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Children Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries and Physiotherapy

Children usually experience the same types of sports and musculoskeletal injuries as we adults face, but theirs is more vulnerable and at risk because their skeletal and muscle systems are still growing, and their bones are not as strong as adults' bones.

Symptoms of injuries in children

When we have active children...as parents, it can be hard, but it may be difficult to avoid sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

These injuries can be:

These injuries can happen for a variety of reasons, from

  • not warming up enough (we know children can go into bursts of speed without warm up)
  • not being safe enough
  • not wearing protective gears
  • rough play
  • accidents
  • etc

common sports and musculoskeletal injuries in children

Joint Sprains such as wrist sprains or ankle sprains

A sprain is an injury to the ligament that is usually overstretched out of the ordinary, resulting in small micro-tear or worse tears. Ligaments are tough fibrous connective tissues that can connect two or more bones together, and keeps a joint stable.

The most common type of sprain is the ankle sprain, which usually occur during sports but can even be sustained by walking over uneven or normal terrain, and they are commonly treated by our senior musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapists.

Muscle and Tendon Strains such as calf muscle injuries

A strain is very similar to a sprain, but's moreso of the muscles and tendons.

Our muscles are specialized tissues that are able to contract (shorten) and extend (lengthen) to allow/create movement. Tendons are very very tough fibrous cords that connects muscles to bones.

Growth Plate Injuries

In some cases, children may unfortunately damage or injure their growth plates, which are usually found at the ends of their long bones.

These growth plates, like their name implies, helps to lengthen and grow the bones, and if they're injured, may cause imbalanced growth of the bones.

Physiotherapy Treatment of Children Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries

Phoenix Rehab are very particular on who they onboard for their senior musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapists. They need to be trained and experienced in assessing, diagnosing and management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries.

Our assessments and treatments are based on evidence-based-practice and researched to ensure that clinical outcomes are good to great.

When your injured children are brought in for a session with us, our senior therapists will:

  • help to provide quick symptomatic pain relief techniques to decrease pain experienced
  • assess, understand and identify what exactly is wrong with your child
  • treat the core problem and the symptoms (pain, swelling, etc)
  • teach your child exercises that will help to reduce pain, improve movement and accelerate healing

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Phoenix Rehab Physio Services

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


Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, usually will benefit / require Hand Therapy to

  1. manage and decrease hand pains
  2. improve range of motion, strength and dexterity
  3. increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations

Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes


Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.

It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.

You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.


  • Cupping TCM
  • Auricular Therapy TCM
  • Herbal TCM Medicine & Supplementation


Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and  shorten downtime / recovery period required.

It also prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle performance. Having regular deep tissue and sports massage will keep your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence.

Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.


All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).

See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.

At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.

Follow up sessions are inline to 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 appreciate you as our valued clients and want you to know that the # 1 way we grow as a clinic / brand is through word of mouth referrals from valued patients like yourself.

We prefer not to rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients. When you have the chance, please tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our physio clinics.

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