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What are the signs of Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD) occurs when the brain has difficulty receiving and responding to information from the senses.

How Can Speech Pathology Help Teenagers?

Speech pathologists work with individuals across their lifespan and this includes the often complex teenage years.

10 Tips to Support Your Teenager's Mental Health

Most adults would agree that the teenage years are tough. It’s hard to be a teenager and just as hard to be a parent while they go through this period of extreme change.

Sensory Rooms Explained

A sensory room is a specially designed space that caters to individuals with sensory processing issues, such as autistic people, those with ADHD, dementia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other sensory challenges.

Understanding Autistic Burnout

Autistic burnout is a phenomenon that many autistic individuals experience at some point in their lives.

What Are Fidget Toys and How Do They Work?

Fidget toys are small, handheld objects or gadgets designed to provide sensory stimulation and help individuals manage restlessness, anxiety, or attention-related issues.

What You Need to Know About Fussy Eaters

If your child only eats a very small range of foods or drinks, only consumes specific brands or textures, or won’t eat entire food groups for longer than a few weeks, there may be deeper reasons.

Seven Ways You Can Help Your Child’s Communication Skills Right Now!

There are many ways parents can help their child’s communication skills every single day at little or no cost.

All About Sensory Chews

Sensory chews are small, chewable, tactile sensory aids that allow children and adults to chew an object safely.

Why Do People Stutter?

Stuttering is a neurological condition that affects the production of speech, whereby someone typically repeats, extends, or is unable to produce a sound.

How to Raise a Bilingual Child

There is no single way to raise a bilingual child. Sometimes in the past, parents were advised to separate the two languages when talking to their children.

Should I Be Worried About Bunions?

Bunions are associated with Hallux Valgus, a condition where the big toe gradually moves toward the smaller toes and the outside of the foot.

Autism In Girls

At one time it was thought was that the incidence of autism in girls as a ratio to autism in boys was something like 1:7.

Should I be Worried about Flat Feet?

Flat feet is a term used to describe when the inside arches of the feet are quite low, allowing almost the entire sole of the foot to touch the floor when standing.

A Common Condition in Active Kids

Sever's disease is a common cause of heel pain in children and adolescents who participate in sports – particularly those with lots of running and jumping.

Do You Suffer from Sore Heels?

If you experience painful aching in your heels, particularly in the morning, you could be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis.

Is Anxiety Taking Over?

It's normal for everyone to experience some degree of anxiety in their lives. There are times when we'd all expect our heart to race and to feel edgy or tense.

Get your summer feet ready – treat those ingrown toenails

Part of the fun of Summer involves exposing our feet to the outside world. But for some people experiencing foot-related problems the idea of the world seeing our feet is not an exciting prospect!

Is my lower back pain Sciatica or Bursitis?

The signs of Sciatica include pain that originates from the lower back and radiates down one or both legs. But there are other conditions that mimic some of the symptoms of Sciatica, such as Bursitis.

Speech Pathology & Allied Health Footscray

Speech therapy may be required for speech issues that develop from early childhood or impairments in speech that occur in adults which are caused by an illness, such as stroke or an injury to the brain.

Podiatry & Allied Health Footscray

Podiatry Treatment & Podiatrists In Footscray, Melbourne It’s very easy to take for granted how important our feet are for every day of our lives. However, it is estimated that our feet take us well over 100,000 kilometres in an average lifetime. Add to that how...

Occupational Therapy & Allied Health in Melbourne

Occupational Therapy & Functional Assessment in Melbourne Occupational therapy is often required whenever someone is having difficulty in carrying out all manner of normal, everyday tasks, whether due to permanent physical disability, accident, injury, or mental...

Melbourne Professional & Specialist Allied Health

General Allied Health Melbourne – Put Your Feet In Expert Hands At First Choice Allied Health, our multi-disciplinary team of Allied Health professionals provide various services for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a wide range of clinical and medical...

Leading Allied Health Offering a Variety of Services in Footscray

When it comes to foot-related conditions, individuals in Footscray and the surrounding areas have turned to the specialists at First Choice Allied Health to find the right treatment for their conditions. Their prestigious centre boasts the best team of specialists who...

New Choice For Residents’ Footscray and Podiatry Footscray Treatment

Footscray, VIC – First Choice Allied Health is one of the only holistic health clinics that deliver full health services in Footscray, VIC, and the surrounding areas. It provides high-quality podiatry, speech pathology, occupational, and massage therapy. First Choice...

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