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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.
To reach their full potential, student athletes need a level of expertise found only at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Our Sports Medicine Program offers something adult care providers can’t – a complete understanding of the young athlete.
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.
Nationwide Children's Sports Medicine provides care at several Columbus and central Ohio locations:
For maps and directions, click here.
The Westerville Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center houses the Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine Personal Best Injury Prevention Programs, specifically designed for active youth and adolescents. Both group and individual programs are designed to address all components necessary to prevent injury during physical activity and sports, which can in turn translate into improved performance.
Educational programs for parents and youth coaches will be conducted on-site regularly and as requested to address a variety of sports medicine and first aid related topics. Further information can be found on the Sports
Medicine Web site at www.NationwideChildrens.org/SportsMedicine.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to be the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) official and exclusive Sports Medicine partner. Like the OHSAA, we believe that education is the cornerstone of future success. Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine is committed to the OHSAA and all its member schools in providing educational resources to help improve the health and performance of all student-athletes. We are proud to support our community, its schools, and help foster a great experience in sports.
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Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine experts work to treat athletic injuries and provide services to help prevent them in the first place.
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