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Ohio's Concussion Law
Beginning April 26, 2013, Ohio’s Concussion Law regulating concussion education and management in young athletes will go into effect.
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Young athletes are unlike any other athletes in the world. They are growing. They are learning how far they can push themselves. And their full athletic potential may be years in front of them.
To reach that potential, they need care that meets their unique needs. They 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.
We know how to help athletes prevent injuries. How to help them recover so injuries don’t reoccur. And the right way to build strength and conditioning. The program also includes a comprehensive team of specialists completely dedicated to the care and management of concussions.
We work closely with parents, coaches, Athletic Trainers and primary care physicians to ensure every athlete receives age-appropriate care. Our goal is to give every athlete the opportunity to perform at the highest level.
Early injury recognition. Early treatment to prevent recurring injuries. Sports Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital includes a staff of doctors, athletic trainers and physical therapists. All are trained to provide age-appropriate patient care. In addition to treatment, we partner with parents and coaches to focus on injury prevention, conditioning and age-appropriate activities.
With five convenient locations, we are here to serve you. Find your Columbus, OH Sports Medicine location.
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.
Learn from the experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine. The Athletic Training Workshop is designed for high school students interested in learning about athletic training from the student athlete experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
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.