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Musculoskeletal Injuries in school aged children

The most important thing to remember is that in terms of the human body, children are not just mini-adults! They are growing, and the presence of growth tissue immediately pre-disposes them to injuries that the mature skeleton couldn’t get.

At this clinic we tend to see our young people injured at the start of a new sporting season (usually after the Summer break!) or if they are going through a growth spurt. (Young people  are most vulnerable to injury during growth spurts when the metabolic activity in growth tissues increases).