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The Importance Of Strength Training In Children With Down Syndrome

The Importance Of Strength Training In Children With Down Syndrome Down Syndrome is a chromosomal or genetic condition caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21, trisomy 21. Individuals with Down syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21 rather than two like their neurotypical peers.  Children with Down Syndrome have physical and …

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hydrotherapy for children

Hydrotherapy for Children

Hydrotherapy for Children Aquatic emersion or “Hydrotherapy” has been used as a holistic alternative therapy for centuries. Hydrotherapy can target general aches and pains of the body as well as aid in the management of many chronic conditions and diseases.  At COM our Accredited Exercise Physiologists utilise the warm water environment to provide therapeutic benefits …

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Occupational Therapy and Emotional Regulation

Occupational Therapy and Emotional Regulation Navigating the intricate terrain of human emotions, emotional regulation emerges as a cornerstone skill, influencing every facet of our lives from childhood to adulthood. Unraveling the threads of emotional regulation unveils its profound impact on mood, concentration, relationships, and cognitive processes, offering insights into its pivotal role in fostering well-being, …

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Occupational therapy and Functional Hand Use

Occupational Therapy Functional Hand Use Childhood disabilities have historically been approached with a focus on ‘fixing’ impairments, often driven by societal expectations. For example, in conditions like Cerebral Palsy, the goal has been to equalise functionality. However, a new perspective is emerging, challenging the traditional definition of health and emphasising adaptability and self-management as key …

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Hip Dysplasia: Understanding the causes, symptoms and treatment options.

Hip Dysplasia: Understanding the causes, symptoms and treatment? Concerned about your child’s hip health? Questions about hip dysplasia in infants? We’ve got you covered with essential information. If you’re worried about your child’s hip health or have questions about infant hip dysplasia, you’re not alone. This resource is here to provide understanding and support, helping …

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Chest Physiotherapy

Chest Physiotherapy The most natural and efficient treatment to treat babies and children with chest infection, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia and bronchiolitis. Why does my child need Chest Physiotherapy? Chest Physiotherapy treatment is needed when children have weak abdominal muscles, which do not allow them to make a strong cough and so to get rid of …

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Tomatis Listening Systems

Tomatis Method: Some may hear well but listen poorly

What is the Tomatis Method? Does your child need instructions repeated? Are they irritated by some sounds or noises? Does your child find it difficult to concentrate? Is reading and writing difficult for your child to learn? Your child may have auditory processing issues which can have an impact on learning, emotions and behaviour. Listen …

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Functional Electrical Stimulation

Using functional electrical stimulation in Neurological Rehabilitation

What is Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)?​ Have you ever wondered what that small device and sticking electrodes that therapist use on your kid’s arms and legs?  As Allied Health Practitioners, we implement Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) as a new exercise tool. The device is used to facilitate more efficient function for children with a range …

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Primitive Reflexes ​

Occupational Therapy and Primitive Reflexes

What are Primitive Reflexes? Primitive reflexes are innate movements or reactions that present after birth. They are involuntary motor responses that originate from the brain stem and exist to ensure survival. Primitive reflexes serve as foundational movements and as the body develops, they naturally fade away and are replaced by new reflexes. The process of …

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