1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting your child help. So many parents procrastinate for so long, thinking that child’s pain will “just go away with time,” but then 6 to 8 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed…or it gets worse.
2. Next, have your child do the RIGHT exercises! One of the best things to help your child recovery quickly and safely from an injury is to do the right series of progressed exercises—the right exercises given to you by a physical therapist will help reduce your child’s pain and allow them to move freely again, AND make sure that the problems don’t come back any time soon.
3. Avoid too much rest! While rest is an important part of the recovery process, too much rest won’t do anything to help your child recover quick. Many people believe that recovery means total rest from exercise. But in order for an injury to recover, blood flow is needed which rest prevents. It would really help if your child was given appropriate recovery and strengthening exercises to heal their injury, alongside hands-on treatment, to get them active and healthy again as quickly as possible.
4. Get real, “hands-on” physical therapy! Physical therapy, especially manual physical therapy, is proven to help kids with injuries. In fact, at Sports Performance Physical Therapy, it’s one of our specialties! If your child’s pain is stopping them from playing sports and staying active, and gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends – physical therapy can help get your child back to living the life they deserve as quickly as possible!
If you would like to know how the physical therapy team at Sports Performance Physical Therapy can help your child live with less pain or injury, we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk-free Discovery Visit:
NOTE: This complimentary Discovery Visit is something that we offer to people who are new to physical therapy, skeptical of its benefits, or unsure if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a Discovery Visit so that we can work with your child to find out what is wrong and what can be done—without any financial risk on your part.