The three biggest reasons your child should see a Physio following an injury that you need to know about now!

Has your child suffered an injury during sport, gymnastics or dance or do they have a recurring injury that is stopping them from returning to a physical activity they enjoy? This is an important article that will tell you how to prevent reinjury and get your child back to doing the activities they love.

On average, six children were hospitalized every day for sports-related injuries in the last decade. Untreated injuries can turn into chronic problems that can mean longer periods away from physical activity.

Physical activity is essential in the healthy wellbeing of children as it brings a wide range of health benefits to support their growth and development, social skills and psychological well being.  Sports are a popular form of physical activity that children engage in where involvement from a young age teaches them the importance of maintaining fitness that continues well into adulthood.

Unfortunately Children are potentially more vulnerable to sporting injuries due to their physical and physiological processes of growth and development. In comparison to mature adult bones, children’s developing bones are more cartilaginous resulting in injuries unique to their age group such as growth plate fractures and greenstick fractures.

Studies have also highlighted that during the pubescent period, the occurrence of injuries increases further because the rate at which certain muscles strengthen is not the same as other muscles leading to imbalance and instability. It’s for this reason also that’s it’s important to find a health professional who specialises in treating children and has expertise in how their bodies differ from those of adults.

“If left without intervention by a passionate practitioner who specialises in treating children, injuries can become chronic or recur again and again with further deterioration each time, treatment takes longer and gets more expensive, and in severe cases, the effects cannot be reversed and surgery may required”

When you see a Physiotherapist that specialises in treatment and rehabilitation of children following injury, recovery can be much quicker and more serious injuries or recurrences can be avoided.

Because children heal quickly they often don’t get the treatment they need in order to prevent the injury recurring especially when they don’t require hospitalisation but it’s so important to get any injuries or pain your child reports properly assessed by a health professional who is an expert in how children’s bodies develop in order to get the right treatment and exercise plan to assist recovery and prevent recurrence of the injury.

Here’s some simple steps you can take to start helping your child recover from and injury until you can get in to see a Children’s Physiotherapist:





How can you help your child to continue to participate in their favourite physical activity safely?

Active Life Therapies Children’s Physiotherapists have expertise in how young bodies develop and the types of injuries and causes of pain that are specific to children. They love working with young people and make assessment and treatment fun and engaging.

Whether your child has suffered an injury during a physical activity, is complaining of pain in their joints or spine, haven’t developed a physical skill appropriate for their age or you’d like to check that they are physically able to complete an activity safely our children’s Physiotherapists would love to help.

Give us a call to arrange an assessment or pre screening session for your child so they can continue to enjoy participating in the activities they love or get back to them sooner and safer.