Sprains, strains, musculotendinous injuries, and postural problems are quite common in children and adolescents. They can occur due to a variety of reasons, including increased levels of physical activity, muscle imbalance, muscle deconditioning, altered musculoskeletal alignment, poor postural habits, and poor walking or running posture.
Advice and exercises will be provided for resolving the symptoms, covering a mix of stretching, strengthening, balance, agility, and muscle endurance exercises. In some cases, inner soles or specialist footwear will be prescribed for providing support, correcting alignment problems, and resolving the pain. Below are some of the common conditions seen in children and adolescents. We treat these regularly in our private practice.
A letter can be provided to school staff, or a discussion can take place, if the level of physical activity needs to be altered for tissue healing to occur. It is advisable that the level of activity is gradually increased as the muscles regain their strength and flexibility. In most cases, symptoms resolve through physiotherapy management. If not, you will be referred to a specialist doctor for further intervention.