Paediatric respiratory physiotherapy

Spring is right around the corner and with it come allergies, colds, bronchiolitis, coughs and runny noses. In children up to two years of age, and especially those between three and six months, this may be a greater problem. See how physiotherapy can help.

Due to their weaker abdominal muscles, which do not permit a strong and effective cough, it is more difficult for babies to expel secretions that may accumulate in the throat and lungs. Depending on the medical condition, mucus may originate in the nose and travel down the throat into the lungs. If not directly secreted by the lungs, it can stagnate and may lead to respiratory infection or distress if left untreated. For parents new to such a situation, it might be a little frightening, especially when babies lose their appetite or if their sleeping patterns become altered. Fortunately, respiratory physiotherapy can easily Read more

A healthy approach to absenteeism

Workplace absenteeism has important consequences for a company. In this week’s post we examine the issue and its solutions from both an employee and an employer perspective.

Sick days cost New Zealand businesses $1.26 billion per year[i] and employee absenteeism has important consequences that extend far beyond the financial impact. At company level, chronic or accumulated absenteeism can lead to decreased productivity and performance, as well as increased stress and overwork for co-workers or managers coping with the resulting backlog of work. This in turn can contribute to low company morale and strained employee relations. Yet when it comes to addressing absenteeism responsibility lies as much with the employer as it does with the employee. Turning to social media and technology With such important consequences for their company and employees, Read more