The Young Athlete 

Safe development of the growing athlete

Saturday 25th April 2020


This talk helps to provide insight and advice for parents and their children regarding safe and effective sports participation, training and development of young athletes.

Phil Mack, our experienced Consultant Sports Physiotherapist and Sports Scientist will explain the relationship between sports performance and a growing child or young adult. Phil will also explain the best warm up, recovery and development stratagies, as well as how growing pains are best managed.

Sport plays a significant role in the well-being of a child and a well-designed exercise programme enhances the physical, psychological and intellectual elements of a child.

However, the past 10 years has witnessed an increase in the competitive nature of sport from a young age, and subsequently, young athletes train harder and longer and some participate in sport throughout the whole year. As an undesired but inevitable consequence, sports-related injuries in the young athlete have increased significantly.

This is a charity event to help raise money for BORDERS CHILDREN’S CHARITY. A donation on the door would be appriciated. This may be a popular event with limited places, so book your free tickets NOW by clicking HERE.

The talk will be held at: Fiona Hederson School of Dance, Peebles

Other workshop and talks scheduled for 2020 include:

Sports Injuries  Sat 22nd Feb 2020 at Fiona Henderson School of Dance Peebles. Click here to book your free seat

Back Pain – Prevention or Cure Workshop Sat 14th March 2020 at Fiona Henderson School of Dance Peebles Click here to book your free seat

Climbing Injuries – Prevention and Cure Ratho Climbing Centre April 2020 (date to be confirmed)

Phil Mack, Physiohterapist, Peebles Physiotherapy, The Physiotherapy clinics

Phil has over 17 years of experience working with professional and international athletes and teams throughout UK, Australia and South Africa, including the South African Springboks, Leicester Tigers and Ulster Rugby as well as the South African Triathlon Team.