Sports Medicine Resources for Referring Providers

Our team of pediatric experts specializes in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries in student athletes of all ages and skill levels. 

Whether your patient’s sports-related injury happened in a stadium or the neighborhood park, our staff of doctors, athletic trainers and physical therapists are ready to provide age-appropriate care and get your patient back in the game. 

Megan Liberty

News & Updates

Meet Our New Provider: Megan Liberty, DO, cares for athletes from all sport backgrounds and is accepting new patients.

Dr. Liberty is board certified in pediatrics and primary care sports medicine. She has 18 years of professional ballet training and extensive performance experience.

Patients can schedule an appointment with Dr. Liberty online or call (614) 355-6000.

Resources For Families

Access resources to share with your patients and their families. Featured resources, as well as links to our full Helping Hands library and Sports Medicine articles library, are available below.

Access Helping Hands Conditions Library  Access Sports Medicine Articles Library

A workshop participant is wrapping a woman's ankle. The athletic trainer is watching and providing active instruction.

Athletic Training Workshop

Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine is hosting a workshop designed for high school students interested in emergency medicine, nursing, athletic training, physical therapy or other allied health and medical professions.

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Golf Medicine Program

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Golf Medicine Program has a team of Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certified professionals to treat the young golfer.

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Sports Performance

Our Sports Performance Training program is designed to help athletes achieve their performance goals, reduce their risk for injury, and propel them to long-term athletic success and enjoyment.

Stress Fracture

A fracture is a broken bone. A stress fracture is a complete or incomplete break in a bone. It is caused by repetitive activity.

Sports Medicine: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Impingement syndrome is pain in the shoulder caused by pinching of the rotator cuff muscles beneath the edge of the shoulder blade (acromion).

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a sprain of one of the four major ligaments of the knee. The ACL is a rope-like structure that helps maintain the normal position of the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (leg bone).

Baseball Injuries

Elbow Injuries in Young Throwers

With the increasing participation and competitive level of today’s youth sports, more adolescent and pediatric patients are being evaluated and treated for a variety of elbow injuries.

Dr. Mike Patrick in his PediaCast podcast studio.

PediaCast 545: Common Skin Conditions in Athletes

Dr. Reno Ravindran and Eric Leighton visit the PediaCast studio as we consider common skin conditions in student athletes. Learn the cause, symptoms, treatment, prevention and return-to-play guidelines.

Training Opportunities for Providers

Teen about to shoot a basketball into the hoop at a basketball hoop.

14th Annual Bodies in Motion Conference

This course will educate participants in unique return to sport considerations for the adolescent athlete. Areas addressed in this course will include management of growth plate injuries, the role of imaging in rehabilitation, identifying and managing clinician burnout, ACL return to sport guidelines and testing, motion analysis for throwing and running athletes, and more!

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Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship helps fellows develop and refine the skills necessary to become a well-trained sports medicine and musculoskeletal specialist by offering experience in clinical, teaching, research and research.

Additional Resources

News and Updates

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

Sports Medicine Blog Posts

Access blog posts written by our pediatric experts.

Sports Medicine Locations

Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine provides care at several Columbus and central Ohio locations.