developmental dysplasia of the hip

What is developmental dysplasia of the hip? Developmental hip dysplasia (DDH) is a condition where the hip joint, which is a ball and socket joint, develops abnormally. This condition was previously known as congenital hip dysplasia or congenital hip dislocation (CDH).  DDH is a condition that is most often discovered whilst babies are still quite…

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“My baby has a flat head” is one of the most common statements mentioned to me when treating paediatric patients. It is usually something the parents have noticed themselves, or it has been mentioned by a health professional or family/friends.  REASONS FOR ALTERED HEAD SHAPE- A baby’s skull is very flexible and mouldable due to…

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The soft spot (anterior fontanelle) is located at the front of a baby’s skull and it is very important. Babies also have a smaller soft spot at the back of their skulls (posterior fontanelle), along with multiple other smaller fontanelles. A baby’s skull is made up of several pieces of bones that are connected together…

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Have you ever wondered why so many people speak about the importance of tummy time for babies? And if so, have you ever asked yourself how you could improve your baby’s ability to perform this movement? In this blog post we are going to answer these two common questions. SIGNIFICANCE OF TUMMY TIME Supervised tummy…

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