Entries by Sian Boffey

What is Therapy Stars?

Therapy Stars is an independent paediatric physiotherapy company (what a mouthful!). Essentially that means….we offer private physiotherapy to babies, children and young adults. That can be physiotherapy alongside any NHS therapy input, or instead…it’s up to you! The Therapists at Therapy Stars are there to help you and your child decide the best way of […]

Cerebral Palsy (CP)-what does it mean?

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is now a widely used diagnosis given to many children. It is a term that can cover a wide spectrum of varying degrees of disability-it may include a mild impairment that only minimally affects a child’s everyday function, or a child may present with full body involvement and use a wheelchair as […]

Baby walkers-why don’t physiotherapists like them?

Lots of parents choose to put their baby into a baby walker. These activity centre style walkers tend to be advertised as being for babies as young as 6 months old and are often marketed to parents as a way of encouraging a child’s mobility. So….why don’t paediatric physiotherapists recommend them?   There are 2 […]

Toe Walking-can physiotherapy help?

You may never have noticed, but some children tend to walk up on their toes, rather than keeping their heels down. This is referred to as “toe walking”. But why do they adopt this position?   In many cases, the reasons are never known why a child may start to walk on their tip toes. […]

Hypermobility and your child

Having recently been asked to assess and advise parents regarding their child with hypermobility, I thought it may be useful to look at hypermobility in general. Many parents are told that their child is hypermobile…but what does this mean for your child? Hypermobility is the term used when you have more than normal range of […]

Why is “Tummy Time” important?

Those of you who have recently had a baby or have young children have probably heard about “Tummy Time”. This is where you are told to encourage your baby to spend time playing or lying on their front. But why…? Evidence has now shown that the safest position for our babies to sleep in is […]