Gavin Symes is the Early Intervention and Children’s Services Manager. He is an Occupational Therapist who is able to provide a wide range of childhood therapy services (including NDIS funded services). Check the Eurella website link in our bio for more information. #eurellasydney #peadiatrics #occuptionaltherapy #NDIS #asd #ADHD
The principal function of vitamin D is to maintain serum Ca and phosphorus concentration in a range that supports cellular processes, neuromuscular function and bone mineralization.
Vitamin D does this through:
1)stimulation of Ca absorption from gut
2)stimulation of Ca reabsorption from distal renal tubules
3)interaction with PTH to regulate blood Ca. #peadiatrics #medschool #medschool #rickets #vitddeficiency #vitdeficient #metabolism #medstdent #med #medicine
Want to hear an amazing story I just heard about two twin girls One of the twins was struggling and doing quite poorly. A nurse fought to have them both put in the same incubator and the stronger baby wrapped her arm around her sister. This simple touch allowed her heart rate to stabilize and temp returned to normal.
I don't know if this story is true or not but I really want it to be. It's too heart warming not to believe, although I am a softy.
I've seen the amazing bond twins have, not just from having my own twin sister but also in my job. I've cared for twins that have been so irritable and unsettled when nursed in separate isolettes, then as soon as they're slept together in an open twin cot, they are completely settled again. They always seem to face each other and can always tell when the other one is missing.
Womb mates for life.
Anyone have any cool twin stories or coincidence 📷 @babybeats_Australia
GET YOUR KIDS TO WALK THE RAINBOW 🌈 THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. 🤩Feet are often forgotten as a wonderful tool for painting as well as exploring the sense of touch. 👣Simple feet paintings combine both health benefits and are sure to bring on lots of giggles these school holidays.
🧒WHAT YOU NEED TO DO PAINTING WITH FEET👧
👣long roll of butcher paper
& non-toxic paints (red, blue, yellow and white)
👣something to hold the paper down.
👣large bowl or hose for washing off paint
👣paper towels or rags for clean up
🤗AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT ENHANCED THROUGH PAINTING WITH FEET😀
👣gross motor development (specifically balance)
👣Left and Right feet acknowledgment 🤗SHARE THE WEALTH TO BETTER FOOT HEALTH🤗
I ‘ M B /\ C K !
|| as of NOVEMBER...
Yay. I’m officially joining the team again at @sa_integrated_therapies & taking bookings, starting November. So excited to get back there. And lots of cool things happening with @drbree_tcm + @chloeparslow which we will share in detail soon.
If you’d like to make a booking, please call our clinic (8221-6600) or even book online. It’s best to book in advance to avoid disappointment as I’m only working limited hours to begin with.
I can’t wait to see all your lovely, familiar faces again & meet some amazing new ones!
On Sunday I had a fabulous time with the parents from @nimba_melb and their gorgeous twins. I also had a secret spy alongside with me, Tania a corporate trainer and mum who I met in the @ladystartups lounge. Tania offered to come along to my workshop and watch me and then give me some advice. I was SO thrilled about this, as I was beginning to think my presentations may be getting a bit tired after 5 years.
Tania sat me down and gave me the old #shitsandwich. She told me of lots of great stuff I was doing, then the queries about the stuff I was t doing very well at, followed by more praise at the end. I swallowed my pride a few times, and then I realised that when you work for yourself, this is so important. Maybe if I’m honest with myself, this is why I like self employment, no one to criticise me 🤷♀️ I now have lots of easy and new ideas to create a more engaging workshop that I am excited to share with more people. I’m going to focus on premature families and families with disability too in 2019 so if you know any groups that would like to work alongside me, please tag them. 💗💚💜 Mandy
Kids feet: does your child complain of sore feet Are they worse during or after physical activity Have they had a growth spurt recently
These are all questions our podiatrists will ask while getting to the bottom of your child’s foot issues. Pain in kids is not normal and should always be checked out, often the solution is quite simple! Call or book online to get your child’s feet checked 😊
Proper antenatal care and neonatal care is one of the most important aspect of having a healthy child.
It helps doctors to diagnose some of the congenital deformities earlier in life and prevent some adverse outcomes of it #peadiatrics #pediatrician #medschool #medstdent #clerkship
Here’s one of the wonderful “daddy to be”’s I taught, demonstrating the “abdominal thrust” ... this lovely bunch now knows exactly what to do if his child/baby was to choke, do you Book on now at www.shropshire.minifirstaid.co.uk, classes & locations being added to regularly, or if you can’t see a suitable date/time/place why not host your own Mini First Aid Session! I offer private classes, min of 6 & max of 12 people, at a location of your choice 💚🐻 Get in touch on here, or via my Facebook for more info! #minifirstaid #peadiatrics #lifesaving #child #abdominalthrust #dadtobe #mumtobe #shropshire #shrewsbury #telford #ironbridge #welshpool #booknow
Our director and optometrist Fiona with her certificate for post grad paediatric eye care which arrived today! Fiona has worked really hard to further extend her expertise despite already being an accomplished optometrist with over 30 years experience. How much longer can her name get! NB. She’s also learning Japanese. #cleverclogs #optometry #peadiatrics #cardiffuniversity #proud
A 6-day-old neonate presented to ED with this history of this blueberry skin rash since birth associated with fever. There is no Hx of convulsion.
Pre-natal Hx: no Hx of medication using by the mother, no evidence Hx of infection during pregnancy.
Natal Hx: normal vaginal delivery at home.
On examination:The neonate is irritable, crying, feverish with body temperature 38.
Peri-partum infection of fetus before sufficient
maternal antibodies has crossed the placenta (<5 days or >2 days of delivery) results in severe varicella.
Progressive varicella syndrome is a dreaded
complication in neonates, immuno-compromised and
pregnant women. It presents with continued development
of multiple hemorrhagic lesions and complications like
coagulopathy, hepatitis, pneumonitis and encephalitis.
TRX:-The baby SHOULD BE KEPT
ISOLATED and treated with intravenous ACYCLOVIR 10 mg/
kg/day thrice a day for 14 days along with AMPICILLIN and
INVESTIGATION:The coagulation profile, liver function tests
and chest X-ray
Another piece of positive feedback from one of the lovely ladies whom I taught Mini First Aid 💚🐻 ...I really am enjoying every moment of this venture, within a company that teaches so many lovely parents/grandparents/guardians etc a lesson on a topic i feel so strongly & passionate about. It really is invaluable 💚🐻 Thankyou to all that have shown support & love, it’s greatly appreciated & I can’t wait to meet many more amazing people & get more in the know of what to do if faced with medical emergancies, let’s keep spreading the word, Kim x #minifirstaid #peadiatrics #shewsbury #shropshiremums #telfordmums #ironbridgemums #welshpoolmums #parentingtips
Recently something absolutely horrid (and beautiful all at the same time) went down! I was scheduled to host a professional development webinar for paediatric nurses.... and i didn't show up!
I COMPLETELY forgot all about it! In fact I slept through it.
It had been a rough day, a really tiring one. And the moment my husband walked in the door at 5 o'clock I was straight in bed. Next thing I know I'm sitting bolt upright in bed and realising it's 10pm - the webinar had been scheduled for 8.30pm.
I was completely mortified!
But y'know what happened when I made contact with the organiser of the event
She said "don't give it a second thought. This is the real world and things like that REALLY DO happen!" Then she went on to say it was a fabulous opportunity for everyone on the call to chat amongst themselves and get to know each other better and something along the lines of how nice it is to be able to hold space for people in this way, helping them to not feel guilt and shame when this kind of shizz goes down.
I've honestly never felt so supported in my life - especially because if the tables had been turned I think I would have been annoyed!
She really had an impact on my life in that moment. Paediatric nurses peeps - what a special breed of wonderful they are!!! (PS. We re-scheduled and did the webinar - and it was fab!)
Photo by Sylvie Tittel on Unsplash.
In SEVEN YEARS of parenting I've never had to get a prescription filled for any of my three children. Not once. Not an antibiotic. Not even an over the counter drug. My kids get checked by a (smokin' hot 🔥 ) Chiropractor at least twice a month. All three have been adjusted from when they were hours old. Chiropractic care is a NECESSARY part of keeping them well, and adjustments are even more necessary when the kids aren't functioning/feeling their best. The kids have had their fair share of health expressions, but we choose to combat them differently than covering up the symptoms. It's a choice. That's what being a Maverick is all about! We haven't had to be in and out of medical offices, which has saved me a lot of time and money. I know Chiro has played a huge part in their wellness, along with a healthy diet, good sleeping habits, and a chemical-free home. Dr Husband has a family centered practice and has helped so many kids with colic, ear infections, bed wetting, attention issues, immune system issues, gut/digestion issues, and sleep issues. Mama, I'm not sharing this to make you feel bad for your parenting choices. You are doing the best you know how! I'm sharing this to hopefully show you there is a different way, maybe a way you didn't know about, that could possibly be better for your family. Just reading the side effects of some of the drugs prescribed today puts my stomach in knots. 😬 Give Chiro a try and start seeing the benefits yourself. Like, a real try, and not going once and saying it doesn't 'work'. 😂🤦🏼♀️If you are a Chiro family, please speak up! Share your stories! There are millions of people who have no idea how life-changing Chiropractic care can be. #chirokids #choosehealth #beamaverick #haveyouseenyourchirolately #getadjusted #chiropractic #drhusband #maverickchiropractic #drugfreekids #getadjusted #chiropracticadjustment #peadiatrics #pediatricchiropractic #pediatricchiropractor #colic #earinfections
Benefits of Yoga and stretching for children: • Stretching helps children’s bodies recover after exercise.
• Stretching help to maintain children’s movement and flexibility (able to move joints and muscles in a full range of motion) as they grow into adulthood.
• Flexible bodies are more agile and perform better.
• Stretching reduces muscle tension and feels good!
• Stretching enhances coordination and better posture.
• Stretching can prevent injuries.