Practical advice for everyday living and working

Correct Pen Grip for Children

Before expecting a child to sit down and concentrate - ensure they have had enough physical exercise and good nutrition. Ensure correct posture for sitting at a desk (refer to efficient working posture). Ensure the pencil is reasonably think for small hands to grasp with ease.

Dynamic Tripod Grip - the pencil is balanced evenly between the index finger and thumb for stabilisation while allowing for movement.There should be no noticeable tension in the wrist of fingers.

Correct pen grip right hand
Correct pen grip left hand


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Pain Management

Acute pain is when the body is working to heal structural tissue damage. Everything is done to ensure structural and mechanical integrity if maximised of the injured tissues.

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Wound Management

Most wounds recover in the repair phase of healing, which is approximately three weeks. Our therapists (physiotherapists) look after your wounds by providing dressings that are applied with a sterile technique to avoid infection.

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Mobilisation of Joints

Joint mobilisation involves moving the joint back and forth in small oscillating movements further and further into range to restore the joints normal movement.

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Customisation of Splints/Orthosis

The body naturally goes through a process to heal injuries, however if not supported to enable rest the injury can continue to happening and it takes a much longer time to heal.

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Exercise Prescription

Exercise is the body’s natural way of restoration to improve stability, mechanics, strength and movement to an injury. Whether the injury is from overuse, trauma, disease or surgery exercises are necessary to restore function.

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Stretches

Stretching is extremely beneficial for our joints, muscles and tendons. Not only do they help prepare your body work/exercises they ensure you are working at your optimum energy efficiency.

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Therapeutic Massage

Massage helps to remove these chemicals by improving the blood supply to the injured area so healthy nutrients are supplied to the area so healing is faster. 

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