Children Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries and Physiotherapy

Children Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries and Physiotherapy

Children often experience the same kinds of musculoskeletal injuries and sports injuries as adults do; especially as their skeletons are still growing and their bones are more weak than adults.


When it comes to active children, sports injuries may be quite hard to avoid. This can range from minor cuts and bruises to more serious pains and strains…or even more serious still, bone fractures and soft tissue ruptures.

Injuries in children can happen for many reasons, including not wearing adequate protective equipment, not warming up their bodies enough or correctly, not compliance to safety and even dehydration or rough play.

Some of the most common musculoskeletal sports injuries in children:

  • Joint Sprains– a sprain refers to a ligamental injury that is either overstretched or torn. Ligaments are really tough, fibrous connective tissue that connects two or more bones in a joint, and helps to prevent excessive movement of the joint.

    What’s scary is that one can injure more than one ligament in a single sprain.

    One of the most common sprain is ankle sprains, and they are the most common injury treated by our musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapist. These kinds of sprains usually occur during a sports or a casual activity, but one may get it even by walking over uneven terrain.
  • Muscle and Tendon Strains – a strain is similar to a sprain, but happens to muscles and tendons. Muscles are tissues composed of specialized bundles that is able to contract and lengthen to produce force for movement. Tendons instead are tough cords that connects muscles to bones
  • Growth Plate Injuries – in some injuries, children may injure their growth plates. Growth plates is an area where tissues are still growing, and are found at the ends of long bones in children and adolescents who are still growing.

    When growth is complete, usually in adolescence, this growth plate becomes fully solid bone.

    Long bones of the body are such as the long bones of the forearm, fingers, the hip bone, the leg bones, the ankle, the foot – if any of these bones becomes injured, you’ll need to seek professional medical help from a doctor who specializes in bone injuries in children and adolescents (your GP will be able to advise you or visit our doctor list here)

Physiotherapy Treatment of Children Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries

Our musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapists are trained and experienced in the assessment, diagnosing and management of musculoskeletal injuries.

We use the latest evidence-based practice (EBP) and often with good clinical results.

They will help to provide rapid pain relief, identify what is wrong with your child’s back, neck or other painful areas of their bodies, as well as to teach your child exercises that will help to reduce pain and accelerate healing.

Identifying the core and common issues that aggravate the condition and doing the exercises prescribed by our physiotherapists will help avoid prevent musculoskeletal injuries in the future.

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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.

Areas of specialization

  • physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
  • hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
  • podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
  • read more on our specializations here

All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.

Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. They then provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations.

As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).

The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).

The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at +6588001830 or email, thanks!

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