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UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute

Comprehensive Care & Resources for Young Athletes

The sports medicine experts at UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s are committed to providing world-class care for young athletes.

Children and adolescents require highly specialized care that considers their age, stage of growth and performance levels. Because their bones, muscles, ligaments and joints are still growing, the physiology of youth athletes is vastly different from that of adults. When pediatric sports injuries occur, accurate diagnosis and treatment are crucial to avoid long-term growth or developmental effects.


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Offering in-person, video and telephone visits. Call 844-710-6928 today to see which option is right for your child.

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Youth Services & Programs

Orthopedic Injury Clinics

Walk-in, same-day care for sports injuries provided by pediatric sports medicine experts.

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitation services for young athletes.

Sports Physicals

Find a pediatric practice near you to schedule your child’s sports physical today.

Performance Training Classes

University Hospitals has partnered with T3 Performance to offer sports performance training classes for athletes 12 years of age and up.

Strength Training Classes for Children & Adolescents

University Hospitals and T3 Performance follow guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics for safe and effective strength training in young athletes.

Additional Resources

Additional resources for youth athletes and their parents.

Browns Partnership

As the official healthcare partner for the Cleveland Browns, our team of experts provides care both on and off the field, from pee wee to pro. The following videos feature our sports medicine experts discussing important sports-related topics:

Sean Cupp, MD speaking about tackle football for children

When Should Kids Start Playing Tackle Football?

Laura Goldberg, MD discusses hydration for young athletes

How to Hydrate Properly For Practice and Competition

Sean Cupp, MD speaks about preventing concussion

The Best Ways to Prevent Concussion

Allison Schroeder, MD describes heat-related illnesses

How to Recognize and Manage Heat Related Illness

Robert Flannery, MD explains Emergency Action Plans

Why All Athletic Venues Should Have an Emergency Action Plan in Place

Allison Schroeder, MD, explains whether a pre-participation physical is necessary for every athlete

Why Are Pre-Participation Physicals Required for Every Athlete?