Children and Adolescent MSK problems

Children and Adolescent MSK problems

Children and Adolescent MSK problems

Children are not just small adults

Some aches and pains are a normal part of growing, whilst others need more attention – knowing the difference between the two needs specialist skills.  
In a growing skeleton, the properties of muscles, bones and soft tissues differ to those in adults. Whilst the mechanism of an injury (sports, trauma, posture-related) might be similar, a young person is likely to sustain a different injury. These differences exist in children, adolescents and young adults, until the skeleton has fully matured. With the right input at the right time, we can ensure their recovery is as smooth, safe and swift as possible.
What we can offer:
Our physiotherapists understand the physical, emotional and social impact injuries and pain can have on young people.  The aim of physiotherapy is the same as when we treat adults: we support your child in their journey back to full function, in a relaxed environment.
Our team of physios will adapt the assessment and treatment for your child or young person to keep them engaged and motivated, liaising with schools, coaches and consultants or GPs when needed.
The most common conditions our physiotherapists treat in adolescents include: 
• Growth related pain (Osgood-Schlatter’s, Sever’s and Sinding-Larsen Johansson syndrome)
• Sports injuries & traumaPosture related pain (neck pain, back pain and scoliosis)
• Lower limb biomechanics (flat knee, knock knees)
• Post-surgical rehabilitation
• Growth related pain
• Sports injuries
• Posture related pain
• Post op care

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