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Stages of Pencil Grasp Development

Stages of Pencil Grasp Development What is Pencil Grasp Development?

As your child grows, they will naturally hold their crayons and pencils in different ways. The way in which your child holds their crayon/pencil depends on how ‘ready’ their shoulder and arm muscles are. It is important for children to go through stages of pencil grasp

Most children will develop an efficient pencil grasp by using and mastering the following grasps:

Fisted Grasp: When your child initially picks up a crayon, he/she will most likely hold it in their closed fist.… Read more

Posted on July 23, 2015

Do you suffer neck pain while working?

Do you suffer neck pain while working? 4 Exercises to reduce work induced neck pain

We all carry tension in our neck and shoulders. This tension tends to get worse while sitting at a computer or when you’re on your phone. This can be exacerbated when tired, stressed or busy.

The most important thing to remember is to maintain GOOD POSTURE. Poor posture will eventually lead to back or neck pain. Remember to sit up straight in your office chair and make sure your work space has been ergonomically reviewed.… Read more

Posted on July 15, 2015

The low down on Back Pain.

The low down on Back Pain.

It’s the time of year for enthusiastic gardening, impromptu football matches and running around in the sunshine. Which is all well and good until something goes twang!

Unfortunately the majority of us have pretty sedentary desk jobs which involve lots of sitting and most of us are guilty of having spent most of the winter slumped on the couch with our favourite box sets.

what does this mean?

This all adds up to weakened core muscles which puts stress on our lumbar spine, add in the summer splash of exercise and it can for many of us lead to low back pain.  … Read more

Posted on June 25, 2015

Sugar, honey, honey

Sugar, honey, honey

Did you know that the Irish are second largest consumers of chocolate in the world? We consume approximately 9.9kg per person which equates to 198 bars a year or 3.8 bars per week. Which, when you consider how many hidden sugars exist in our food, means that we consume a shocking amount of sugar each day.

Scientists in Bordeaux have reported that in clinical trials conducted on animals, rats chose sugar over cocaine (even when they were addicted to cocaine), and speculated that no mammals’ sweet receptors are naturally adapted to the high concentrations of sweet tastes on offer in modern times.  … Read more

Posted on April 9, 2015

When and why retreating is so good …..

When and why retreating is so good …..

Life is full of conundrums, often we thrive on challenges, hurdling obstacles without a care in the world. And then sometimes it can all get a bit too much. Feeling twisted with commitments, endless lists & responsibilities, this is the perfect time to just let it go.

Concentrate on your needs and abilities. I have developed an intuitive Half or Full day retreat to help you on your path. To truly take sometime to fix yourself and prioritise what is actually manageable.… Read more

Posted on February 26, 2015

The abc of good pregnancy posture

The abc of good pregnancy posture

Lying on your side in the comfort of your own home is definitely a most appealing pose to spend the next 9 months. Realistically this is probably not a viable option so let’s keep it real. Take a deep breath and start taking notes. Your post-pregnancy body will love you for it.

Standing – lift your shoulders tuck in your chin & stomach. Keep these muscles strong & distribute your body weight evenly on both legs.… Read more

Posted on February 24, 2015