PT Kids Success Story

PT Kids Success Story Meet Leonie, 8 years old, Cerebral Palsy & Post-SDR Please tell us a little about Leonie. Leonie is nearly 8 years old. She has Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. Leonie was diagnosed not long after her 1st birthday. Leonie was born a fighter, she fought to survive from a very premature birth and […]

The Benefits of Virtual Therapy

The Benefits of Virtual Therapy We are really missing being able to visit all of you and we are really hoping we can get back to seeing you all as soon as it is safe to do so. Whilst we can’t complete visits at the moment, we are still here for you! We are still […]

Walking Stick Home Exercise · PT Kids: Live

Walking Stick Home Exercise Here’s a 20 minute home exercise programme to work on at home. The aim of the work out is to develop sit to standing, standing balance and stepping. Ideal for children Post-SDR or children with a neurological condition, and the use of a Walking Stick. Ideal for children with a diagnosis […]

Handwriting Problems With Teenagers

Handwriting Challenge A teenage girl has found it difficult to keep up with schoolwork for a while, and whose teachers have commented on the need to tidy up her work. She has had pain in her hand, wrist and forearm whilst writing for long pieces of work and in tests. She found it difficult to […]

Small Change – Hydrotherapy

What was the challenge? The little boy I was working with could not tolerate brushing his teeth and it was making his evening routine really stressful and impacting on his sleep as well as his families sleep. What was the change? Using visual aids to prepare him for toothbrushing so he knew what to expect. […]

PT Kids on: Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, or Aquatic Therapy, is becoming an increasingly more popular intervention used by Physiotherapists. Here at PT Kids, in conjunction with Little Hiccups, we’re proud to be able to offer Hydrotherapy as one of our treatment choices. But what actually is Hydrotherapy? Simply put, Hydrotherapy is Physiotherapy in a heated swimming pool. But why do […]

PT Kids on: Bike Skills

What does the term ‘Bike Skills’ mean? It’s as simple as the steps needed to learn how to ride a bike! This is a tough skill to master! If you are already aware your child struggles with their gross motor skills they may need some more practice. Or help for them to achieve their ambition […]

PT Kids on : Scheuermann’s Disease

What is Scheuermann’s Disease? The vertebra that makes up our spine is more or less cylindrical in shape and is stacked on top of each other, to help allow movement and stability to our body. In Scheuermann’s we notice that different parts of these structures grow at different rates during a growth spurt. This can […]

PT Kids on: Knee pain in adolescents

PT Kids on: Knee pain in adolescents Osgood Schlatters is a very common knee pathology that statistically affects more boys than girls. We usually see it during large growth periods and it tends to affect children who participate in more agility based activities such as running and jumping. These types of activities cause us to […]

PT Kids on: Standing

WHY IS STANDING SO IMPORTANT? We are all designed to stand. Normal development shows us that children go through certain processes in order to ultimately end up in a standing or upright position. This can happen as early as 9 months. Once on their feet children will display progressive evidence of gaining enhanced stability. Through […]