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A spotlight on sepsis

A spotlight on sepsis

Sepsis can also be known as septicaemia, blood infection or blood poisoning. It occurs when what may be a simple infection progresses throughout the body and the body’s response to an infection damages its own organs and tissues. Sepsis can be caused by any type of infection – bacterial, viral or fungal.

Ask an OT: Assistive Technology

Ask an OT: Assistive Technology

 “I find it very satisfying and rewarding when a child receives a new piece of equipment that will make their lives - and that of their families - easier. Whether it is a wheelchair, shower chair, relaxation chair or another item, the day of fitting and delivery is an exciting day for everyone.” Marie, Xavier OT

Meet Art Therapist Charlie

Meet Art Therapist Charlie

My name is Charlie and I am a registered Art Therapist at Xavier. Art therapy is a mental health and wellbeing approach that integrates psychotherapeutic techniques with creative processes to improve physical, cognitive and emotional health. 

5 reasons why we love hydrotherapy

5 reasons why we love hydrotherapy

With the long and hot Brisbane summer upon us, hydrotherapy is a great way to cool down and get in some therapy. The Xavier therapy team are big advocates for hydrotherapy and the many benefits it can bring to children with disability.

How physiotherapy can support children with Development Delay

How physiotherapy can support children with Development Delay

Physiotherapy can play an important part in supporting children with Developmental Delay. A child can have a developmental delay when they are not reaching certain milestones at a similar rate to other children their age.

Understanding Early Childhood Early Intervention

Understanding Early Childhood Early Intervention

In simple terms, Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) means supporting children who are not developing at the same rate as their typically developing peers. It is specialised support which helps children to improve their development, increase their wellbeing and helps them to participate. 

A spotlight on Diabetes

A spotlight on Diabetes

If your child has been diagnosed with diabetes you need to seek the appropriate support from health professionals. You should seek to get a diabetes management plan in place and ensure that everyone in your child’s support network understands their role in supporting and managing your child’s diabetes.  

Understanding Developmental Delay

Understanding Developmental Delay

Developmental Delay is a general term that is used to describe when a child shows delays in development. When a child is aged between birth and six years old, their brains and bodies are growing and developing at a rapid rate. It’s in these early years that children develop the foundations for many skill sets that they will use later in life.