Pediatric injuries are not the same as injuries in adults and should not be treated the same. Children and teens are not just small adults and typically don't suffer from the same orthopedic problems as their parents. They have not fully developed and their growth plates are still open which can cause pain and functional loss.
The specialty of pediatric orthopedics tailors treatment of impairments to the younger population, always keeping the precautions of treating children at the forefront of the plan of care. Our mission is to recover your child's active lifestyle without disturbing the course of normal development.
Some conditions we successfully treat that are typically reserved for the pediatric population include:
Osgood-Schlatter's Disease, Little League elbow, Pitcher's shoulder, Sever's disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis, Legg Calves Perthes, Spondylolysis, and Scoliosis
General orthopedic conditions we see that can also occur in the younger population include:
Stress fractures, joint sprains/strains, tendon rupture, shoulder separations, shin splints, broken bones, tennis elbow, and Jumper's knee
If you have any questions about treatment for your child's specific condition, please contact one of our clinicians directly.
Pediatric Physical Therapy
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