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 Children’s Physiotherapy.
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
If your child is a keen runner, you may be interested in our Juvenile Runners Package. This package includes 4 physiotherapy led strength and conditioning sessions for young athletes. This package will help to improve arm and leg co-ordination and balance, it will also help increase speed and performance which will translate into their chosen sport. Click here for further details