Managing children and adolescents requires a different approach than adults due to the physical and physiological processes of growth.  There are numerous factors that make children and adolescents vulnerable to injury, such as:

  • Growth spurt
  • Underdeveloped coordination, skills, perception
  • Un-proportionate growth of different areas

Commonly, children and adolescents develop issues when these factors combined with increased activity levels (duration, frequency, intensity) cause an undue stress on the young growing body.  The Physiotherapists at Physio Solutions SA are well experienced in treating children and adolescents with varying musculoskeletal conditions, and will provide you with an evidence-based rehabilitation plan to not only focus on recovery, but ultimately maintaining participation in sport/physical activity as much as possible.

Some common conditions you may have heard of are;

  • Severe’s lesion (heel)
  • Perthe’s disease (hip)
  • Osgood-Schlatter lesion (knee)
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (knee)