About CHKD Sports Medicine

CHKD's sports medicine program offers the most comprehensive care for your young athlete. From diagnosis and treatment to customized rehabilitation plans, we specialize in physical therapy and injury prevention programs for active children and teens. Our team is composed of pediatric orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physician assistants, certified athletic trainers and pediatric sports medicine physical therapists.
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    SportsMed_Kids are not Adults_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Nicole Lloyd, PT, DPT, ATC
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    In the World of Sports Medicine, Kids Are Not Little Adults

    Kids are still growing and developing, both mentally and physically, up to the age of 18 or older, and that sets them up for a variety of injuries that adults do not experience. These injuries include physeal and apophyseal injuries. Read full post>>

    SportsMed_Sport Specialization Overuse Injuries_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Deborah Fischi, ATC
    Monday, March 11, 2019

    Overuse injuries due to Sport Specialization and the Overextended Athlete

    Young athlete’s bodies are still developing and their bones are not completely formed yet. This causes muscles and tendons to put increased stress on open growth plates, which can lead to overuse injuries. Read full post>>

    Sports Med_Specialized Care_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Nicole Lloyd, PT, DPT, ATC
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    Sports Injuries: Kids Need Specialized Care

    Research shows – and experts agree – that kids benefit from specialized healthcare when it comes to treating sports injuries and navigating a successful recovery. Read full post>>

    CHKD Sports Med_Joint Pain May Signal Osteochondritis Dissecans_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Charlie Wise, MS, ATC
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Joint Pain May Signal Osteochondritis Dissecans

    Some children who play sports develop a condition called osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). It happens when bone underneath a joint’s cartilage dies from a lack of blood flow. Read full post>>

    CHKD Sports Med_Is it too cold to exercise_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Kat Kussart, MSEd, ATC, LAT
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Is It Too Cold To Exercise Outside?

    Exercising in the cold can be done safely when taking the appropriate precautions. Read full post>>

    chkd sports med_graston_small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Alexandra McVicker DPT, OCS
    Monday, January 21, 2019

    Graston Technique: Physical Therapy Method Speeds Up Injury Healing

    The Graston technique is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, which allows physical therapists to realign tissue fibers and promote healing. Read full post>>