Hélène Serfontein

My name is Hélène Serfontein. I am a registered physiotherapist in South Africa. I have two children, ages four and six. My six year old developed vision problems at age four. The developmental impact of compromised vision has prompted me to start researching various aspects relating to vision and early childhood development. I would like to share some of my discoveries in the hopes that other parents may benefit.

The princess and the pea

The princess and the pea

I grew up with a number of sensory quirks, which seemed to run in the extended family. These goings on were duly noted and mostly disregarded. I recognise similar traits…Continue Reading

Once upon an obstacle course

Once upon an obstacle course

All of life is an obstacle course. We learn this right from the beginning. The prince had to rescue the princess. She lived in a castle surrounded by a moat…Continue Reading

The Magic Mat and its little secret…

The Magic Mat and its little secret…

The Magic Mat is a magical adventure of movement. This is such a fun activity – with huge developmental benefits. It is a truly holistic approach to physical…Continue Reading

Realigning the spine

Realigning the spine

A certain amount of ‘normal’ movement can take place between one vertebra and the next in the spine. The more lax the ligaments, the more relative movement is possible. This…Continue Reading

Dear Parent, is your liver making you angry?

Dear Parent, is your liver making you angry?

From time to time I want to write something for the parents. Raising children is rewarding, but tough. It tests the limits of patience, time, finances, self-restraint, boundaries and so…Continue Reading