Sports Medicine

Helping Student-Athletes Reach Their Full Potential

Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine

The Leader For Student Athletes

Sports Medicine

Why is Sports Medicine Different for Kids?

Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine is a team of experts who specialize in the treatment and prevention of injuries unique to the student athlete. Your young athlete requires specialized care. Here’s why:

  • 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. This can predispose kids to 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.

Children and teens to age 18 require expert care, especially when they’re serious athletes. These kids are still growing. And their health care needs are unique.

Sports Medicine Online Scheduling

Does your child have a new injury or need a concussion evaluation? Schedule your Sports Medicine appointment online today.

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Meet Our Team

Our comprehensive team of specialists works closely with coaches, athletic trainers, primary care physicians and parents to deliver age-appropriate care designed to get athletes back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.


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. 

New: Sports Medicine services are now available at Reynoldsburg High School. Take a tour of the clinic online. Call (614) 355-6000 to request an appointment at this location.

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


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Online Scheduling

Sports Medicine Online Scheduling

Does your child have a new injury or need a concussion evaluation? Schedule your Sports Medicine appointment online today.

Our new online scheduling tool allows you to view available appointments and conveniently choose the sports medicine physician, date and time that works best for you.