Specialized care for growing athletes (even if they look like adults)
Children’s Mercy is the best in the game when it comes to pediatric sports medicine. At the Sports Medicine Center, we help student-athletes maintain and increase strength and speed through performance conditioning.
When injuries occur, we have the specialized care your student-athlete needs to maximize their healing potential and get back to the competition they love.
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Safely getting them back to the game they love
When a sports-related injury sidelines your athlete, Children’s Mercy has the pediatric-trained specialists to get them back to the game they love as soon as safely possible.
For some injuries, surgery may be recommended. Children's Mercy is a Verified Children's Surgery Center, as designated by the American College of Surgeons. This means your student-athlete will receive the highest level of surgical care available.
Strengthening student-athletes: mind, body and spirit
Sports performance services can help your athlete become stronger. From sports medicine-focused primary care to nutrition to injury prevention to mental wellness, we will work with your child in meeting their personal goals.
Sports-related conditions we commonly treat include:
- Ankle injuries
- Concussions—baseline testing, diagnosis and treatment of concussions in children
- Growth plate fractures or injuries
- Knee pain
- Knee injuries including torn ACL
- Shoulder and elbow injuries
- Sprains and fractures related to sports participation
Sports physical therapy
Your athlete will receive one-on-one care with a licensed sports physical therapist in a facility designed for athletes first. Our expert physical therapists are trained to meet your child’s needs from middle school through their college career, regardless of their sport.