Beyond Achondroplasia

Growing together with Clara

July 10, 2016
by inesp.alves
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Basic indications to handle a baby/young child with achondroplasia

1. Avoid devices that bend the back: soft infant carriers, infant swings, umbrella strollers and other soft devices; 2. Use hard backed carriages, strollers and supportive devices; 3. Support the baby’s head and back of the neck at all times; … Continue reading

January 12, 2015
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Active play

Pushing a doll stroller its one of the latest physical therapy exercises Clara does with her therapist and she really enjoy it. Now she has her own doll stroller and she plays with it a lot. “Pushing toys provide a … Continue reading

May 29, 2013
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Gross motor development

I just read the following article: The effect of height, weight and head circumference on gross motor development in achondroplasia (Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2013) The first conclusions are already known on this topic: 1 – Achondroplasia is … Continue reading

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