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Sports injuries – Sever’s Disease in kids

Sever’s Disease in kids – why so many kids are experiencing heel pain Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist Sever’s Disease, otherwise known as calcaneal apophysitis, is inflammation of the growth plate in heels of growing children. It is more typical in very active adolescents when there is increased growing combined with repetitive stress to the heel. […]

Sports injuries – Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease – knee pain in children Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease is a condition affecting the top of the shin bone (tibia) where the tendon from the knee cap (patella) attaches. It’s more common in boys but generally happens in children that play a lot of sport.  It is an overuse injury that […]