Is your child encountering growing pains with their development? Perhaps they have sustained an injury from playing sport, impairing their function?
At Fairfield Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Centre, we provide comprehensive paediatric physiotherapy services, designed to empower your child to achieve their full potential. We are strongly committed to delivering the best possible care for our patients, applying tailored programs with evidence-based treatment techniques that acutely address their needs.
Paediatric physiotherapy is a branch of general physiotherapy with a closer focus on assessing, diagnosing, and treating the mix of conditions that can affect a child’s movement, strength, and function.
While physiotherapy can encompass various specialisations, our particular focus at Fairfield Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Centre is sports injuries and growing pains in children. We work with children of all ages, from primary school to teenagers, to develop personalised treatment plans.
Our physiotherapists are skilled in evaluating and treating various issues, and can also provide guidance and care for the common yet often perplexing issue of growing pains. Through targeted interventions, we help children improve their strength, mobility and return to their normal activities as quickly and safely as possible.
As a parent, be aware of certain behaviours or struggles in your children that may indicate a need for paediatric physiotherapy.
Our physiotherapists can help if you notice any of the following in your child:
Our physiotherapists have a wealth of experience managing a wide range of conditions affecting children and adolescents, with some of the most common including:
As the name suggests, sports-related injuries refer to any injury sustained while participating in sports or physical activity. While these injuries can range from mild to severe, their impact on the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons isn’t always readily apparent. As such, physiotherapy for children and adolescents can often provide relief and assistance with a range of maladies, including:
Growing pains are common in children aged between three to eleven years, usually occurring in the late afternoon, evening, or night. They are often characterised by an aching or throbbing feeling in both legs, typically in the front of the thighs, the calves, or behind the knees.
While the cause of growing pains isn’t completely understood, they often occur after a child has been particularly active. Our physiotherapists are well-versed in advising and guiding children through the challenges presented by growing pains, with treatment and management strategies including:
While growing pains are typically harmless, they can cause prolonged discomfort, sometimes inhibiting your child’s favourite activities or even their sleep cycle. Effective solutions offered both in our clinic and at home can often provide much-needed relief. Referral to a medical specialist may be recommended.
To address these conditions, each child physiotherapist at our clinic will utilise a suite of treatment techniques tailored to each patient’s specific needs:
Regardless of your child’s age or physical activity level, our skilled physiotherapists at Fairfield Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Centre are here to assess, treat, and help prevent any movement or functional issues.