Blogs by Rebekah Moynihan

Rebekah graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2012 with a degree in Physiotherapy. She completed her junior rotations in both adult and children’s physiotherapy in Nottinghamshire County before specialising as a Paediatric Physiotherapist in 2014.

Rebekah has a special interest in Neuromuscular conditions and also the management of hip displacement in children with Cerebral Palsy.

Activity Ideas for Kids with Additional Needs

As paediatric therapists, we know the importance of encouraging physical activity for the children and young people we work with. However, it can sometimes be difficult to have these conversations when we are aware of how much families are juggling and don't want to guilt them into thinking they aren't doing enough for their child.

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SMA Awareness Month: Reflecting On The Changing Standard Of Care For Children with SMA

As August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month, I started to think about how the standard care of children with neuromuscular conditions, SMA in particular, has changed in such a short space of time.

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Measuring Progress in Walkers and Gait trainers: Where do we start?

The way we view childhood disability is changing.  As physiotherapists, we are being encouraged to shift our attention away from purely addressing a child’s body structure and function (that is interventions which focus on muscle length or strength) to a more holistic approach - one which understands how the child participates at home, at school and in their community.

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MyWay Pedal and Guidelines For Exercise

The recent publication in the UK of the first activity guidelines for children and young people with disabilities, got me thinking: how do we encourage children to achieve the recommended 120-180 minutes of physical activity per week?

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The walking frame dilemma – when’s the right time to prescribe?

As a paediatric physio, one of the most frequent questions which I get asked from parents is, “is my child going to walk?” Naturally, it’s up there as one of the most emotive topics.  The dream of seeing their child take their first steps is something that all parents hope to witness. It is also a highly emotive topic for us too.

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