Our Main Brisbane Practice
1/26 Eva Street, Coorparoo 4151
Brisbane
(07) 3324 2490
Our Main Gold Coast Practice
76-122 Napper Rd, Parkwood 4214
Gold Coast
(07) 5594 7014

Race running for people with a disability has really got my heart pumping!

So many of you know that I look after children and young adults of all abilities. Most of my posts have been about babies of late and I thought it was time to introduce you to a new product and sport that is AMAZING! It’s called Race running and Dejay Medical in Australia ( no money is changing hands for that free plug!) is having come and try days in November. check their website for details. www.dejay.com.au.

What’s even greater is that Race Running debuted at the Para Athlete Championships in Europe this year. It uses a three wheeled walking/ running bike that give support via a bike seat and a chest piece for children that can walk but not run; or have reduced balance or co-ordination; or cannot walk but can use their legs to propel. it is uber friendly for participation and aerobic exercise!

Loving innovation for physical literacy!

Daisy shows us how to get crawling

Sometimes children find it really difficult to crawl. It might be because they lack body on body rotation movement patterns or upper body strength or tone. They may not be able to cross the midline easily or may have delayed protective ( positive supporting) reactions that you use to save your face when you are about to fall. Some children have balance or vestibular issues that make them fearful to put their head down. In Daisy's case, she had flat head syndrome (plagiocephaly) with reduced neck movement (torticollis) and this affected her motor skill development in her first twelve months.

Have a look at these lovely videos of us encouraging Daisy to link sitting to tummy and vice versa; high kneel to develop better control around her low back and tummy; practicing her arm parachute reactions; achieving all fours and beginning to crawl, once her neck range is all okay.

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Co-ordinated Kids

Sometimes children need a little extra help when it comes to learning about their balance and coordination. Our physiotherapy partners Movement Solutions believe all children should have the opportunity to learn and practice these skills to be the best they can be and actively participate with siblings and friends at home, daycare and kindy.

These classes are especially popular for children preparing to start school. They are run by our physiotherapists in the gym space and are fun and encouraging.

Classes are circuit style with a number of different stations each with a different challenging but fun task to try.  While the classes are run by a physiotherapist the children do require parental supervision and assistance at all times. The classes are limited to a maximum of four children. These 45 minute sessions suit their concentration span and energy levels.

These sessions are ideal for:

  • Low muscle tone

  • Premature infants

  • Developmental delay

  • Motor dyspraxia

  • Cerebral Palsy GMFCS I and II

  • Genetic conditions

Programs focus on a number of goals:

  • Co-ordination and balance

  • Gross  motor skills

  • Walking and running style

  • Hand eye co-ordination

  • Turn taking

  • Socialising and group play

When does Co-ordinated Kids run?

  • Monday and Thursday Mornings at Coorparoo
  • Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons at Parkwood
  • Friday Mornings at Sherwood

Costs:   $40 per session paid at the start of the term as a package. To secure your placement, please ensure that payment is arranged prior to the first class. Please talk to our reception staff about payment methods     * Private health fund rebates vary according to your fund and level of insurance   ** Better start or NDIS funding eligible.

Please call Movement Solutions’ receptionists at Coorparoo on (07) 3324 2490 or Parkwood on (07) 55947014.  No refunds or credits can be given for missed classes.