For many kids, sports are a big part of their adolescent and teen years. These days, young athletes are training year-round and participating in more intense competition, which means sports injuries are on the rise. These can range from common bruises, sprains, and fractures to more severe ACL tears and concussions.
Your child will benefit from a team of sports medicine experts that specializes in helping young athletes stay safe and active.
Expertise in pediatric sports medicine.
Our sports medicine team at provides comprehensive care for all young athletes. We create a complete treatment plan that will get your child back in the game and feeling healthy.
Comprehensive Pediatric Sports Medicine Care
We treat a full range of sports-related conditions, including bone and joint injures such as:
- Amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome (AMPS)
- Ankle injuries
- Back pain
- Chronic pain
- Knee injuries
- Overuse injuries of the elbow or shoulder
- Sprains and strains
We also have experience treating non-orthopedic sports medicine conditions, including:
- Heart conditions
- Irregular periods (menses) in female athletes
Complete, Comprehensive Services and Features
When you come to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children for sports medicine treatment, you can expect complete care from a team of experts. We build a personalized treatment plan that fits your child's needs and athletic goals. Treatment can include:
- Nonsurgical treatments, such as joint injections
- Physical therapy
We focus on using nonsurgical treatments whenever possible. If these treatments don’t work, we also have orthopedic surgeons who are trained to treat young athletes. These experts can perform surgeries that won't affect your child's growth.
We also have a comprehensive concussion program. The program treats acute, subacute, and chronic concussions. Our team includes a group of experts who are trained in treating concussions in young athletes. The team includes:
- Pediatric optometrists
- Physical therapists
- Visual/vestibular therapists
We also strive to improve care within our community. To that end, our team educates local pediatricians and family medicine doctors. We highlight how to diagnose and treat some of the most common conditions young athletes face, such as overuse injuries.