Back to school – How to choose the right school bag for your child

The right school bag - What to look for when buying a new school bag Ergonomic back packs best suit children entering school and returning to primary school. To find the right school bag that's best in size and fit,...

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Is Osgood-Schlatter disease as serious as it sounds?

Osgood-Schlatter diease (OSD) is one of the most common knee complaints seen in adolescents and older children, and is not usually as serious as it sounds. For some children, it can become very painful and may even restrict their...

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Are adolescent boys at risk of Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis (SPON-dill-oh-lis-THEE-sis) is a condition in which one of the vertebrae slips forwards on top of another. It usually occurs at the base of the lumbar spine and can be caused by a variety of reasons. It is most commonly...

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Can osteopathy help glue ear?

What is glue ear? "Glue ear" occurs when poor function of the tube between the middle ear and the back of the throat causes a build-up of fluid due to poor drainage. It is most common in babies and children...

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Is your child “W”-sitting? Should you be concerned?

W-sitting is when your child sits on their bottom with their knees bent, so their legs are splayed out on either side of their body, which looks like a “W” from above. When your child sits in this way, their...

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Your child’s posture may be more important than you think

Good posture promotes better breathing which leads to more air, more oxygen, and more brain food. This results in improved concentration, thoughts and ideas for ‘better learning.’ With the digital age upon us your child is exposed to increased risk...

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