Developmental Milestones – Idiopathic Toe Walking

Watching your baby learn to walk is an exciting time. You might notice that your baby’s walking pattern does not look like that of an adult, they may walk in a “funny” way. One variation you may see when your baby is trying to walk, is them walking on their toes. Toe walking is fairly common when a child is beginning to walk and most children tend to outgrow this by the time they are two years old. In some children, toe walking can persist beyond this expected age range and this is referred to as idiopathic toe walking.

Tendon Pain

Tendons join muscle to bone. Tendons act like a spring to store and release energy in order for us to perform dynamic activities. Fast dynamic activities place the highest load on a tendon eg. hop, jump, change of direction. For some people this may not be related to sport but rather activities like running to get the bus or crossing the road quickly.

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Vegetarians with benefits

Commitment issues? Maybe you’ll prefer the term ‘flexitarian’.

There is this misconception that in order to eat vegetarian meals, you need to be vegetarian. This is not the case. Cue the term ‘flexitarian’. Coined in the 90’s, it’s finally getting its heyday and simply means, ‘flexible vegetarian’. It is someone who follows a primarily, but not strictly, vegetarian diet, occasionally eating meat or fish.