Adolescents participating in basketball, soccer and volleyball, and other organized, high-impact sports are susceptible to accidents and overuse injuries since their bones, muscles, and tendons are still developing.

Some injuries are even caused by adolescence itself: as teens enter growth spurts, they can inadvertently cause stress on their bodies because of the rapid changes in the length of their limbs, center of gravity, and overall body mass.

Injuries and physical issues during the adolescent years require a holistic team approach from providers that understand this crucial phase of development. Because teenage bodies are growing and changing, careful attention is needed throughout the entire rehab process to know when it’s safe to return to activity and play.

Treatment

Renew works with orthopedic pediatricians, local school athletic programs, and youth-serving organizations to develop innovative physical therapy and wellness programs for active adolescents.

We create an individual home exercise and conditioning program, based on the young athlete’s specific sport and performance goals. Renew also provides family education so everyone is involved and can support the rehab process.

With our challenging and empowering programs, adolescent patients gain knowledge of proper body mechanics and a realistic recovery time. They can gain control over their physical capabilities, learn to prevent injuries, and ultimately pursue their athletic goals during this critical time of growth.

Diagnosis/Symptoms

  • ACL strains and tear
  • Ankle sprains
  • Growing pains
  • Epiphyseal problems
  • Groin strains
  • Meniscus tears
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease (Anterior knee pain)
  • Overuse injuries
  • Patello-Femoral Syndrome
  • Salter-Harris fractures (Growth plate fracture)
  • Sever’s Disease (Heel pain)
  • Sports hernias

Locations: Available at all of our offices