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Interesting & helpful articles on physiotherapy, occupational therapy & speech therapy

provided by Stepping Stones In Life Therapy Service in Darwin

Therapist Correcting Child's Posture
Occupational Therapy

What Is Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) In Physio & Occupational Therapy?

There are lots of different therapeutic techniques performed by physiotherapists and occupational therapists to provide treatment for mobility issues. One of the more advanced therapies used by these practitioners is neuro-developmental treatment, also known as NDT. In this article, we’ll find out what neuro-developmental treatment in physiotherapy and occupational therapy

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Therapist with child in Darwin
Child Therapy

Are You Looking For A Specialist Child Psychologist?

Parents are typically intuitive when it comes to assessing their own family’s mental health, abilities and cognitive awareness, meaning that, as a parent, you usually know what’s going on with your kids. Therefore, if you’ve hit a hurdle relating to your child’s development and are wondering what to do, Darwin

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boy showing anti-social behaviour
Child Therapy

What Red Flags Are Showing Your Child Needs Psychological Intervention?

If you’ve found yourself losing sleep at night and searching the internet wondering whether or not what your child is currently experiencing is normal, it’s safe to say your child could benefit from talking to a professional regarding their recent concerns. Darwin child psychologist Barbara Kapser recommends that if your

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Kinesio Taping during Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy

How Does Kinesio Taping Work And Is It Really Effective?

If you participate in a lot of sports or workouts, you have probably heard of Kinesio tape once or twice. You have also probably seen people walking around the gym or even the streets with strips of bright thick tape applied over various parts of their bodies. It may look

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Woman during Hydrotherapy
Physiotherapy

What Is Hydrotherapy Used To Treat & How Does It Work?

Hydrotherapy, often known as water therapy, is a type of supplementary medicine that involves the use of water for therapeutic reasons. Different forms of hydrotherapy can be used for a variety of purposes, including alleviating joint pain with aquatic exercises and relieving muscular stress with hot or cold baths. Before

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A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychology

How Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Can Help Children And Adults

Many people struggle in their everyday lives due to patterns of unhelpful thinking. For some people, certain unhelpful thoughts can become habitual. These thoughts result in negative emotions and prevent those thinking them from living as they would wish. There are a number of ways that unhelpful thoughts can be

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Speech Pathologist With Stuttering Kid
Speech Therapy

Why Is My Child Stuttering? Causes & Treatment Options

Realising that your child has begun to stutter can be distressing for both parents and the child. Although stuttering can cause significant problems, in most cases, it is a phase that will pass relatively quickly, particularly when the right support and assistance is given. In this article, we explain what

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A Child Therapy
Occupational Therapy

How To Know If Your Child Needs Therapy

It’s normal for children to experience social troubles, moodiness and emotional episodes throughout their development. However, where these experiences are coupled with personality changes or are in excess, something more could be going on. It’s important to note that an early onset of trauma isn’t a prerequisite to counselling for

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Boy with dyslexia having a hard time reading
Psychology

Dyslexia: Assessments & Treatments For Children & Adults

Dyslexia is a challenging condition that impacts children and adults where people have difficulty reading effectively and without errors. Table of contents: Signs of dyslexia Assessing dyslexia in adults and children Treatment can have a significant effect on dyslexia in children and adults Signs of dyslexia include: Difficulty with reading

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Sad Little Girl With Psychological Problem
Psychology

Understanding Childhood Trauma And Its Impact On Child Behaviour

Childhood trauma can be difficult to witness or experience. It can have long-lasting consequences both now and well into the future that affect a child’s behaviour and quality of life. Understanding what childhood trauma is and how it can be handled is important, but what is childhood trauma and how

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Mother And Daughter with anxiety disorder Are Playing
Psychology

What Causes Anxiety In Children & How To Help Your Child

With anxiety being so common in children, it’s very important that parents know what causes anxiety and how you can help your child should you spot any of the signs. For this reason, we’ve put together a small guide. Table of contents: Causes of anxiety in children Family history Makeup

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physio mobility training in darwin
Physiotherapy

How to Fix Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain refers to short-term or chronic discomfort located below the coastal margin of your back. There are many causes of lower back pain that require different methods of treatment. At Stepping Stones In Life Therapy Service, we are committed to your health and wellbeing. Here is a short

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Occupational therapist and child playing with toy cars
Occupational Therapy

When Does A Child Need Occupational Therapy?

Children love to play and learn in the environment around them. They are happiest when they can connect with others and do things independently in a fun and interactive way. However, some children lack the skills it takes to master some of these situations because of physical, sensory, processing or

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painful neck - physiotherapist or chiropractor
Physiotherapy

Should You See A Physiotherapist or Chiropractor for Your Pain?

Stepping Stones in Life Therapy Service in Darwin, NT is a family therapy service that partakes in speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, counselling and physiotherapy. We would like to draw your attention to the important differences between physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment for pain to make sure that any

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Children and grandmother are making music together
Psychology

Psychological impacts of a pandemic on children and adults

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we live our lives in Australia. As well as the physical impacts of the virus, it is important not to neglect the psychological effects that the pandemic has had on both children and adults alike. In this blog, we look at the

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child gets physiotherapy after tennis injury
Physiotherapy

Benefits of Physiotherapy for Children

It’s easy to think as adults we know how physiotherapy can help us. However, most people are unaware of the benefits physiotherapy can have on children as well. While we think children will recover quicker than adults or ‘outgrow’ any problems they might have, physiotherapy can help your child in

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Physiotherapy

Signs You Need Physiotherapy in Darwin

If you are someone who has been struggling with the leftover signs and effects of an old injury that just won’t seem to go away, then you could be an ideal candidate for physiotherapy. On the other side of the coin, physiotherapy should also be seen as the first course

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Child is writing during occupational therapy in Darwin
Occupational Therapy

How Occupational Therapy in Darwin Can Help You

People are often confused about the difference between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. There are a few cross overs in both fields where they both provide rehabilitative work to help people perform everyday tasks, each field is quite different in its approach to help people get back to their normal

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hand sanitiser for physio during covid-19
COVID-19

Can I Get Physiotherapy In Darwin During COVID-19?

With the COVID-19 pandemic in full flight over the last few months, businesses and facilities all around the world shut their doors and effectively went into hibernation to wait out the worst of the outbreak. Shops, salons, and even certain medical/health-related establishments were forced to cease business for a time,

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physio mobility training in darwin
Physiotherapy

Does Mobility Increase Training Performance?

In the past, before you went on a run or started exercising in the gym, you would perform a series of stretching exercises to warm your muscles up before you start straining them. However, in the last few years there has been a revolution in the way that athletes get

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Therapist with child in Darwin
Occupational Therapy

8 Traits of Great Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapy is designed to help patients who are suffering from illnesses or who are recovering from surgery, showing them ways to carry on living their everyday routine. Like most practitioners of occupational therapy, Stepping Stones in Life Therapy Service hopes to help you adjust to your environment. If you’re

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occupational therapist
Occupational Therapy

Do I Need Occupational Therapy?

An occupational therapist is there when you need assistance with a variety of different physical problems. You may begin your treatment as an inpatient, or attend an outpatient assessment, depending upon your needs and the circumstances of your medical condition. If you want to know more about receiving occupational therapy

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Physiotherapy massage for back pain
Physiotherapy

Benefits Of Physiotherapy For Back Pain

Our Physiotherapy in Darwin is a popular destination for people with back pain. This is without doubt because our physiotherapists have much success helping to reduce back pain and restore mobility for people with back problems.Physiotherapy focuses on improving the movement and function of joints and muscles. It is often

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covid-19 information for therapy services
COVID-19

Corona virus (COVID-19) information

Our reaction & precautions in response to COVID-19   This is an update as to what Stepping Stones in Life Therapy Service is doing in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.     Online training on Corona virus for all staff members All staff have completed an online training Webinar

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