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Our sports medicine team aims to provide education for our community through our orthopedic and sports medicine specialists. Members of our team are available at events to answer any questions regarding accessible, quality healthcare.

Sports Medicine

US News - Stanford Children's HealthKids play hard and don’t like being on the sidelines. Our team of sports medicine physiciansphysical therapists and athletic trainers work with kids of all ages to minimize the risk of injury and time away from sports.

From concussion testing and treatment to minimally invasive procedures for sports injuries, Stanford Children’s Health sports medicine specialists keep kids performing at their best whether they’re on the court, field, track, stage or in the pool. We also have dedicated programs to help young runners and cyclists performing at their best.

Our Sports Medicine Program is part of Stanford Children’s Health Orthopedic Center. It is comprised of experts with specialized fellowship training in sports medicine and pediatrics, making it a young athlete’s optimal choice for injury prevention, recovery and maximum performance. Our Motion and Sports Performance Laboratory is equipped with dynamic motion-capture technology that measures and records the force and motion of joints, helping us make data-driven, customized recommendations to help improve performance, prevent injuries and recover quickly and safely. Additionally, the program’s multidisciplinary team collaborates with specialists outside of sports medicine to provide athletes with comprehensive support.

Back to soccer without surgery

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When budding soccer star Kaden got injured, his mom didn’t have to look far for care. Stanford Children’s Health athletic trainers are on the sidelines at all of Kaden’s home games, and they connected him to a team of sports medicine experts who offered a non-surgical option that worked for his growing bones.

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