The Australian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for people aged 5-12 AND 13-17 is 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity daily, and three times weekly of strength-based activities.

Physical activity including sport and fitness has a significant role in your child’s life, having a substantial impact on your child’s overall health and wellbeing. Physical activity has benefits for children including increasing muscle and bone strength, coordination and body awareness, thereby promoting healthy physical growth and reducing the risk of adult conditions such as cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2014).

Sport is particularly popular in regional South East South Australia. Our specifically trained paediatric physiotherapists are involved in local community sporting clubs including the Western Border and Mid-South East football and netball leagues, the Little Athletics club, the local netball association, soccer and hockey clubs, baseball, cricket and tennis associations. Sport injuries commonly occur, and physiotherapists are specifically trained in the diagnosis, treatment and management of injuries such as rolled ankles, tight calf or hamstring muscles, sore knees or lower back and troublesome shoulders.

If you are concerned about your child’s sport and/or fitness related injuries or goals, we encourage you to see a member of our team, or seek the assistance of your GP, Paediatrician or Child and Youth Health nurse.

Australian Guidelines for Physical Activity

The Australian Guidelines for physical activity for children aged 5 – 12 recommends 60 minutes of daily physical activity.

Achieving and maintaining this level of activity can be difficult in our busy world. Physiotherapists that work with children can help discuss and develop strategies to support you and your child increase, maintain and/or monitor his or her physical activity levels in a safe environment. Equally monitoring and managing a variety of sporting activities throughout the growing years is important for children. Appropriate management including ensuring adequate recovery lessens the likelihood of overuse or repetitive strain type injuries.

 

Useful Information Links

http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/

https://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/content/F01F92328EDADA5BCA257BF0001E720D/$File/brochure%20PA%20Guidelines_A5_5-12yrs.PD

Common child sports injuries

A range of sprains, tears and strains may occur for children through everyday play, school or sports activities. Children may encounter:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee sprains or tears
  • Back sprains
  • Os good schlatters
  • Severs Disease/calcaneal apophysitis
  • Patella Femoral Joint Syndrome (PFJ)
  • Concussion
  • Overuse injuries

See our professional Physiotherapy team for advice and treatment for these conditions to maximise your child’s health and development.

 

Useful Information Links

http://www.physiotherapy.asn.au/

Warm up and Cool down

Warm-up and cool-down activities need to be included into children’s training and sporting routines. An adequate warm-up prepares the body for a specific activity, as well as helping to prevent injuries to muscles. Warm ups should be specific to the particular sport the child is participating in. These should include but, are not limited to; cardiovascular activity and dynamic stretches which focus on the primary muscle groups used during the activity.

It is often seen in children’s sport that adequate cool downs are dismissed and not viewed to be important, however after participating in high intensity activity, the body needs time to allow for recovery. Typically, a cool down would consist of similar exercises to that which were part of the warm up, however completed at a lower intensity. Stretching after participating in sporting activities is also very important and assists in maintaining flexibility in the joints and muscles.

Injury prevention guidelines have been put together for specific sports to assist in improving your performance and reducing risk of injury. Such programs include the:

  • Soccer- Fifi 11+ Injury prevention program
  • Netball- KNEE Program

 

Useful Information Links

https://www.fifamedicinediploma.com/lessons/prevention-fifa11-kids/

https://netball.com.au/netball-australias-knee-program/

latest news

Keep up to date wtith what is happening here at 1 Stop Health

1 Stop will be closed from 20th December 2019 and will reopen 2nd January 2020
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We're stoked to let you know the Athlete of the Month program is returning for the 2019/2020 season, in conjunction with our key partner Coles

AND.. this year it's BIGGER and BETTER than ever 🥳 with cool rewards and our awesome new award, Volunteer of the Year 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ which we are SO excited about! 🤗

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1 Stop will be closed from 20th December 2019 and will reopen 2nd January 2020
Please check with Admin for each therapist's working hours for January.

The girls at 1 stop would like to wish everyone a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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11th December, 2019

✨ IT'S BACK! ✨

We're stoked to let you know the Athlete of the Month program is returning for the 2019/2020 season, in conjunction with our key partner Coles

AND.. this year it's BIGGER and BETTER than ever 🥳 with cool rewards and our awesome new award, Volunteer of the Year 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ which we are SO excited about! 🤗

Every month from December to April 📅 YOU have the chance to nominate someone to win one of these fantastic awards in the following categories:

👉 Athlete of the Month (Achievement)
👉 Athlete of the Month (Commitment)
👉 Volunteer of the Month

🚨 DECEMBER NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN 🚨

For more information on placing a nomination and for nomination guidelines and criteria, please visit 👉 bit.ly/ColesAthleteandVolunteer

December nominations close Tuesday 31st December.

Anyone can make a nomination so DON'T miss out! We can't wait to see your nominations! 🙂
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4th December, 2019

This Tuesday is International Day of People with Disability #IDPWD. The day aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, and celebrate their achievements and contributions—an initiative OTA fully supports. Register or find an event near you: www.idpwd.com.au/events ... See MoreSee Less

3rd December, 2019

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27th November, 2019

1 Stop will be closed from 20th December 2019 and will reopen 2nd January 2020
Please check with Admin for each therapist's working hours for January.

The girls at 1 stop would like to wish everyone a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
... See MoreSee Less

11th December, 2019

✨ IT'S BACK! ✨

We're stoked to let you know the Athlete of the Month program is returning for the 2019/2020 season, in conjunction with our key partner Coles

AND.. this year it's BIGGER and BETTER than ever 🥳 with cool rewards and our awesome new award, Volunteer of the Year 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ which we are SO excited about! 🤗

Every month from December to April 📅 YOU have the chance to nominate someone to win one of these fantastic awards in the following categories:

👉 Athlete of the Month (Achievement)
👉 Athlete of the Month (Commitment)
👉 Volunteer of the Month

🚨 DECEMBER NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN 🚨

For more information on placing a nomination and for nomination guidelines and criteria, please visit 👉 bit.ly/ColesAthleteandVolunteer

December nominations close Tuesday 31st December.

Anyone can make a nomination so DON'T miss out! We can't wait to see your nominations! 🙂
... See MoreSee Less

4th December, 2019

This Tuesday is International Day of People with Disability #IDPWD. The day aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, and celebrate their achievements and contributions—an initiative OTA fully supports. Register or find an event near you: www.idpwd.com.au/events ... See MoreSee Less

3rd December, 2019

Our Phone lines are working !!!
You can contact us on 8725 5383 for any Physiotherapy or OT appointments.
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