Growing Pains

Growing Pains

By Nick Nyman – Physiotherapist Growing pains unfortunately can be a limiting experience for kids as their bodies go through growth spurts. Knowing the common symptoms that physiotherapy can assist with can be helpful in getting the right care early. Why do...
Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease

By Jasmine Angelev, Physiotherapist What is Osgood Schlatter disease? Osgood Schlatter disease is a common cause of knee pain in growing, active children and adolescents. It is due to inflammation of the shin bone growth plate where the knee cap (patella) tendon...
Children & Growing Pains

Children & Growing Pains

Growing pains, a term that has been loosely thrown around whenever a child complains of aching knees or ankles. “Ah, it’s just growing pains, it’ll go away soon” or “Oh, it’s growing pains. It means you are growing taller, that’s good.” But what is...