Physical Screening

If your child is starting to play seriously, competing several times a week, it is wise to consider arranging a physical screening for them.

A physical screening is normally carried out by a chartered physiotherapist who checks for things such as body alignment, muscle imbalances and growth-related problems. If these things are not picked up early and your child carries on with serious training, injuries will surely follow.

The physiotherapist will recommend a series of exercises that will correct any conditions discovered. As a general rule, any child over the age of 10 who is training hard on a regular basis should consider having a physical screening once every six months.

Children who are experiencing growth spurts and those with particular injuries may consider having screenings more often. A sports injury clinic should be able to help you with a screening. 

What to do if your child gets injured
The R.I.C.E. principle
Injury prevention