Online Course
Developing Physically Active and Sporty Kids – Overuse Injuries and Burnout
Gain the knowledge to help keep your paediatric athletes injury-free and enjoying sports

1-1.5 hours





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Tracy Prowse
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Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer

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A large number of children and adolescents participate in organised sports every year. While there are clear benefits associated with physical activity, there is a trend for children to specialise sooner and train more. As a result, children are experiencing more overuse injuries, and some are burning out. Physiotherapists are well-placed to work with parents and coaches to help prevent and manage these conditions in children.


This course aims to introduce overuse injuries and burnout in children and discuss prevention and management strategies.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.3 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • define overuse injuries and burnout
  • discuss risk factors for sporting injuries in children
  • identify strategies to prevent and manage injuries in children
  • explain the key components of a warm-up session
  • discuss conditioning and strength training for children

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Tracy Prowse: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.
Non-financial disclosure related to Tracy Prowse's Mindfulness courses: I am a board member of the Institute for Mindfulness in South Africa.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
I recommend this course to anybody who works with children (teacher, trainer and physiotherapist)!
Johan Mühren
Tracy Prowse provides an excellent overview of contributing factors to overuse and burnout in children and how to assess, consider and manage these risks for our young population. She backs her presentation with relevant articles, guidelines, and expertise.
Claire Horn
United States
It is an interesting course which offers information about kids and sports. It also gives an idea of how to reconsider the pace our kids need to participate in sports until a certain age.
Janne van