Sports Medicine

US News - Stanford Medicine Children's HealthKids play hard and don’t like being on the sidelines. Our team of sports medicine doctorsphysical 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 treat any sports-related condition and keep your child 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 Medicine Children’s Health Orthopedic Center. It is comprised of experts with specialized fellowship training in sports medicine and pediatrics, meaning we are uniquely able to help your child recover, prevent future injuries, and improve their performance. Additionally, our team collaborates with specialists outside of sports medicine to provide your child with comprehensive support.

Our specialized programs

  • Our Motion Analysis and Sports Performance Laboratory, which 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 your child’s performance, prevent injuries and recover quickly and safely.
  • Sports nutrition services, including consultations with a sports dietician.
  • Our Young Athletes Academy, which partners with local school and club teams to provide sideline athletic training support, education, and more.

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