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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    Diaz_Power Development_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Daniel Diaz, NASM-CPT, XPS
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Power Development: Personal Training for Athletes

    At CHKD, our exercise specialists build power development into training sessions to help athletes perform their best and lower their risk for injuries. Learn more. Read full post>>

    Wolfe_Rahabilitating the Mind_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Mark Wolfe, MS, LAT, ATC, FMS
    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Sport Psychology: Rehabilitating the Mind

    Athletic trainers are no longer only needed for the physical aspects of an injury but also the mental aspect of competition. Read full post>>

    Siemers_Cold Water Imersion_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Alissa Siemers, ATC
    Wednesday, May 08, 2019

    Cold Water Immersion For Recovery: Does It Work?

    Is there any scientific proof that cold water immersion (CWI), has any effect on recovery time, muscle soreness, or increased performance? Find out here. Read full post>>

    Mansfield_Proper Eyewear_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Marti Mansfield, ATC
    Friday, May 03, 2019

    Proper Eyewear Promotes Sports Performance

    When it comes to sports performance, don’t overlook an integral part of your child’s equipment: proper eyewear. Read full post>>

    Gilmartin_Does the Shoe Fit_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Kellie Gilmartin MSED, ATC
    Wednesday, May 01, 2019

    Does the Shoe Fit? Proper Footwear Helps Prevent Injuries.

    Too often, an athlete wears shoes that are old, worn, and don’t properly fit their foot type. This is one of the many causes of shin, ankle, and foot injuries. Read full post>>

    Ackerman_Sports Med_Apophysitis_Small Posted By: CHKD Sports Medicine, Beth Ackerman, PT, DPT, SCS
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Apophysitis: 3 Ways Physical Therapy Improves Overuse Injury

    What is apophysitis and how can physical therapy help the four most common types? CHKD Sports Medicine physical therapist Beth Ackerman, PT, DPT, SCS, explains. Read full post>>