your baby is born with 100 billion neurons in their brain.

That’s like a milky way of stars.

Let’s light them up.


what is my strong little body?

with a glowing review from the australian PHYSIOTHERAPY association, My Strong Little Body is an early intervention therapy resource in ebook format, designed for any parent interested in nurturing their child’s first movement and learning experiences.

It is also a perfect guide for parents who want to support their baby with developmental delay, who may not be able to access a PHYSIOTHERAPIST face-to-face.


The easy to follow and beautifully photographed 10 step program is written by experienced Australian physiotherapist Alana Gardini.

It is overflowing with practical play strategies for home; designed to help babies build the skills necessary for all the major milestones, from the dreaded tummy-time all the way through to independent walking. And with your baby’s brain doubling in size by 12 months, you have a wonderful window of opportunity to influence your baby’s learning experiences through movement at the same time.

Movement is like a brain booster for a baby!

Educational fact sheets complement the program, providing readers with insight and answers to the most frequently asked questions of a paediatric physiotherapist. 

My Strong Little Body is designed for babies of all abilities and is an empowering resource for any parent seeking to give their baby the best and strongest start in life.

You could call it brain sculpting, or brain nourishing, or brain building. Whatever phrase you prefer, the point is crucial, and thrilling:

as a result of the words we use and the actions we take, children’s brains will actually change, and be built, as they undergo new experiences.
— Daniel J. Siegel


For new parents, My Strong Little Body is a practical guide for encouraging motor development and positioning for play. Alana’s experience as a Paediatric Physiotherapist and as a new parent, plus her love of children and families shine throughout the book.
— Julianne Pegler, National Chair Paediatrics, Australian Physiotherapy Association
Just Perfect. Beautifully written and easy to follow. A resource that answers every question you’ll ever have about movement throughout the first few years of your child’s life.
— Kimberley Mellor (Physiotherapist & Mum of 3)
I didn’t know how to teach my child to do the things that other kids seem to find quite easy. Thank you Alana!
— Kirste Matsushita (Parent)
I can’t rate this book highly enough. Reviewing this book gave me a strange sense that Alana has been sitting beside me in clinic writing down the advice I dish out to parents I see on a daily basis.
— Mindy Silva; Paediatric Neurodevelopmental Physiotherapist and founder of Get Wired On Development

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