As an Osteopath with 3 active under teenage kids, I have the invaluable experience of watching my kids develop physically while playing a number of sports: tennis, swimming, ballet, lacrosse, basketball and nippers.
In fact I’m poolside now at 5.50am in a chilly Melbourne Monday morning. Brrrr!
At 12 years old our eldest boy is swimming more than 30km a week, plus basketball and nippers.
30km! Some would say that’s a lot for a 12 year old, especially considering that my eldest is not in the least bulked up with muscle.
How has he got there?
It’s a progression, a build, to get to this point, and it’s a path that the body has to take to accommodate the wants of its owner. He has had some aches and pains and they will always happen when loading the body, but he has never had a major injury and there are a couple of reasons for this…
????Management/ treatment of past major issues and the recording or remembering of them. You would not believe how many people forget a broken bone or an operation!
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