Sports Medicine Facilities
What is RIO?
Learn about RIO, the tool that allows scientists to track national high school sports injuries.
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Our staff of doctors, athletic trainers and physical therapists is trained to provide age-appropriate care for our patients. We emphasize the importance of early injury recognition and treatment in order to prevent recurring injuries. In addition to treatment, we partner with parents and coaches to focus on injury prevention, conditioning and age-appropriate activities.
Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have conducted studies on sports injuries, functional body control, injury prevention and more. In addition to the information on this page, browse our articles or find an answer to a frequently asked question.
The Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is home to the only team in the country collecting sports injury surveillance data in a national sample of high school athletes. Through the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study, certified athletic trainers from U.S. high schools use an internet-based data collection tool, RIO™ (Reporting Information Online), to prospectively report athletic exposure and injury data for athletes participating in 18 sports.
According to a study by researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital, gymnastics leads to 27,000 hospital visits each year.