Conditions We Treat

The experts at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Center are equipped to treat any type of sports-related injuries in children of all ages.

Common examples of problems we take care of on a regular basis include (but are not limited to):

  • Acute injuries  (ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee & shoulder injuries, and fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (tendinitis, stress fractures, and back pain)
  • Growth Plate injuries
  • Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) and other head injuries
  • Athletes with chronic or acute illness such as infectious mononucleosis, asthma or diabetes
  • "Return to play" decisions in the sick or injured athlete
  • Athletes with eating issues, menstrual irregularity, and/or bone density loss
  • Nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids and performance issues
  • Specialized guidance for youth and women athletes
  • Exercise guidance for patients who want to increase their fitness
  • Injury prevention for all ages
  • Pre-participation sports physicals
  • Assessment of sport-specific needs in specialized populations such as Special Olympics athletes

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