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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:
For maps and directions, click here.
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