Here at Butterfly Paediatric Therapy, we always want to ensure that our clients and their families feel our "family centered approach"; so we are constantly educating ourselves on how best to do this. As of the new year, we will be working to implement the "F-words in childhood disability" into each of our practices.
Plagiocephaly - Flat Heads and Movement Preferences in Infants Have you ever noticed a flat spot on your infant’s head? Or maybe you’ve started to see that they only look or roll to one side? Any of these attributes may relate to what is known as “plagiocephaly” (i.e. flattening of the skull). What is
Torticollis - Neck Tightness and Movement Preferences in Infants Have you ever noticed that your child only looks to one direction while sleeping? Or maybe you’ve started to see that they only look or roll to one side? They might even sit with their head tilted to one side – where they look like they’re
I Noticed My Child Has Poor Posture, Could It Be Scoliosis? Growing up in a world full of TV screens, video games and cell phones, millennial children often find themselves sitting or standing in a bent over, forward flexed position with their eyes peeled on whatever piece of technology has caught their interest for that
Concussion – A Parent’s Perspective on not being prepared! Having two kids in sports that have high rates of concussions (hockey and cheer) and being a physiotherapist that works with children, you would think that I would have been better prepared when the inevitable happened and my hockey player had a concussion. But I wasn’t
Athlete’s Perspective on Concussion: Initial Impact When I was in my first year of university, I competed on two competitive cheerleading teams and various clubs that I was apart of – all while balancing the academic demands of a Kinesiology undergraduate program. One night at a cheerleading practice, I received an elbow to the
How do I know if my child has a concussion? Concussion symptoms are not always so easy to spot in children since it’s not something you can see, like a scraped knee. As such, signs and symptoms may take some time to manifest and look different in every child. Initially after any impact, hit, or
Do I have a concussion? A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury that causes a temporary disturbance in brain cells that can disrupt brain function. The injury is caused by an acceleration or deceleration of the brain that jars or shakes it inside the skull. This can cause a range of physical
What is SDR? Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a surgical procedure that treats muscle spasticity by cutting the nerve rootlets in the spinal cord that are sending abnormal signals to the muscles. SDR surgery is a treatment for cerebral palsy typically performed on kids who are affected by spasticity. SDR surgery might help kids to: Reduce
Shoes for AFOs Many kiddos with special needs require Ankle Foot Ortosis (AFOs) or Supra Malleolar Orthosis (SMOS) to provide ankle stability and/or correct foot alignment when walking. Over the orthotics, proper footwear is required for walking, but it is often difficult to find shoes that fit properly and compromises may need to be made.