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A report in the Daily Telegraph on 14/9/13 provoked this answer to a commonly asked question.

Overuse injuries are due to an area being overloaded leading to it not being able to repair. This often results because of faulty body use, posture and support. Additionally, insufficient rest does not allow repair and adaption, which produces stronger tissues for the task instead of injury.

It is important when the child is doing an activity that their body is being used in a manner that is supporting it so it is not being overstressed and breaking down (i.e. This is good posture). This is crucial if an activity is done repetitively to ensure overuse does not occur, leading to injury.

It is important that the body use/ posture is natural so it can be sustainable. The child should not have to think about how they do the task but rather they will adopt the proper body use, once it is learnt, after a while.

In an Osteopathic Examination, after ensuring there is no mechanical issue the child will be instructed in ways to use the body so the tissues are not overloaded and overused resulting in injury. They actually adapt and get stronger as the load is shared amongst many regions of the body.

For successful adoption of body use it must be subconscious and NATURAL, and this occurs after instruction and repetitive doing.

It is recommended that professional help be sought to guide this process.

This is what you can do.

Overuse injuries are due to an area being overloaded leading to it not being able to repair. This often results because of faulty body use, posture and support. Additionally, insufficient rest does not allow repair and adaption, which produces stronger tissues for the task instead of injury.

It is important when the child is doing an activity that their body is being used in a manner that is supporting it so it is not being overstressed and breaking down (i.e. This is good posture). This is crucial if an activity is done repetitively to ensure overuse does not occur, leading to injury.

It is important that the body use/ posture is natural so it can be sustainable. The child should not have to think about how they do the task but rather they will adopt the proper body use, once it is learnt, after a while.

In an Osteopathic Examination, after ensuring there is no mechanical issue the child will be instructed in ways to use the body so the tissues are not overloaded and overused resulting in injury. They actually adapt and get stronger as the load is shared amongst many regions of the body.

For successful adoption of body use it must be subconscious and NATURAL, and this occurs after instruction and repetitive doing.

It is recommended that professional help be sought to guide this process.

This is what you can do.