ADOLESCENT PHYSIOTHERAPY

“Somerton physiotherapy Clinic was my first experience of physiotherapy. I visited the clinic with a sport’s related back injury. After working with James and Fergus I have had amazing results. They are extremely professional and cater to individual needs. James prepared excellent exercise plans helping me to strengthen my muscles while Fergus released a lot of tension from my muscles by doing dry needling. Was an overall great experience and would highly recommend the clinic”

Rachel Slater

“James is truly a professional. He has great experience in his field, and applies it very well, after analysing and working out the problem with his client. I do mountaineering activities, and I had a serious plantar fasciitis problem. I had a couple of months to prepare and get ready, so I was in need for trustworthy help.James had worked with me on understanding and treating the injury gradually, after few weeks of following his instructions I was able to resume my mountaineering activities again, and I haven’t had any problems since then”

Tarek Khalil

“Great place. Great physio’s very welcoming and affordable”

Cormac McAuley

“The kind of work I do requires a lot of sitting and this has lead to problems with my upper back. When I first visited James, I was experiencing a lot of pain around my shoulders as well as a severe stiffness in my neck. James was able to provide some immediate relief through massage. More importantly perhaps, he set me up with an exercise routine that meant I could start to manage the problem on my own. Over the course of several visits, James carefully monitored my progress and continued to massage out the problem areas.James’s work made an incredible difference. I no longer experience the same issues with my back or neck. Therefore, I would — and have — recommend James to others and will happily continue to do so. An excellent physio who is attentive, committed and results driven”

Brian Gough

“After undergoing an ACL reconstruction, I was delighted with my recuperation under the guidance of James. All exercises were well demonstrated and overall a very professional service provided.  I look forward to going back training with my club for the new season”

Tom Bowe

“Had a long-term issue with my shoulder and finally got it seen to by James.  He was very friendly and knowledgeable; my injury was sorted out professionally and at a very reasonable price.  Would highly recommend anyone to go see him”

Dylan McCabe

ADOLESCENT PHYSIOTHERAPY

Adolescent or Children’s physiotherapy, is an area we highly specialise in at Somerton Physiotherapy Clinic. We have been successfully treating adolescents with various injuries for 15 years. Every child is different, so our unique level of experience in this area of physiotherapy has allowed us to rehabilitate adolescents from all over Dublin and Ireland.

As their bodies develop and grow, children and adolescents can be particularly vulnerable to overuse injuries. As your child matures, their body can experience a huge amount of physical change with boys growing on average 10-30cm, while girls grow 5-20cm on average.

Growth spurts during this time can cause temporary problems in strength, co-ordination, balance and speed. These changes can result in physical discomfort/pain in muscles and joints as the child’s body struggles to adapt to the demands of daily life or playing sport. If the underlying cause of the pain remains untreated, the condition can progress to affecting a child during day to day activities, such as walking or climbing up and down stairs.

Here at Somerton Physiotherapy your treatment plan will consist of an accurate diagnosis of the problem and we will prescribe a specific tailored exercise programme to help your child return to their pre injury state. This insures that they continue to enjoy the benefits of sport and physical activity.

Common child and adolescent conditions treated at Somerton Physiotherapy Clinic:

  • Knee pain (Osgood Schlatter’s, bipartite patella, ligament injury, Sinding-Larsen-Johansson syndrome)
  • Ankle/Heel pain (Severs, ankle ligament sprain, Achilles tendon irritation, stress fracture)
  • Back Pain (scoliosis, stress fracture, facet joint irritation)
  • Hip pain ( hip impingement, avulsion fracture, hip dysplasia)
  • Muscle strains / aches
  • Shin splints / Tibial stress syndrome

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