Early Childhood

The Impact of Resistance Training on Grip Strength: A Path to Enhanced Life Expectancy and Quality of Life

The Impact of Resistance Training on Grip Strength Grip strength, a fundamental component of overall physical health, plays a crucial role in daily activities and has a significant impact on life expectancy and quality of life. Resistance training is a proven method to enhance grip strength, offering numerous benefits across different age groups, particularly in […]

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Alberta Infant Motor Scale

Alberta Infant Motor Scale The Alberta Infant Motor Scale or AIMS is a standardised examination tool used by paediatric physiotherapists to assess infants. The test covers infants from birth up to 18 months of age and assesses their gross motor development.  Who is the AIMS used on? The AIMS is an appropriate test for any

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Physiotherapy vs Occupational Therapy 

You may be wondering what the difference is between a physiotherapist and occupational therapist particularly regarding working with children with disabilities.  Occupational therapists commonly work with children to improve fine motor control, cognitive skills, sensory processing, and hand eye coordination.  Physiotherapists on the other hand focus on gross motor skills (running, jumping, skipping), gait biomechanics,

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Bot 2 Assessment – What is it?

Bot 2 Assessment What is it? What is the Bot 2 Assessment? The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2) is an assessment tool that measures fine and gross motor proficiency. The BOT-2 is broken down into 8 different sub-tests including 53 items that focus on: The test is tailored for school age children and young

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