Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

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.

  • Neck Pain and Upper and Lower Back Pain
  • Tendonitis – This is a condition in which there is pain and swelling in the region of the tendon, mostly caused due to overuse or repetitive stress. The common sites in children are shoulders, knees, and the back of the heel.
  • Perthes Disease – This is a condition in which the blood supply to the proximal part of the thigh bone is affected. Exercises are provided to maintain range of motion and rehabilitate lower limb muscles.
  • Patellofemoral Problems – Pain in the front of the knees.
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease – A condition that affects the proximal part of the shin bone that is most common in sporty teenagers.
  • Sever’s Disease – Pain in the region of the heel.
  • Ankle Sprains and Pain in the Ankle
  • A Decreased Range of Motion Post-Fracture

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.

Contact us now, in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, for further information about the beneficial effect our paediatric physiotherapy has on children with hypermobility.