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Why CHKD Sports Medicine Physical Therapy?

Author: Caroline Campbell
Published Date: Monday, January 30, 2017

More and more children are participating in sports and suffering injuries. Whether they get hurt on the court, on the field, on the mat, or in the gym or studio, CHKD’s specialized physical therapy services are designed to fit their specific needs.

As the region’s only comprehensive sports medicine program dedicated exclusively to young athletes, CHKD’s experienced team of pediatric and adolescent sports medicine physical therapists is in a league of its own.

At CHKD, young athletes receive treatment in a unique environment with other young athletes – making rehabilitation more fun and engaging. They work with therapists who specialize in the treatment of sports injuries in growing bodies, allowing athletes to get back in action as quickly as possible.

The sports medicine physical therapy team at CHKD works closely with referring physicians and school athletic trainers to provide better coordination of care and oversight of the athlete’s return to play.

Services offered include:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Functional training
  • Return to sport testing and training
  • Manual therapy
  • Modalities (including Cold Laser and GameReady®)
  • Aquatic therapy/swimming rehabilitation
  • Dry needling
  • Dance medicine therapy
  • Post-concussion syndrome rehabilitation
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Strong Girls – ACL injury prevention program
  • Personal and group fitness
  • Sports performance training
  • Motion analysis with Dartfish software for running, swimming, pitching and jumping

With locations in Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, sports medicine physical therapy services are never far from home or school.

Sports medicine physical therapy requires a physician referral.

Physician’s interested in referring a patient to CHKD’s sports medicine physical therapy program should use PowerChart or call (757) 668-7529 (PLAY). Physicians may also fax paper prescriptions to (757) 668-2399.

About Caroline Campbell

Prior to joining CHKD as a physician liaison, Campbell worked for four years as an exercise physiologist and business development manager for NovaCare Rehabilitation and was responsible for outpatient physical therapy facilities in Delaware, Maryland, Southeast Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in exercise science from the University of Delaware, with a concentration in kinesiology and applied physiology and a minor in Spanish.