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The Young Athlete:

Sports injuries in children are different than those in adults and a child’s rehabilitation process is different than that of their parents.  With more and more children specializing in one sport, repetitive injuries and underused muscles occur at a higher frequency. The physical therapists at Positive Steps Therapy work closely with one another as well as with local physicians to establish appropriate protocols for the return of their injured athletes to sports. Our therapists believe in active rest to condition the child and keep them healthy in the safest way possible in order to prepare them to return to their sport of choice.

We see children with a variety of sports and overuse injuries including though not limited to:

  • Stress Fractures
  • Severs Disease, Calcaneal Apophysitis
  • Sinding Larsen Johansson Disease
  • Little League Elbow
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Muscle strains
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Ligament sprains
  • Joint dislocations
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Spinal injuries
  • ACL injuries

The pediatric patient responds differently to injuries and their rehabilitation should be handled by those who know.