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PAEDS, Plagiocephaly + Bed Wetting

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The conditions under surveillance by PAEDS are acute flaccid paralysis, intussusception, varicella and herpes zoster, pertussis, febrile seizures, influenza, acute childhood encephalitis, invasive meningococcal disease, invasive group A streptococcus, Kawasaki disease and gram-negative bloodstream infections. 


PLAGIOCEPHALY

Plagiocephaly is a very common craniofacial (skull and face) problem, where the head shape is uneven or asymmetric. It can also be a flattened spot towards the back or side of a baby’s head. Plagiocephaly occurs because the bones of a newborn baby’s head are thin and flexible, so the head is soft and may change shape easily. Flattening of the head in one area may happen if a baby lies with their head in the same position for a long time.  

Plagiocephaly can be caused by a number of reasons, it can either be related to their position in the uterus during pregnancy, or caused by moulding (changing shape) during labour, including changes caused by instruments used during delivery. Depending on the cause of the unusual shape, most babies’ heads should go back to a normal shape within about six weeks after birth.

Approximately 3% of infants have an asymmetrical head shape, such as positional plagiocephaly and brachycephaly, and need a cranial remolding helmet.

Our Chiropractors at Todd Clinics / Healthcare can assist with Plagiocephaly in your child by providing manual therapy to assist in treatment of asymmetrical neck muscles, torticollis and plagiocephaly. Using gentle & safe techniques, it can assist in proper cervical motion, cranial motion and muscular control. We can also assist with questions parents may have around positioning, plat time and ways to decrease plagiocephaly at home – some of these can be: 

  • Repositioning your baby so he avoids lying on the flat head spot when awake
  • doing gentle exercises and stretches with your baby to improve his neck movements
  • encouraging motor skills like rolling, reaching and turning
  • giving your baby tummy time and time on his side when he’s awake
  • carrying your baby in certain ways – your health professionals will advise you.

For more information, contact us or book an appointment here.


BED WETTING

Bed-wetting — also called nighttime incontinence or nocturnal enuresis — is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which staying dry at night can be reasonably expected. Around 40% of 3 year old children wet the bed – this can be due to a number of factors. Some children don’t have their bladder fully developed, or sometimes a child has not yet developed the ability to recognise when their bladder is full. 

Most children are fully toilet trained by age 5, however there is no target age for developing complete bladder control. There are a various amount of factors that may play a role in bed wetting, these can include: 

  • A small bladder 
  • Inability to recognise a full bladder
  • A hormone imbalance 
  • Urinary tract infection 
  • Sleep apnea 
  • A structural problem in the urinary tract or nervous system
  • Plus, many more! 

Bed-wetting can affect any child and there are several factors that can be associated with an increase of bed wetting which includes: 

  • Stress and anxiety 
  • Family history 
  • Attention – deficit / hyperactivity 

The struggle of bed-wetting can cause embarrassment and frustration for your child and the parents. However, there are ways to help your child open and clean communication in their nervous system to assist with the bed-wetting issue. Nerve receptors in the bladder recognise and trigger a warning when the bladder needs to be emptied; alignment and mobility in the spinal vertebrae influence communication between the brain, bladder and other vital organs. 

The nervous system triggers recognition to the body’s alert system. Chiropractic care can assist with keeping the communication, improve movement and alignment and focus on the cause of functional issues on the body.

If your child is wetting the bed, get in touch and our amazing Chiropractors will assist in finding a resolution for you and your child! 


HEADACHES, POSTURE & SCREEN TIME

Managing your child’s screen time may be a challenge, especially during current times. In recent surveys, it displayed that 71% of parents were concerned about kids spending too much time looking at screens. Whilst many school systems have remote learning due to COVID-19, it means children are spending even more time looking at a screen. 

With more time spent in front of screens this can cause headaches due to bright screens and bad posture whilst on their devices. Too much screen time may result in eye strain, eye fatigue, headaches, tension around the eyes and temples, neck pain and back pain. During the current climate of home schooling and lockdowns, it’s tough to reduce screen time however there are a few tips that can prevent headaches and other issues including: 

  • Get some distance – keep screens at least an elbow-length away from kids’ eyes. 
  • Don’t let kids have electronics in bed – failing to get enough sleep can enhance problems with tired eyes. Keeping screens outside of the bedroom to prevent sleep disruption. 
  • Encourage breaks – It’s recommended that your child takes breaks away from a screen to allow their eyes to adjust and take a break
  • Blink often – staring at screens can cut your blinking in half and result in drying eyes. Remind your child to blink more often when using their devices. 
  • Pay attention to screen position – position screens to eye level to avoid bad posture and avoid your child causing strain to their neck and back
  • Optimise lighting – adjust the lighting so it isn’t too bright as it can cause a glare and increase eye fatigue. 

For more information, head into Todd Healthcare and we will provide tips and assist your child with any aches and pains they may have! 


LOW TONE & COORDINATION

Low muscle tone is a condition of the amount of tension or resistance to movement in a muscle. 

Low muscle tone occurs when the length of the resting muscle is slightly longer than typical, the muscle tone helps us hold our bodies upright when sitting and standing. Muscle tone also contributes to the control, speed and amount of movement you can achieve. 


Children with low muscle tone may need to put in more effort to get their muscles moving properly when they are doing an activity. This means that muscle fibers are not overlapping at an optimal level and as a result, the person’s muscle needs to go through a great range of motion. With low muscle tone, it can cause bad posture, loss of concentration and delays in motor development such as rolling, sitting and walking. 

Children with low muscle tone may appear “floppy” or “double joined” and they may also fatigue easily due to their muscles working harder. These children generally flop on the couch, slump when seated, lean against objects, be heavy footed and appear to be clumsy. 

Warm-up activities can improve your child’s endurance and activate the muscles. It’s important to encourage your child to do these activities every day. At Todd Clinics, our Chiropractors can offer strategies and suggestions to help your child maximise their muscle tone.

The conditions under surveillance by PAEDS are acute flaccid paralysis, intussusception, varicella and herpes zoster, pertussis, febrile seizures, influenza, acute childhood encephalitis, invasive meningococcal disease, invasive group A streptococcus, Kawasaki disease and gram-negative bloodstream infections. 


PLAGIOCEPHALY

Plagiocephaly is a very common craniofacial (skull and face) problem, where the head shape is uneven or asymmetric. It can also be a flattened spot towards the back or side of a baby’s head. Plagiocephaly occurs because the bones of a newborn baby’s head are thin and flexible, so the head is soft and may change shape easily. Flattening of the head in one area may happen if a baby lies with their head in the same position for a long time.  

Plagiocephaly can be caused by a number of reasons, it can either be related to their position in the uterus during pregnancy, or caused by moulding (changing shape) during labour, including changes caused by instruments used during delivery. Depending on the cause of the unusual shape, most babies’ heads should go back to a normal shape within about six weeks after birth.

Approximately 3% of infants have an asymmetrical head shape, such as positional plagiocephaly and brachycephaly, and need a cranial remolding helmet.

Our Chiropractors at Todd Clinics / Healthcare can assist with Plagiocephaly in your child by providing manual therapy to assist in treatment of asymmetrical neck muscles, torticollis and plagiocephaly. Using gentle & safe techniques, it can assist in proper cervical motion, cranial motion and muscular control. We can also assist with questions parents may have around positioning, plat time and ways to decrease plagiocephaly at home – some of these can be: 

  • Repositioning your baby so he avoids lying on the flat head spot when awake
  • doing gentle exercises and stretches with your baby to improve his neck movements
  • encouraging motor skills like rolling, reaching and turning
  • giving your baby tummy time and time on his side when he’s awake
  • carrying your baby in certain ways – your health professionals will advise you.

For more information, contact us or book an appointment here.


BED WETTING

Bed-wetting — also called nighttime incontinence or nocturnal enuresis — is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which staying dry at night can be reasonably expected. Around 40% of 3 year old children wet the bed – this can be due to a number of factors. Some children don’t have their bladder fully developed, or sometimes a child has not yet developed the ability to recognise when their bladder is full. 

Most children are fully toilet trained by age 5, however there is no target age for developing complete bladder control. There are a various amount of factors that may play a role in bed wetting, these can include: 

  • A small bladder 
  • Inability to recognise a full bladder
  • A hormone imbalance 
  • Urinary tract infection 
  • Sleep apnea 
  • A structural problem in the urinary tract or nervous system
  • Plus, many more! 

Bed-wetting can affect any child and there are several factors that can be associated with an increase of bed wetting which includes: 

  • Stress and anxiety 
  • Family history 
  • Attention – deficit / hyperactivity 

The struggle of bed-wetting can cause embarrassment and frustration for your child and the parents. However, there are ways to help your child open and clean communication in their nervous system to assist with the bed-wetting issue. Nerve receptors in the bladder recognise and trigger a warning when the bladder needs to be emptied; alignment and mobility in the spinal vertebrae influence communication between the brain, bladder and other vital organs. 

The nervous system triggers recognition to the body’s alert system. Chiropractic care can assist with keeping the communication, improve movement and alignment and focus on the cause of functional issues on the body.

If your child is wetting the bed, get in touch and our amazing Chiropractors will assist in finding a resolution for you and your child! 


HEADACHES, POSTURE & SCREEN TIME

Managing your child’s screen time may be a challenge, especially during current times. In recent surveys, it displayed that 71% of parents were concerned about kids spending too much time looking at screens. Whilst many school systems have remote learning due to COVID-19, it means children are spending even more time looking at a screen. 

With more time spent in front of screens this can cause headaches due to bright screens and bad posture whilst on their devices. Too much screen time may result in eye strain, eye fatigue, headaches, tension around the eyes and temples, neck pain and back pain. During the current climate of home schooling and lockdowns, it’s tough to reduce screen time however there are a few tips that can prevent headaches and other issues including: 

  • Get some distance – keep screens at least an elbow-length away from kids’ eyes. 
  • Don’t let kids have electronics in bed – failing to get enough sleep can enhance problems with tired eyes. Keeping screens outside of the bedroom to prevent sleep disruption. 
  • Encourage breaks – It’s recommended that your child takes breaks away from a screen to allow their eyes to adjust and take a break
  • Blink often – staring at screens can cut your blinking in half and result in drying eyes. Remind your child to blink more often when using their devices. 
  • Pay attention to screen position – position screens to eye level to avoid bad posture and avoid your child causing strain to their neck and back
  • Optimise lighting – adjust the lighting so it isn’t too bright as it can cause a glare and increase eye fatigue. 

For more information, head into Todd Healthcare and we will provide tips and assist your child with any aches and pains they may have! 


LOW TONE & COORDINATION

Low muscle tone is a condition of the amount of tension or resistance to movement in a muscle. 

Low muscle tone occurs when the length of the resting muscle is slightly longer than typical, the muscle tone helps us hold our bodies upright when sitting and standing. Muscle tone also contributes to the control, speed and amount of movement you can achieve. 


Children with low muscle tone may need to put in more effort to get their muscles moving properly when they are doing an activity. This means that muscle fibers are not overlapping at an optimal level and as a result, the person’s muscle needs to go through a great range of motion. With low muscle tone, it can cause bad posture, loss of concentration and delays in motor development such as rolling, sitting and walking. 

Children with low muscle tone may appear “floppy” or “double joined” and they may also fatigue easily due to their muscles working harder. These children generally flop on the couch, slump when seated, lean against objects, be heavy footed and appear to be clumsy. 

Warm-up activities can improve your child’s endurance and activate the muscles. It’s important to encourage your child to do these activities every day. At Todd Clinics, our Chiropractors can offer strategies and suggestions to help your child maximise their muscle tone.

The Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network conducts active, hospital-based surveillance of serious childhood conditions, particularly vaccine preventable diseases and adverse events following immunisation. 

The conditions under surveillance by PAEDS are acute flaccid paralysis, intussusception, varicella and herpes zoster, pertussis, febrile seizures, influenza, acute childhood encephalitis, invasive meningococcal disease, invasive group A streptococcus, Kawasaki disease and gram-negative bloodstream infections. 


PLAGIOCEPHALY

Plagiocephaly is a very common craniofacial (skull and face) problem, where the head shape is uneven or asymmetric. It can also be a flattened spot towards the back or side of a baby’s head. Plagiocephaly occurs because the bones of a newborn baby’s head are thin and flexible, so the head is soft and may change shape easily. Flattening of the head in one area may happen if a baby lies with their head in the same position for a long time.  

Plagiocephaly can be caused by a number of reasons, it can either be related to their position in the uterus during pregnancy, or caused by moulding (changing shape) during labour, including changes caused by instruments used during delivery. Depending on the cause of the unusual shape, most babies’ heads should go back to a normal shape within about six weeks after birth.

Approximately 3% of infants have an asymmetrical head shape, such as positional plagiocephaly and brachycephaly, and need a cranial remolding helmet.

Our Chiropractors at Todd Clinics / Healthcare can assist with Plagiocephaly in your child by providing manual therapy to assist in treatment of asymmetrical neck muscles, torticollis and plagiocephaly. Using gentle & safe techniques, it can assist in proper cervical motion, cranial motion and muscular control. We can also assist with questions parents may have around positioning, plat time and ways to decrease plagiocephaly at home – some of these can be: 

  • Repositioning your baby so he avoids lying on the flat head spot when awake
  • doing gentle exercises and stretches with your baby to improve his neck movements
  • encouraging motor skills like rolling, reaching and turning
  • giving your baby tummy time and time on his side when he’s awake
  • carrying your baby in certain ways – your health professionals will advise you.

For more information, contact us or book an appointment here.


BED WETTING

Bed-wetting — also called nighttime incontinence or nocturnal enuresis — is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which staying dry at night can be reasonably expected. Around 40% of 3 year old children wet the bed – this can be due to a number of factors. Some children don’t have their bladder fully developed, or sometimes a child has not yet developed the ability to recognise when their bladder is full. 

Most children are fully toilet trained by age 5, however there is no target age for developing complete bladder control. There are a various amount of factors that may play a role in bed wetting, these can include: 

  • A small bladder 
  • Inability to recognise a full bladder
  • A hormone imbalance 
  • Urinary tract infection 
  • Sleep apnea 
  • A structural problem in the urinary tract or nervous system
  • Plus, many more! 

Bed-wetting can affect any child and there are several factors that can be associated with an increase of bed wetting which includes: 

  • Stress and anxiety 
  • Family history 
  • Attention – deficit / hyperactivity 

The struggle of bed-wetting can cause embarrassment and frustration for your child and the parents. However, there are ways to help your child open and clean communication in their nervous system to assist with the bed-wetting issue. Nerve receptors in the bladder recognise and trigger a warning when the bladder needs to be emptied; alignment and mobility in the spinal vertebrae influence communication between the brain, bladder and other vital organs. 

The nervous system triggers recognition to the body’s alert system. Chiropractic care can assist with keeping the communication, improve movement and alignment and focus on the cause of functional issues on the body.

If your child is wetting the bed, get in touch and our amazing Chiropractors will assist in finding a resolution for you and your child! 


HEADACHES, POSTURE & SCREEN TIME

Managing your child’s screen time may be a challenge, especially during current times. In recent surveys, it displayed that 71% of parents were concerned about kids spending too much time looking at screens. Whilst many school systems have remote learning due to COVID-19, it means children are spending even more time looking at a screen. 

With more time spent in front of screens this can cause headaches due to bright screens and bad posture whilst on their devices. Too much screen time may result in eye strain, eye fatigue, headaches, tension around the eyes and temples, neck pain and back pain. During the current climate of home schooling and lockdowns, it’s tough to reduce screen time however there are a few tips that can prevent headaches and other issues including: 

  • Get some distance – keep screens at least an elbow-length away from kids’ eyes. 
  • Don’t let kids have electronics in bed – failing to get enough sleep can enhance problems with tired eyes. Keeping screens outside of the bedroom to prevent sleep disruption. 
  • Encourage breaks – It’s recommended that your child takes breaks away from a screen to allow their eyes to adjust and take a break
  • Blink often – staring at screens can cut your blinking in half and result in drying eyes. Remind your child to blink more often when using their devices. 
  • Pay attention to screen position – position screens to eye level to avoid bad posture and avoid your child causing strain to their neck and back
  • Optimise lighting – adjust the lighting so it isn’t too bright as it can cause a glare and increase eye fatigue. 

For more information, head into Todd Healthcare and we will provide tips and assist your child with any aches and pains they may have! 


LOW TONE & COORDINATION

Low muscle tone is a condition of the amount of tension or resistance to movement in a muscle. 

Low muscle tone occurs when the length of the resting muscle is slightly longer than typical, the muscle tone helps us hold our bodies upright when sitting and standing. Muscle tone also contributes to the control, speed and amount of movement you can achieve. 


Children with low muscle tone may need to put in more effort to get their muscles moving properly when they are doing an activity. This means that muscle fibers are not overlapping at an optimal level and as a result, the person’s muscle needs to go through a great range of motion. With low muscle tone, it can cause bad posture, loss of concentration and delays in motor development such as rolling, sitting and walking. 

Children with low muscle tone may appear “floppy” or “double joined” and they may also fatigue easily due to their muscles working harder. These children generally flop on the couch, slump when seated, lean against objects, be heavy footed and appear to be clumsy. 

Warm-up activities can improve your child’s endurance and activate the muscles. It’s important to encourage your child to do these activities every day. At Todd Clinics, our Chiropractors can offer strategies and suggestions to help your child maximise their muscle tone.

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