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Comprehensive care and treatment for children and adolescents with acute and chronic injuries.
Because a child’s bones, muscles, brain and other organs are different than an adult, they respond much differently to injuries, stress and athletic training, and require comprehensive, specialized treatment. The Sports Medicine Program at Texas Children's Hospital utilizes an interdisciplinary approach for the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of young athletes with acute and chronic sports injuries and is the only sports medicine program in the area focused solely on the unique needs of the pediatric athlete.Our board-certified sports medicine doctors work collaboratively with orthopedic surgeons, a pediatric and musculoskeletal fellowship-trained radiologist, sports-focused physical therapists and dietitians, as well as with other Texas Children's Hospital sub-specialists when needed.
Our program also places a large emphasis on wellness and injury prevention, with special understanding of the unique needs of school-age athletes and young women. Our comprehensive program offers services including physical therapy, musculoskeletal radiology, nutrition, orthopedic surgery and young women's services in a state-of-the-art, patient-centered environment.
A state-of-the-art facility
Our 28,500-square-foot sports medicine facility is located on the 5th floor of Texas Children's Hospital West Campus in Katy. It houses a 3,000-square-foot gym, 2 radiology exam rooms, 3 casting rooms and 16 exam rooms for seamless, patient-centered service and houses advanced technologies, including robotic dynamometry for isokinetic testing, motion recording and analysis to enhance rehabilitation.
- Running: A Pocket Guide Resource (Texas Children's Hospital)
This guide is designed to provide educational information only to help parents educate children on the importance of physical activity.
- Physical Therapy: ACL Rehabilitation Guide
- This guide is designed to communicate evidence-based physical therapy for the young athlete with an isolated ACL injury.
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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands