Children often partake in lots of physical activity both at school and on the weekends. It is not uncommon for children to participate in 2-3 sports at any one time, in addition to running around at school. This high level of physical activity can place load on developing structures in the body. Fortunately, children are quite flexible and always growing, enabling their bodies to heal relatively quickly.
‘Growing pains’ is a common term used for symptoms experienced by a child or adolescent during, or immediately following a growth spurt. The mechanism of this painful and sometimes debilitating condition is related to soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves) becoming stretched and overextended as a result of new skeletal (bone) growth.
It is important that these injuries are identified and diagnosed early in order to maintain or return to their physical activity levels. It is our job to make sure we get them back to what they love doing in a safe and timely manner.
At Hills Street Sports Medicine, we have a range of products to help you achieve your health goals and recover from your injury. Some of these products include:
- OBUS Back Supports and OBUS Seats
- Lumbar Rolls
- Orthotics – see above section
- New Balance Shoes
- Orthoheel Thongs
- Exercise Equipment – Foam Rollers, Dura Disc, Wobble Board, Reflex Ball, Exercise Balls, Theraputty
- Therabands/Resistance Bands and Stretch Bands
- Bambi Pillows
- Sports Tape, K-Tape, Dynamic Tape
- Braces – Knee, Patella, Shoulder, Lumbar, Ankle, Wrist, Thumb, TFCC, Tennis Elbow, Pelvis
- Cervical Collars
- Heat Pack and Ice Bags
Our Unique Advantage
Our unique advantage is our collaborative multidisciplinary team. We are fortunate to have Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Orthopaedic Specialists, Massage Therapists, and Psychologists, who all work under one roof. This allows us to closely work together to provide our patients with a true collaborative management plan addressing all Biopsychosocial factors. This allows our patients to get access to the leaders in their fields to ensure they get the best care possible.
In addition to this, we have access to an extensive range of specialist equipment in our onsite functional rehabilitation centre. Our fully equipped and functional rehabilitation gym houses specialist equipment which is specific to the rehabilitation of certain injuries. With 35 years of excellent service on the Central Coast, Hills Street Sports Medicine is one of the longest established multi-discipline Sports Medicine Centres in Australia.
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