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Physical Therapy for Young Athletes

Sports are a fantastic way for kids to build relationships, strategy skills, strength, endurance, and so much more! However, it's important to know who to call in the event that your child sustains an injury.



Physical therapy can help with sprains, strains and overuse injuries to help your young athlete get back on the field!





Here are just a few of the injuries we can treat:


  • Tennis Elbow (inflammation of tendons connecting forearm muscles to outside of elbow)

  • Pitcher's Elbow (strain caused by strong repetitive overhead motions)

  • Knee Dislocation (occurs when the foot is planted on the floor and a quick change of direction or twisting motion occurs. Common in soccer, gymnastics and long jump)

  • Knee Ligament Injuries (Also called a knee sprain, often occurs when the knee joint becomes unstable due to a sport injury.)

  • Shin Splints (Irritation or minor tears caused by overwork. Common in runners and dancers.)


Many injuries can build up over a

period of time. Early intervention in childhood injuries can prevent long term damage and keep them in the game!

If your child is experiencing joint or muscle pain that may be related to their recreational activities, give us a call to see how we can help.


See the links below for more information on common pediatric sports injuries:


Video | Overuse Injuries in Youth Athletes


Health Tips | What is Pitcher's Elbow?


Guide | Physical Therapy Guide to Little League Shoulder (Proximal Humeral Epiphysitis)


Guide | Physical Therapy Guide to Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)