Is your child in pain? If your child is feeling pain due to an injury, St. Luke’s & East Tennessee Rehab Center can help provide relief and a speedy recovery – so your child can get back to doing all the things he or she loves!
Pediatric injuries can typically be placed into two categories: acute or overuse. Acute injuries are caused by a single specific incident, such as a sprain, strain, fracture, or tear. Overuse injuries are caused by excessive repetitive movements over time.
At St. Luke’s & East Tennessee Rehab Center, our treatments for pediatric injuries are conservative and non-invasive, aimed at relieving pain and promoting healing. Our highly trained Morristown, Kingsport, and Newport, TN physical therapists incorporate specialized methods into their treatment plans as needed, such as manual therapy, ice and heat therapies, or ultrasound. They also provide patients with light stretching and exercise plans, in order to improve their range of motion and overall function in the affected area.
It is important to note that pediatric treatments are not the same as adult treatments. Children have different biomechanics than adults because they are still growing – both physically and mentally. Each pediatric injury treatment plan is unique, taking into account the child’s age, level of physical activity, and their continuing physical and mental development.
The overall goal of physical therapy is healing and prevention. In addition to treating the injury, our physical therapists will help strengthen the affected area, in order to prevent additional injuries from occurring. Our physical therapists will also provide your child with helpful warm-up and cool-down techniques in order to lower their risk of sustaining another injury.
If your child has sustained an injury, Contact Us Today at Morristown, Newport & Kingsport, TN Centers. We’ll help diagnose the issue and get your child started on the path toward recovery.