Nationwide Children's Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality of care for your child.

Our Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy clinicians provide pediatric and adolescent injury treatment and rehabilitation, tailoring treatment techniques to meet each child's needs.

Explore some of our Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy programs and specializations below.


Concussion and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular Rehabilitation focuses on improving the relationship between the inner ear, brain, eyes, muscles and nerves. This type of therapy is typically used with post-concussion patients.

Hand Therapy

Our Hand Therapy program helps patients with injuries, strains, sprains, trauma or surgical procedures to their hands and arms return to optimal function, strength and range of motion.

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IA STM) is a therapeutic technique that uses specific applied instruments to promote mobilization of restricted tissue.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy focuses on the body’s soft tissues, using varied types of touch on the body for healing and relaxation, pain reduction and stress and anxiety relief.

Performing Arts Medicine

Our Sports Medicine physicians will evaluate for the common injuries seen in all athletes, as well as the injuries specific to young dancers and performers that use extreme ranges of motion.


Pilates is a physical fitness program that focuses on core postural muscles, which help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing spinal support.

Runner's Clinic

Our Runner’s Clinic is a great resource for cross country and track athletes with repetitive stress injuries, as well as runners with specific recurring symptoms.

Therapeutic Taping

Therapeutic Taping is often used as an adjunct to rehabilitation. Taping techniques promote healing of previously injured tissue.

Throwing Evaluations

Softball and baseball athletes ages 10+ who suffer from pain or weakness during overhead throwing activities benefit from our throwing evaluations.