Hunter Physio provides specialised children’s physiotherapy services in Newcastle. 20+ years experience

At Hunter Physiotherapy we understand that children and adolescents are not simply smaller versions of their parents. Young people have distinct and individual needs, which is why we are pleased to be able to offer physiotherapy services specifically tailored to meet the requirements of children and adolescents.

Physiotherapy For Children

Children and adolescents, especially those that play a lot of sport, require an experienced child physiotherapist who understands them and their bodies; and will know how to support their sports career, whilst also preventing long term chronic problems from arising.

Growth Related Pains

Growth related pains and injuries often occur during a growth spurt and usually involve the developing end of a long bone, called the epiphysis, or the attachment of a muscle or tendon to a bone, termed an apophysis.

These growth related conditions can be extremely painful and debilitating.

Common growth related conditions that should not be ignored include:

– heel pain ( Sever’s Disease )
– knee pain ( Osgood Schlatters Disease or Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome )
– adolescent spinal pain
– hip and groin pain or stiffness (Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis)

Individualised Advice To Help Your Child

Hunter Physiotherapy provides a full assessment and explanation of growth related pains; advice to help manage the right amount of sport and activity based on each individual child or adolescent; and specific strategies to address strength or movement impairments. These strategies can help to alleviate pain and improve participation in sport and general activity.