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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    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>>

    CHKD Sports Med_Overuse Injuries_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Deborah Fischi, ATC
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Five Tips to Lower Your Child's Risk for Overuse Injuries

    A growing trend to specialize in one sport is leading young athletes to develop overuse injuries. These tips will help lower your child's risk for overuse injuries. Read full post>>

    CHKD Sports Med_Turf Toe_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Lauren Crockett, MS, ATC, VATL
    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Turf Toe: Seek Treatment Early

    If your child plays sports and experiences these symptoms in their big toe, they may have a condition that’s commonly called “turf toe.” Read full post>>

    CHKD Sports Med_Sudden Cardiac Arrest_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Eric McClung, ATC, CSCS, EMT, VATL
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes

    How can we prevent sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes? A thorough pre-participation physical done by the athlete’s primary care physician is an important first step. Read full post>>