Participating in sports can provide a range of benefits for children, including improved physical health, self-esteem, and social skills. However, as with any physical activity, there is always a risk of injury. Sports injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to more serious injuries, such as fractures and concussions. In this blog post, we will explore how pediatric physiotherapy can help children with sports injuries.

Understanding Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can occur in any part of the body and can range in severity. Common sports injuries in children include:

Sprains and strains

Ligament tears




Symptoms of sports injuries can include pain, swelling, redness, tenderness, and limited range of motion.

How Pediatric Physiotherapy Can Help

Pediatric physiotherapy can play a crucial role in helping children recover from sports injuries. Here are some of the ways in which pediatric physiotherapy can help:

Pain Management: Pediatric physiotherapists can use a range of techniques, such as massage, heat therapy, and ice therapy, to help manage pain and reduce inflammation in the affected area.

Restoring Range of Motion: Pediatric physiotherapists can teach children specific exercises and stretches to help restore range of motion in the affected area. This can be particularly important for injuries to the knee, ankle, and shoulder.

Strengthening Exercises: Once range of motion has been restored, pediatric physiotherapists can recommend specific strengthening exercises to help improve muscle function and prevent future injuries.

Balance and Coordination Training: Pediatric physiotherapists can also provide balance and coordination training to help children regain their confidence and reduce the risk of future injuries.

Return to Sport Planning: Pediatric physiotherapists can work with coaches and parents to develop a safe and effective plan for children to return to sports. This can include recommendations for modifications to activity levels, training regimens, and protective equipment.

Why Choose Pediatric Physiotherapy at Absolute Health & Wellness?

At Absolute Health & Wellness, we understand the importance of getting children back to their sports as quickly and safely as possible. Our team of highly skilled pediatric physiotherapists has years of experience working with children with sports injuries. We use a range of techniques, including pain management, range of motion exercises, strengthening exercises, balance and coordination training, and return to sport planning, to help children recover from their injuries and get back to their sports.

We work closely with parents, coaches, and healthcare providers to develop individualized treatment plans that address the specific needs of each child. We provide a supportive and compassionate environment where your child can feel comfortable and motivated during their therapy sessions. Our goal is to help your child achieve a full recovery and prevent future injuries.


Sports injuries can be frustrating for both children and parents. However, with the right care and support, most children can make a full recovery and return to their sports. Pediatric physiotherapy can play a crucial role in helping children recover from sports injuries. At Absolute Health & Wellness, we specialize in providing personalized care for children with sports injuries. If your child has suffered a sports injury, contact us to schedule a consultation. Our team of highly skilled pediatric physiotherapists is here to help your child get back to their sports safely and quickly.

Interested in learning more?

Read on in our series of articles on Pediatric Physiotherapy!

About the Author - Dr. Johann de Chickera

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Dr. Johann is a fully licensed Naturopathic Doctor. His approach emphasizes the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and improving one’s health naturally. Dr. Johann obtained a Doctor of Naturopathy at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Education at CCNM is a vigorous four years, with a curriculum involving biomedical sciences, physical diagnosis, clinical nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, botanical (herbal) medicine, physical medicine, homeopathy and lifestyle management.

While Dr. Johann has a general practice, he focuses on fertility, hormonal imbalances, gut health, and autoimmune disease.

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