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Sports Medicine

Children and teens to age 18 require expert care, especially when they’re serious athletes. These kids are still growing. And their health care needs are unique.

To reach their full potential, student athletes need a level of expertise found only at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Our Sports Medicine Program offers something adult care providers can’t – a complete understanding of the young athlete.

Our comprehensive team of specialists works closely with coaches, athletic trainers, primary care physicians and parents to deliver age-appropriate care designed to get athletes back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.

Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine provides care at several Columbus and central Ohio locations:

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Sports Medicine

The Westerville Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center houses the Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine Personal Best Injury Prevention Programs, specifically designed for active youth and adolescents. Both group and individual programs are designed to address all components necessary to prevent injury during physical activity and sports, which can in turn translate into improved performance.

Educational programs for parents and youth coaches will be conducted on-site regularly and as requested to address a variety of sports medicine and first aid related topics. Further information can be found on the Sports
Medicine Web site at

Sports Medicine News & Updates

Dr. Lyle J. Micheli of Boston Children’s Hospital will be a Guest Speaker at Grand Rounds on May 7th 2015 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Spine Injuries in the young athlete. [Read Dr. Lyle J. Micheli's Bio]

Injury Prevention in Young Athletes

Whether your son or daughter is playing a sport year-round, participating in private lessons/coaching, or playing on an elite AAU or club team, young at... [read more]

Healthy Meals and Snacks for the Busy Athlete

As a registered dietician, a common phrase I hear is: “I have no time to eat breakfast, plan meals, or pack snacks for th... [read more]

Concussions: What Parents Need to Know

Over the last few years, concussion has become the most common diagnosis seen in our sports medicine clinics. Because these injuries occur so frequen... [read more]

Athletes and Hydrating: What You Need to Know

Athletes are always being reminded to hydrate and coaches are always encouraged to offer more water breaks. But the recent death of a Georgi... [read more]

Does your Child Need a Sports Physical?

It’s that time of year again. Time for Pre-Participation Exams (PPE) or better known as sports physicals. All young athletes’ middle school and olde... [read more]


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