Children and Adolescents

Children and teenagers are not fully musculo-skeletally mature and have to be considered differently. Their bodies cannot undertake the loading and sporting demands that a skeletally mature body can.

 
 
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Their tissues are different and often weaker, so can take longer to recover. If you have a child or teen that regularly complains of sore knees, hips, ankles or tendons then they need an assessment that considers their entire weekly training and sporting loads.

 

Strength testing to determine if they are strong enough and a recovery plan to help them avoid aches and pains. An ongoing progressive loading program can be tailored to their needs in order to help them cope with the demands of their sporting week. What we plan for children is different from what we expect from adults. A child's program is conservative and involves stability, agility, control, co-ordination and balance

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