Youth Injury Prevention & Education
At Kinetics we strongly believe that there is more that can be done for our younger generation to prevent musculoskeletal injuries. Principal physiotherapist David Cooper has been a consultant to Athlete Development and has a strong interest in youth injury prevention and management.
Senior Physio Jody McGowan has recently completed a Masters degree investigating injury rates at AIMS Games. Her research was published in early 2020 in the peer reviewed Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, titled “The associations of early specialisation and sport volume with musculoskeletal injury in New Zealand children”.
Many of our clinicians have children of their own so we understand the challenges of youth sport and injury. We all strongly believe in a balanced philosophy of free play and sport. We also believe that a lot more can be done to reduce the risk of injury in the younger generation to avoid some of the more serious injuries that we see in the clinic.