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Although physiotherapy may be thought of as something we need in our adult life, children may require physiotherapy as well. Physiotherapy is a suitable treatment for children. Similar to adults undergoing physiotherapy, the treatment must be appropriate for the presenting injury, the health of the child and the activities or sports that the child undertakes. Many physiotherapy treatments, such as manual therapy, exercise and soft tissue treatment, can in many cases be used with children.
One group of children that we commonly treat in our Dublin 4 clinic are children who have recently experienced a growth spurt. Children often undergo a significant growth spurt at some time between the ages of 9 and 15. At this time of rapid growth there can be a increased load on soft tissue and the growth plates of the bones. This can lead to strain on different parts of the body. Certain conditions that are common in this group of patients include
For more information on these conditions or to find out if physiotherapy is suitable for your child’s injury, contact us at Ballsbridge Physiotherapy