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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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Taking Care of Athletes from Peewee to Pro

University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute is committed to providing medical coverage for athletes of all ages and levels of competition. Our program spans from serving as the Official Health Care Provider of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Monsters and the Cleveland Ballet, to the sidelines of over 70 colleges, high schools and youth organizations across northeast Ohio. It is our mission to provide athletes with a safe playing environment, leading-edge treatment of injuries, and wellness programs.

Resources For Youth Athletes and Their Parents

Allison Schroeder, MD describes heat-related illnesses

What are heat related illnesses?

Laura Goldberg, MD discusses hydration for young athletes

How do athletes hydrate properly for practice and competition?

Robert Flannery, MD explains Emergency Action Plans

Why should all athletic venues have an Emergency Action Plan in place?

Sean Cupp, MD speaks about preventing concussion

What are the best ways to prevent concussion?

Sean Cupp, MD speaking about tackle football for children

When should kids start playing tackle football?

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.

Additional Resources

Additional resources for youth athletes and their parents.