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Whether your child is a youth athlete striving for peak performance, is struggling with growing pains, or wants to optimise their function and development, GymTherapy is here to help your child recover, rehabilitate, and achieve thier health and performance goals.


Youth development and rehabilitation is a specific branch of physiotherapy focused on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adolescent injuries and conditions, particularly those related to growth, and maturation. An understanding of childhood growth and development is important, providing specialised support to this age group to enhance function and reduce the risk of injury. It is a holistic approach to optimsing maturation and development, whether you're child is recovering from an injury, struggling with growing pains, or are looking to optimize their function and enjoy physical activity

Youth development and rehabilitation


Our youth development and rehabilitation services encompass a wide variety of assessments, treatments, and techniques, individualised for you dependent on the injury and/or pain presentation. It includes:

1. In-Depth Musculoskeletal Assessment

A thorough assessment to determine the cause and root of pain/injury and your child's stage of development is the first step in designing a personalised treatment plan.


2. Manual Therapy & Soft Tissue Techniques

A variety of techniques may be used to reduce initial pain and target specific goals such as increasing joint range of motion and muscle extensibility. Learn more about ​our Treatment & Therapy


3. Individual Rehabilitation & Development Program

A tailored exercise and mobility program is then implemented to target areas of weakness, optimise development and address deficits that are contributing to your child's pain and injury presentation.

4. Re-assessments & Treatment

Following the initial consultation, a plan is developed in collaboration with you including re-assessment follow-up consultations and appropriate treatment to continue your child's development & rehabilitation

5. Support & Guidance

Throughout the process, continuous support and guidance is provided to ensure you are informed throughout. We educate you and your child throughout their rehabilitation and development journey on injury prevention strategies to minimise the risk of future injury and optimise performance.


Youth development & rehabilitation is suitable for a wide range of individuals, including:

  • Youth athletes and sports enthusiasts of all levels

  • Children and adolescents recovering from sports injuries

  • Those experiencing growing pains 

  • Those seeking to optimise their child's physical development and movement patterns

  • Anyone looking to reduced the risk of childhood and adolescent-specific injuries

Choosing youth development and rehabilitation at GymTherapy means you will benefit from:

  • Improved function and movement patterns

  • Faster recovery from injury

  • Rehabilitation that allows your child to continue to live an active lifestyle

  • Enhanced development and performance in sport and daily activities

  • Personalised treatment plans developed in collaboration to suit your needs and schedule

  • Expert guidance on youth development, injury prevention and management


We address a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Ankle Sprains and Instability: Common in sports, these injuries involve overstretching or tearing of ligaments of the ankle. The most common ligaments injured include the ATFL and Syndesmosis.

  • Osgoof-Schlatter Disease: A specific condition for adolescents that causes pain at the front of the knee. Rapid growth is a key contributing factor to the development of this pain. 

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury: Injury to the ACL of the knee which prevents anterior translation of the tibia. Common on those who compete in sports that involve rapid changes of direction such as football, rugby, netball, and AFL.

  • Sever's Disease: A similar condition to Osgoods-Schlatter disease, however, this affects the heel bone. It tends to occur earlier in childhood compared to Osgood-Schlatter disease.

  • Stress Response & Fractures: Overload and micro-trauma to the bones causing inflammation and cell damage. If this continues, they may become stress fractures. Common in adolescents going through growth and maturation and those who participate in long-duration activities such as marathons and triathlons. 

  • Elbow Pain: Commonly called 'Little League Elbow' this condition is a result of overuse of the inside of the elbow at the growth plate.

  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome): A condition whereby irritation and inflammation occur to the outer edge of the shin bone (called the Periosteum)


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