip Dysplasia. So what better time to write about this common childhood condition! More information available over at Healthy Hips Australia. Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) refers to abnormal development of the hip joint in a newborn baby, which results [...]

Understanding Hip Dysplasia2017-04-26T18:00:30+10:00

Understanding Toe Walking


Understanding Toe Walking Toe walking refers to a walking pattern in which a child walks on their toes or ball of the foot. There can be many medical reasons to account for this type of walking pattern, however often it can simply be habitual or behavioural, with no underlying cause. When there is no medical [...]

Understanding Toe Walking2017-04-05T12:09:58+10:00
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