The Women's Health Podcast Ep. 048 - Dr. Julie Granger - Are Teenagers Children or Adults?
Updated: Jan 26
In this episode, we have a fantastic conversation all about adolescent health and well-being.
I educate and mentor physical therapists and health professionals to eliminate the awkwardness that comes with helping teens — to instead confidently and expertly guide them and their families toward healthy lives in adolescence and adulthood. I also help entrepreneurial physical therapists and health professionals who are feeling stuck, confused, or overwhelmed about how to start or grow a practice to tap into their intuition and discover a personalized life and business plan that’s both inspiring and reflects what they truly love in life.
In this podcast, we talk about how teens often slip through the cracks as they don't fit into either the adult or pediatric models of care- how some teenage boys can bottle up their emotions and minimize their injuries - and how we can open up a dialogue with them- the importance of allowing children to experience the consequences of their decisions in the process of transitioning to independent adults- why some injuries and pains are more common at different age points (think: bony changes)- why it is essential for health professionals working with teens to know the growth charts and to have good links with radiologists that understand growth plates- some tips for communicating with parents of teens- how to help navigate the rehabilitation timeline with teens (when a week feels like a year!)- how to set up your working environment to make it more "teen-friendly."