More about Children & Teens
Young people need special consideration where pain and injuries are concerned. They aren’t just ‘mini adults’. They are growing, developing and changing at different rates at different times and this comes with a range of potential issues that need to be factored in.
Children and teens tend to come to us with 2 typical problems. Either a specific injury as a result of a fall, sports injury, accident or event, like a sprained ankle, after a fracture or a muscle or joint strain. Or, with a ‘growing pain’, typically felt in knees and ankles that has developed over time or accompanies a period of rapid growth.
Whatever your worries or concerns, we make sure we get to the root of the problem and help you and your child or teen understand exactly what’s going on. We can then use a range of treatments or services to support their recovery and get them back to doing what they love!
Why choose goPhysio?
Don’t just take our word for it, we have hundreds of happy patients willing to share their thoughts on their goPhysio experiences. You can read more reviews here.
Took my 16 year old son to goPhysio – Will was very thorough with the consultation before taking out some of the tension in his back. He also gave him some exercises and stretches to do at home. Would highly recommend.
how we can help
No referral needed from a GP or Doctor
After school appointemnts available
My son has ‘growing pains’ and I’ve been told there’s nothing we can do. Is this right?
Many children experience aches and pains as they grow which are typically written off as ‘growing pains’, told there is nothing that can be done and that they will ‘grow out of it’.
There is some truth to this; during a growth spurt the bones will lengthen first and then the muscles adapt and lengthen to keep up and there can be a period of discomfort around the joints whilst this happens.
However in young sporty children these ‘growing pains’ may well indicate a traction apophysistis (growth plate injury) that needs to be carefully managed to avoid long-term problems and ensure a quick return to sport. There are many things we can do to help support anyone with growing pains – particularly in guiding them in staying active and managing their pain and activity levels.