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Tips for Selecting Your Child’s Backpack

March 30th, 2021

As kids are fast approaching the end of the first term of school, it's a great opportunity to reassess your child's backpack. And as parents, I’m sure you know, children often choose a bag based on its fashion merits, but here is what you really need to take into consideration when choosing a backpack for your child. As your children grow, it may seem that each year they are required to carry around more and more in their backpacks. There have been numerous studies that have shown that this repetitive stress can lead to muscle strains and postural changes, which can lead to acute and ...read more

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Mobility Workshop

March 12th, 2021

With all of the stretching and mobility advice I have been giving in practice over the last few years, plus the fact that March is our Month of Mobility, I have decided to put on a workshop to help people improve their mobility and instruct on some powerful stretching techniques. The aim of this workshop is to get you moving better and more freely, get rid of your stiffness and to improve fundamental movements in which you need to be strong. We will run through tips and tricks for loosening key areas such as the lower back and pelvic regions, loosening and balancing your hips, loosening ...read more

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Back to School

March 3rd, 2021

School has been back now for 3 weeks and hopefully all the kids are getting into the groove of a new school year and for some a whole new school and teaching environment. The school year didn’t kick off as planned, with the snap 5-day lockdown here in Perth delaying schools return, but now thankfully we are on track to enjoy the school year ahead. I have noticed within the last few weeks; a lot of kids have become quite anxious or their anxiety has been heightened from going back to school. Here are a few tips which will hopefully help – Routine – a routine for kids at any age ...read more

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Self-Regulation and Vagal Tone

February 15th, 2021

Ways to create and maintain a calmer brain It is time to talk about self-regulation and vagal tone. Self-regulation is the ability for us to calm, settle, focus, inhibit/stop and motivate our minds. It also plays an important role in how we cope with stress. The vagus nerve is one of our 12 cranial nerves. It is involved in functions of the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest parts of the brain). It also supplies a majority of the muscles in the throat and is responsible for producing some of our taste sensations and much more. The more ‘toned’ our vagal nerve is, the ...read more

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