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Children and Adolescent Musculokeletal Problems
Hour long appointments for under 16s now available at same price as standard 40 minute appointments. Please ask for under 16 appointment when booking
Children and adolescents develop musculoskeletal pain for a variety of reasons, some are the same as adults (poor posture, injury, overuse) and some are due to the growing skeleton and occasionally disease. In all cases the developing body can have an influence on pain and the structures injured. Jacqui Parfitt has recently gone on a course specifically looking at musculoskeletal injury in children and adolescents and plans to attend part 2 of this course in May 2016.
Because assessments and treatment planning can take longer in this age group (for many reasons) Jacqui Parfitt prefers to have hour long appointments to ensure that the young person does not feel rushed and that there is sufficient time to explain findings and treatment to both the young person and their parent/ guardian