Supporting children and teens through growth and injury
Children and adolescents are more prone to injury especially during rapid growth periods. The reason for high rates of injury are multi factorial and include poor warm up, loss of strength and flexibility, poor skill and technique. It has been estimated that 50% of injuries to children are preventable. APA Titled Sports & Exercise Physios at Mead Physio are experts in the treatment of child and adolescent injuries, and particularly in the understanding of the skills required for sport and the stresses on the growing body.
Furthermore, Sports & Exercise Physios are experts at diagnosis and will refer for detailed scanning or to an appropriate Sports Doctor if required. Importantly, they are able to identify factors that may have led to the injury and help implement preventative management strategies with the patient and their family.