As children become teenagers they’re more likely to become involved in competitive sports and probably be required to spend more time at a desk studying . Often the strains asked of a teenage body are not dissimilar to those of an adult body and this can lead to joint and postural problems.
Teenage joints and bones are still growing and developing and are susceptible to excessive and repetitive loads. Scoliosis is most often seen in the teenage years, emphasized by growth spurts and maybe aggravated by heavy school bags.
Osteopathy is a great way to prevent excessive strain patterns from building up in susceptible areas of a teenagers body. It can also be great for creating a healthy awareness of their bodies and allow them to recognize potential problems before they manifest.
- Behavior problems
- Immune System Dysfunction
- Scoliosis (s-shaped curvature of the spine)
- Sporting Injuries
- Muscle strains and tears
- Knee pain (for example: Osgood Schlatters)
- Heel and Foot pain (for example: Sever’s Disease)
- Neck pain due to poor studying posture and/or computer use
- Back pain associated with lifting/carrying heavy school bags
- Repetitive injuries associated with rowing, swimming, tennis, gymnastics
- Injuries associated with playground falls and/or contact sports