Suite 4, The Hub Professional Centre
Christie Way
Aberfoyle Park
South Australia 5159

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-T: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands on therapy
  • Physio Group Exercise – individuals, semi private and groups
  • Gym Programs
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Real Time Ultrasound Assessments

Level 3 55 Gawler Place
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

  • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Reception Hours
  • M-T: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Services Offered:

179 Halifax Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

  • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Reception Hours
  • Mon: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands on Therapy
  • Mobilisation/Manipulation
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work & Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy Group Exercises – individuals, semi private and groups

Suite 2 131-133 Grange Road
Beverley
South Australia 5009

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Services Offered:

Suite 10 539 Greenhill Rd
Hazelwood Park
South Australia 5066

  • Mon: 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-T: 8:30am – 7:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 12:30pm

506 Lower North East Road
Campbelltown
South Australia 5074

  • Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-F: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands-on treatment
  • Manipulation
  • Mobilisation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Home Visits

50 Beach Road
Christies Beach
South Australia 5165

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-F: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 12:30pm

237 Hampstead Road
Northfield
South Australia 5085

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-F: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm

586 North East Road
Holden Hill
South Australia 5088

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-T: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm

153 Sturt Road
Dover Gardens
South Australia 5048

  • Mon: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Reception Hours
  • M-T: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:30pm

166 Daws Rd
Melrose Park
South Australia 5039

  • Mon: 9:00am – 8:30pm
  • Tue: 8:00am – 7:30pm
  • Wed: 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • Mon: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • TWT 9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm

188 Main South Road
Morphett Vale
South Australia 5162

  • Mon: 7:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • Mon: 8:15am – 7:40pm
  • TWT: 8:30am – 7:40pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 6:45pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 12:45pm

8 Stradbroke Road
Newton
South Australia 5076

  • Tue: 1:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Services Offered:

2/257 Fullarton Road
Parkside
South Australia 5063

  • Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 6:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Reception Hours
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands-on treatment
  • Manipulation
  • Mobilisation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Home Visits

Suite 3 267 Marion Road
Marleston
South Australia 5033

  • Mon: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Services Offered:

Knee Injuries Are Increasing Amongst Children… Why Is This?

In recent years, the number of children and young people getting knee reconstructions has risen. This can be attributed to children’s sports becoming faster and more professionalised.

Doctors, Physiotherapists and sports injury authorities have noticed that the number of children having their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) replaced has increased. Medicare data also supports this, it was revealed that in the last 15 years the number of children needing ACL reconstructions has tripled.

The ACL ligament is one of the most crucial knee ligaments. It provides a lot of the stability required for the knee to function during running and the loading of sports. The ACL can be injured when:

  • someone swivels
  • changes direction rapidly
  • lands awkwardly after jumping

Elite athletes that take part in sports such as Netball, AFL Football and Rugby often suffer from ACL injuries. However, we don’t normally associate these injuries with kids sports.

Whilst the female anatomy makes teenage girls more susceptible to an ACL injury, because boys are more likely to play football than girls, the number of boys needing an ACL reconstruction is higher than girls.

An ACL reconstruction is a serious procedure. Treatment is not only expensive but it also requires long rehabilitation and recovery times. Once the operation has been completed, there is a greater risk of the patient suffering from osteoarthritis.

Children are being encouraged to take sport more seriously

Lots of reasons are cited for the increase in ACL injuries amongst children. For example, doctors now have more accurate tools like MRI’s. These produce more of a precise diagnosis. It can also be attributed to the fact that more children are playing organised sport at a younger age. This means that they are spending longer playing sport than they were in the past. Hence, they are becoming more serious and committed to one type of sport.

Games are now moving at faster speeds. They are also being played indoors on synthetic turf and grasses that are drought proof. Children are wearing sport-specific shoes that may add to the increase in injuries that we are seeing amongst children that are playing sport.

Prevention programs can provide a solution to the problem

For some children, it may be hereditary for them to suffer from ACL injuries. If other family members have experienced an ACL injury, it’s important that they are encouraged to take part in precautionary warms ups before sports.

A robust warm up is recommended, involving dynamic movement, dexterity and lots of changes in direction. Kids may also engage in specific training exercises to enhance the muscle control over the knee joint and therefore improve the stability in dynamic situations.

Physios play an important role in the preventative exercises that kids can do, as well as the assessment, management, and rehabilitation after surgery. If you have a child that needs advice or assistance then contact your local Core Physio today.

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