Sports Medicine News and Updates

View the latest news and updates from the Sports Medicine experts at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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What's New

  • Adaptive Sports Medicine DayJoin us from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, for Adaptive Sports Medicine Day featuring Professional Racecar Driver Michael Johnson. Learn more about the event here.


  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association Presentation: Amy Valasek, MD, and Sakiko Minagawa, MS, RD, LD, participated in an April 9 Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) presentation on the topic of “Staying healthy in the transition from recreational to competitive running."


  • Dr. Valasek Recognition: Amy Valasek, MD, was selected as an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) National Emerging leader for Exercise is Medicine, working with five others on a three-year commitment.

News & Updates

What is Golf Medicine?

What is Golf Medicine?

Whether you and your child play golf to relax on the weekends or to be competitive, a risk of injury exists just like in other sports. It is important to take precautions against getting hurt and to seek medical attention in the case of injury.

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Hockey Injuries: Know the Risks

Hockey season is in full swing and the excitement for end of the season tournaments is just around the corner. For players, parents, and coaches alike, it is important to be aware of the most common injuries that can happen on the ice.


Wrestling and Skin Conditions: Symptoms and Prevention

The sport of wrestling requires close skin-to-skin contact between opponents. This close contact means there is a high possibility of catching or spreading a variety of skin conditions ranging from ringworm, one of the most common, to impetigo and even MRSA.

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Announces Livingston Orthopedic & Surgery Center

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced today the Livingston Orthopedic & Surgery Center, which will break ground in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Changes in Post-Concussion Care: What Parents Need to Know

No athlete wants to sit on the sidelines when they’re hurt, but that’s often what’s recommended to help their brain heal after a concussion – a form of traumatic brain injury.

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No More Sitting in the Dark?

A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy, Sports Medicine, and Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigated objectively measured, self-paced physical and cognitive activity across the first week post-concussion.

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Diagnostic Ultrasound: Evaluating Athletes at a Faster Pace

While most people think of ultrasound as a device used during pregnancy, it is an important tool used by many medical specialties – including sports medicine.