Sports Medicine Clinical Services

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Sports Medicine Clinical Services

Services Offered

Our team at the Center for Sports Medicine offers a full spectrum of world-class care for youth and adolescent athletes throughout the Midwest.  Through our highly qualified professional staff and expertise in a specific age range, we are able to provide a higher quality and comprehensive standard of care for student athletes.

Injury Prevention and Treatment


Acute or chronic illness or conditions

Heat illness, exercise-induced asthma, female athlete triad, compartment syndrome, mononucleosis, and nutrition-related concerns affecting performance. Learn more about hydration and how to avoid heat illness.

Ankle and foot

Fractures, sprains, strains, instability, Achilles tendon and peroneal injuries
Learn more about ankle injuries and ankle strengthening tips.

Back

Sport-related back pain, spondylolisthesis, and spondylolysis

Concussions

Sports-related concussions. Learn more about concussions

Core Strengthening

Learn some quick tips on how to strengthen your core and help prevent sports-related injuries. Noella Dowma, one of our sports physical therapists, tells you all you need to know in this short video.

Elbow

Dislocations, fractures, Little League Elbow, medial/lateral epicondylitis, UCL reconstruction (Tommy John)

Forearm/Wrist/Hand

Dislocations, fractures and overuse injuries. Learn more about gymnast's wrist.

Hip

Avulsion injuries, impingement, labral tears, and snapping hip syndrome

Knee

ACL injuries, sprains, meniscal tears, Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD), patella dislocations, and patellofemoral knee pain. 

Children's Mercy offers the first and only ACL Injury Prevention Program in the Kansas City area operated and managed by athletic trainers and physical therapists with sports medicine physician oversight. You can also watch a KMBC story to learn more about how Children's Mercy is preventing ACL injuries.

Read how Children's Mercy helped an All-American linebacker get back on the field.

Nutrition

Proper nutrition can play a key role in recovering from an injury. Learn all you need to know in this article about proper nutrition.  

Shoulder

Dislocations, mult-directional shoulder instability, labral tears, rotator cuff strains, AC separations, and Little League Shoulders. Read about Children's Mercy and how it helped two teammates on their road to recovery.

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