(021) 4636642


Unit 2 Market Green Medical Centre

Market Green, Midleton, Co. Cork

Young Athlete

Sporty kids and adolescents are often clocking up a high number of hours in a number of different sports, all while still doing the important business of growing!

There are many musculo-skeletal conditions unique to young people, in particular sporting adolescents. While some kids tend to focus on one or two sports, it is not unusual for others to be involved in multiple activities with intensive schedules and little recovery time. Although exercise has undeniable benefits, sometimes the body struggles to keep up with demand, and this can lead to increased injury occurrence or delayed healing. At Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic our Chartered physiotherapists are experienced in assessing and treating these growth-related injuries such as Osgood-Schlatters disease.

For all growing athletes, the time period before and after the Peak Height Velocity Growth Spurt is also extremely significant in the Long-Term Athlete Development model. At Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic our Chartered physiotherapists are experienced in guiding athletes through this time of physical adaption regarding the introduction of resistance training, load management, flexibility training and adequate nutritional intake. Athletes can also benefit from movement screening during this time in order to address any joint restrictions or muscle imbalances (see Injury Prevention; see Orthotics).

All the Chartered physiotherapists at Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic are comfortable working alongside your trainer, coach or manager to incorporate your rehabilitation/strength and conditioning programme into your training, working together to get you fully fit.

If you have any questions about injuries in the sporting adolescent, or training load advice for this age group, please call the clinic:

Imokilly Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic at (021) 4636642 or email appointments@imokillyphysio.com

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Please do not attend your physio session if you are feeling unwell.

Client Testimonials

Having been dogged with injury I decided to have a full prehab/FMS screen with Colette at Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. My starting score was 12/21 which placed me in a high risk injury bracket but by doing my corrective exercises, I not only played through the whole season un-injured but I also got my score up to 17/21 by the end.

- T.B, Killeagh GAA

I had spent a significant amount of money elsewhere on unwearable orthotics, before coming to Imokilly Physiotherapy Clinic. The orthotics I got here are by far the most comfortable to wear, and I wouldn't put a pair of shoes on without them!

- MB, Ladysbridge

Having had a long long history of back-pain which was then managed surgically with a dynamic fusion I was nervous about commencing any exercise. My neurosurgeon recommended that I attend a physiotherapist-led clinical Pilates class and I was lucky to find Sarah. Her entire approach is aimed at individualised rehabilitation, namely the individual assessment, tailored exercise programmes, small classes and follow-up emails. The standard of Pilates service is far superior to a fitness-based drop in class, and hence ideal for those with injuries.

- AB, Little Island

Chronic Achilles tendinopathy was limiting my ability to progress my marathon training and I knew that I had to tackle it properly to allow it to heal. Although it was frustrating to step back from training, I am now running painfree and hoping for a marathon PB

- ED, St Finbarrs