Sports Medicine

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Sports Medicine

Whether your child’s sports-related injury happened in a crowded stadium or a cul-de-sac, no one understands that better – or is more prepared to address it – than the Sports Medicine specialists at Nationwide Children’s. Our team of pediatric experts specializes in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries in student athletes of all ages and skill levels.

Why Your Child Needs a Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist:

Children and teens to age 18 require expert care. These kids are still growing. And their health care needs are unique.

  • Children have growth plates, so proper diagnosis and prompt treatment are critical to preventing long-term side effects.
  • In young athletes, ligaments tend to be stronger than bones. Kids can experience certain types of fractures that do not happen to older athletes.
  • Kids experience periods of rapid growth. Related to this, we see conditions unique to younger athletes.
  • The psychology of the young athlete is unique. We know kids — what they think, how they feel, and what they need. The athletes' state of mind is as important as their level of fitness and skill.

Our staff of doctors, athletic trainers and physical therapists are 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.

Convenient, Comprehensive and Community Based.

Community-based sports medicine services are closer to you than ever. Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine provides care at locations throughout Columbus and Central Ohio so you can get your athlete back in the game.  

Orthopedic Center

Orthopedic Center

East Columbus Close To Home Center with Urgent Care at 6435 East Broad St.

East Columbus at 6435 East Broad St.

Hilliard Close To Home Center


Marysville Close To Home Center with Urgent Care


Meet Our Team of Leading Experts.

Our group of pediatric sports medicine experts is unparalleled. Our highly qualified specialists work closely with coaches, athletic trainers, primary care physicians and parents to deliver age-appropriate care designed to get your athlete back in the game: as quickly and safely as possible.

Sports Medicine Services For All Situations.

We offer comprehensive services to address a wide range of needs for all athletes, at all levels.

To learn more about Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine, click the links below:

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