Performing Arts Medicine

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The Performing Arts Medicine Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive program within our Functional Rehabilitation and Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy Programs uses a team approach of physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers to treat your young artist.

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.

If an injury is limiting a young performer, our team of athletic trainers and physical therapists will provide a comprehensive rehab program to return them to the stage and competition as soon as possible. Our physicians and staff have extensive backgrounds and experience in dance, gymnastics and cheerleading. They will help your child recover, focusing on core control, strength, flexibility, and high-level balance and functional movement needed for their return to activity.

Services include:

  • Physician diagnosis
  • Physical therapy
  • Athletic training
  • Education and nutrition counseling services
  • Performance coverage
  • Injury prevention and performance enhancement
  • Pilates Mat and Reformer with certified specialists

Some of our specific services for dance include:

  • Pointe readiness screenings
  • Pointe shoe fitting
  • Injury prevention screenings
  • Injury prevention classes

Performing Arts Medicine Program Locations

Dublin Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
5680 Venture Drive | Dublin, OH 43017

Hilliard Close To Home℠ Center
4363 All Seasons Drive | Hilliard, OH 43026

Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany
150 W. Main St. | New Albany, OH 43054

Westerville Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center
584 County Line Road W. | Westerville, OH 43082

To schedule an appointment with:

  • Sports Medicine physician, call (614) 355-6000
  • Athletic trainer, call (614) 355-8737
  • Physical therapist, call (614) 722-2200
  • Sports dietitian, call (614) 355-6051