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Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine experts work to treat athletic injuries and provide services to help prevent them in the first place.
Read about the only team in the country collecting sports injury surveillance data in a national sample of high school athletes.
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PediaCast Episode 261 with Dr. Thomas Pommering
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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If recognized and treated properly, most children will recover fully from a single concussion. However, kids who sustain multiple concussions over a young sports career tend to take longer to recover each time and are more likely to experience prolonged post concussion symptoms or cognitive impairment. The Concussion Clinic at Nationwide Children's utilizes the expertise of pediatric Sports Medicine specialists and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists, along with neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, neuropsychologists and athletic trainers to best manage pediatric concussions
Grace Hyden has recently returned from the World Irish Dance Championships in Boston. Her minor and junior figure (choreography) teams won first place! For the first time ever in Columbus & Cleveland Irish Dancing history, her dancing school 'The Academy' brought home not one, but TWO World Championship Team Titles! There are three age groups for team competitions at the World Championships: Minor (Age under 13) Junior (Age under 16) & Senior (Age 16 & over). Grace, with her team won the Minor and Junior team sections.
There were thousands upon thousands of competitors from all over the World. Dancers hailed from the USA, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Mainland Europe and even countries as far as China and South Africa took part where Irish immigrants have built up Irish Dancing.
Grace was also a patient here at Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine in our Functional Rehabilitation and Performing Arts Medicine Programs. Grace was recovering from a leg injury sustained during training that was preventing her from rehearsing and performing. Grace worked with one of our Sports Medicine physicians and athletic trainers, and through hard work and dedication, Grace was able to return to the stage with her team and help capture the title of World Champions! We are very proud of Grace.
Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine has produced a number of injury prevention tips. These videos present various injury prevention tips for some of the most common sports injuries, including knee injuries.