Pediatric Sports Injuries Eden Prairie, MN

Back Pain & Sports Injuries In Children

Nicole R.

"Wellspring Health Center helped me improve my overall health and posture. I had a sports injury, making it extremely difficult to walk and perform day-to-day activities. I am now more aware of how to prevent tension and improve posture through stretching and exercise. The staff was/is extremely caring, supportive, and friendly. I enjoyed working with all of the therapists - everyone was great! They worked well with me even when my insurance provider wouldn't. I noticed 100% improvement in my health and mobility from my first consultation."

Mary E.

"I had a shoulder injury from swimming - over-usage maybe. I called my insurance's member services. They listed PT places in my area and Wellspring Health Center sounded the most interesting. The last two months have been rewarding to come to Wellspring. The staff is very considerate and courteous. I am now back to almost everything. I like the added value of learning how to improve my posture and strengthen my core."

Pat R.

"My low back was accidentally hit by a golf cart. I was in a lot of pain and sitting was difficult. I attended a golf workshop and staff from Wellspring Health Center were there offering a free massage. I learned more about them and went in for a consultation. I was very impressed with their holistic approach... In the past when I have gone other places for various injuries, I was given exercise sheets to do on my own with very little "coaching". At Wellspring all of the staff pay attention to how you are doing. The exercises follow a progression and build on the basics. I can honestly say Wellspring Health Center has made a lifelong impact on my life."

Dan M.

"I had low back pain from playing golf. I could not work a full day and could not play golf or do my exercises. After treatment at Wellspring Health Center, my core strength and flexibility was greatly improved. I even have a better golf swing -more powerful with less stress on my back! I would recommend Wellspring to anyone."

Michael C.

"I injured my neck while squatting and started having shooting pain into my head whenever I lifted weights. I was really upset. It turned out I also had terrible posture too. Wellspring Health Center has the best team of healthcare professionals. I have ever worked with and some of the kindest, nicest, most patient people I've had the pleasure of knowing. Thank You!"

Back Pain In Children

Complaints of back pain in a child or adolescent used to be uncommon. It was usually associated with a certain condition such as curvature of the spine, a broken spinal bone, inflammation, a tumor, or infection.

More recently, however, reports of back pain among children are much more common.  It is largely due to children carrying heavier backpacks, sitting for long periods in front of screens, and injuries.  By the age of fifteen, 20-70 percent of children will report back pain. Parents need to know that back and joint pain in childhood can grow into a chronic pain issue in adulthood. Imbalances in posture, curvatures in the spine, tightness, and restrictions in the muscles can magnify as a child grows.

Wellspring Health Center utilizes a holistic team approach to treat the root cause of imbalances that cause back and joint pain in children. Our nurse practitioner and physical therapist work together to diagnose and correct imbalances that cause pain without medication or surgery.

Most insurance plans cover our care and no doctor’s referral is needed.

Acute Sports Injuries & Overuse Injuries In Children

Is your child an athlete? It is estimated that there are approximately 60 million youths, aged 6-18, who participate in organized sports. Of those 60 million, approximately 45.9%-54% will sustain some form of sports injury. If your child is feeling pain due to a sports injury Wellspring Health Center can help provide relief and a speedy recovery – so your child can get back to doing the sport he or she loves!

Sports 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. Some examples of overuse injuries include frozen shoulder, flexor tendinitis, shin splints, tennis elbow, and golfer’s/Little Leaguer’s elbow.

Benefits of Physical Therapy For Kids

At Wellspring Health Center, our treatments for back pain, joint pain, and sports injuries in kids are conservative and non-invasive, aimed at relieving pain and promoting healing. Our highly trained Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists incorporate specialized methods into their treatment plans as needed, such as gentle manual therapy and myofascial release. They also provide patients with light stretching and exercise plans, in order to improve the 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 sports injury treatment plan is unique, taking into account the child’s age, level of physical activity, and 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 for his or her sport, in order to lower their risk of sustaining another injury.

Contact Wellspring Health Center to get started!

If your child suffers with back or joint pain or has sustained a sports injury, schedule a complimentary consultation with Wellspring Health Center today at Eden Prairie, MN. We’ll help diagnose the issue and get your child started on the path toward recovery!