Sports Medicine Services

A Comprehensive Range of Pediatric Sports Medicine Services

As a cohesive team, the physicians, surgeons, therapists, physical trainers and neuropsychologists at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital work with patients, families, coaches, athletic trainers and primary care physicians to provide a complete range of sports medicine services for children and young adults. Athletes come to us for assistance with:

Programs, Consulting and Educational Services

To improve performance and optimize patients’ recovery, sports medicine services offer the following programs:

  • Performance training
  • Injury prevention and safe return to play
  • Sports readiness
  • Strength training
  • Conditioning for sports
  • Nutritional analysis and counseling

In addition to working closely with a young patient, we often involve her coach, athletic trainer and/or primary care physician to speed recovery and to help prevent similar and other injuries in the future.

Family-Focused Care with Child Life Specialists

Because we focus solely on children, we have a wealth of caregivers dedicated to helping your child get through any medical procedures or hospitalization with minimal anxiety. Our child life specialists can help with:

  • Preparation for tests, surgeries and other procedures
  • Support during medical procedures
  • Application of comfort measures to allow parents to hold their child during procedures and for caregivers to explain procedures in language that is understandable to children and alleviates anxiety
  • Therapeutic medical play using special dolls, stuffed animals and medical equipment
  • Activities to continue normal growth and development of infants, children and adolescents in patient rooms and/or activity centers
  • Sibling support
  • Emergency room interventions
  • Pre-admission tours and information
  • Outpatient consultation with families

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