Back and neck injuries

Adolescent sport and spinal

Sports injuries at any age require clear management.  The demands associated with your school and club sport means that injury management needs to be clear and thorough. Injuries in your growing years need to be optimally treated so to ensure best outcomes for your body now and for the rest of your life.

Sports injuries at any age require clear management.  The demands associated with your school and club sport means that injury management needs to be clear and thorough. Injuries in your growing years need to be optimally treated so to ensure best outcomes for your body now and for the rest of your life.

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Adolescent sport and spinal

Sports injuries at any age require clear management.  The demands associated with your school and club sport means that injury management needs to be clear and thorough. Injuries in your growing years need to be optimally treated so to ensure best outcomes for your body now and for the rest of your life.

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Assessment

The growing years create unique challenges to the sporting teenager. It is a time where participation rate and volume is high and yet the skeleton and muscles are experiencing many changes to length and strength. It is important during these years to understand that some pains are fairly benign and a normal part of growing and which ones may be pointing out an overload of sport for that particular age and stage of development.

In assessment you can expect:

  • A thorough assessment to ascertain the level, volume and any changes of load of sport
  • Physical examination of the injury
  • A working diagnosis or referral to other relevant investigations
  • An initial plan to begin treatment

 

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Treatment

Treating adolescent sports and spinal injury may involve:

  • Rest or restricted volume of sport
  • Ice, compression or bracing
  • Soft tissue techniques
  • Dry Needling
  • Taping and bracing
  • Early movement exercises to specifically aid repair
  • Liaising with school or coach regarding return to sport
  • Liaising with other medical professionals involved in the care
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Rehabilitation

As treatment progresses the focus of management involves more exercise and education.  It is this stage that supervises the exercise and movement from early injury to full recovery and return to sport.

This stage involves -

  • Tailoring specific exercises to address muscle imbalances, weaknesses, joint stiffness, and poor motor patterns.
  • Education to understand your condition and have a graded return to sport plan.
  • Continued liaison with other specialists and coaches.

You can find us at 461 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong. Call 03 9824 6440 for an appointment

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