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Understanding Hip Dysplasia
Sharaya Stanger, BKin, MPT Pediatric Physiotherapist with Kids Physio Group Vancouver One morning you think you hear a “clicking” sound while changing your baby’s diaper. Your suspicions are confirmed when your little one’s hip “clicks” again later that day during another changing. You think to yourself: Is this a... Read more
Summer pre-hab and injury prevention for kids
Written by: Maegan Mak, BSc, BKin, MPT Physiotherapist at Kids Physio Group (NVan and Vancouver locations) These days kids are so active and busy throughout the school year, participating in a wide variety of sports and other extracurricular activities. Summer break is when most kids have some time off... Read more
Body Awareness: Helping kids understand injury
Written by Julie Paul, BSc (HealthSciences), MScPT – Pediatric Physiotherapist at Kids Physio Group (North Van & Vancouver) Last post I discussed “Pain Language: Let Kids Learn the Lingo”. Now, let’s focus on the importance of teaching kids about their bodies after injury and during movement. My job is to... Read more
Pain Language: Let Kids Learn the Lingo
Written by: Julie Paul, BSc (HealthSciences), MScPT Pediatric Physiotherapist at Kids Physio Group (North Van & Vancouver) How many times have you said “I have a pounding headache”? Or “My back is aching like crazy”? Or “My knee is throbbing”? We use a wide range of descriptive language to... Read more
Physiotherapy for KIDS – how is it different than for adults?
By Andrea Mendoza, Pediatric Physiotherapist at Kids Physio Group Previously published on OrthoCanada Blog, July 2014 Physiotherapy is a never-ending puzzle. That’s the challenge of this profession – we are constantly being driven to expand our knowledge of anatomy and musculoskeletal function, amp up our assessment and treatment techniques,... Read more
Infant Flat Head Syndrome
Infant flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly, brachiocephaly) has been a hot topic for several years.  And if you’re a parent, odds are you’ve probably heard that plenty of tummy time, mat play opportunities, repositioning and freedom from constrained positions (car seats) will help prevent flat spots from forming. So what... Read more