Children’s Mercy offers the Adaptive Sports Medicine Program at two convenient locations:
Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine Center at Village West
Children’s Mercy College Boulevard
The Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine Center at Village West offers your child or teen the opportunity to work out in a 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art sports medicine facility under the supervision of a physical therapist experienced in adaptive sports medicine. Also available at Village West is our 3D motion capture and gait analysis technology, which can be helpful in developing your student-athlete’s plan for therapy and activity.
And, because of the hospital’s relationship with Sporting Kansas City and U.S. Soccer, it’s not unusual for Children’s Mercy student-athletes to work out alongside other high school and professional athletes.
The Sports Medicine Center is part of the Division of Orthopedics, nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about the Sports Medicine Center.
Meet the physician
Children’s Mercy is one of the few hospitals in the nation with a fellowship-trained rehabilitation medicine physician who specializes in caring for children and adolescents with adaptive sports medicine needs.
Mark Fisher, MD, FAAPMR, has expertise in caring for the musculoskeletal, biomechanical, neurologic and developmental considerations in youth with disabilities. His passion and focus are always on maximizing the function and independence of his patients. He believes supporting access to recreation, physical activity, and sport is a powerful way to do this. He also is experienced with adaptive sport-specific issues, such as classification, equipment and regulations related to prescribed medications.
In addition to Dr. Fisher, your child may work with physical therapists, athletic trainers, prosthetists, orthotists, and equipment providers whose expertise will align with your child’s individual needs.
Families do not need a referral to schedule an appointment with the adaptive sports medicine program. Contact us with questions or to set up an appointment: call (816) 234-3970 and select option 1.