Paediatric Physiotherapy: More than just injury rehabilitation in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Here at Flex Health in Hull and East Yorkshire, we understand there’s a common perception that physiotherapy is something you do when you’re hurt and want to heal. This is especially the case among younger people, as most youths do not experience the nagging aches and pains that come with a long life full of adventures, injuries, bumps, and bruises.

This perception is slowly changing, and we think that’s a positive thing. Physiotherapy is as much about injury prevention as it is about rehabilitation.

Injuries in Hull and East Yorkshire occur in sports far more often than most parents (or children) realise

Consider this: going for a run can be a jarring experience for your body (and knees especially). As adults, we are usually much more aware of this because things have happened in our lives that make us intimately aware of the actual impact running has.

But for a young child or an active teenager that is involved in sports? Such awareness is likely in the back of their minds (if they’re aware of it at all). Remember: when we’re young, we’re invincible; nothing can hurt us.

Until something does.

Preventative Exercises Improve the Body’s Ability to Repair & Recover From the Demands of Sport & Play

We encourage children to get out there and be rough and tumble! Roll in the dirt, climb trees, ride bikes, and do whatever else makes them happy and keeps them active! We also encourage parents to bring their children to one of our leading physiotherapists every now and again in Hull & East Yorkshire so we can teach conditioning, and posture, and work on mobility – especially in the joints.

Physiotherapy has been proven to be an effective preventative tool, helping to prevent injury and mitigate the effects of an injury when it does occur.

Physiotherapy Can Reduce the Rate of Injury & Minimize Downtime When Injuries do Occur

Working together, we will create a customised preventative program that helps your child feel better, perform more effectively in their chosen sport, and have more fun when out and about. After all, there’s no quicker way to take the magic out of a sport they love than for them to experience a painful injury that keeps them out of the game.

If you’re looking to self-refer to physiotherapy with us, you can do this online here. Make sure to contact our friendly team here. Also, visit our state-of-the-art facilities in Hull and East Yorkshire.