Sports Medicine Program for Young Athletes

Sports Medicine Program for Young Athletes


The Sports Medicine Program at the Herbert J. Louis Center for Pediatric Orthopedics focuses on injury prevention and dedicated care for growing athletes and young adults.

According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, up to 5 million children in the U.S. are treated in emergency rooms each year for sports-related injuries. Phoenix Children's has the only comprehensive Sports Medicine Program in the state that caters to the unique needs of child, teen athletes and young adults.

In growing children, injuries and medical problems in the bones, growth plates, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints are often quite different from conditions more commonly seen in adults. Our sports medicine experts not only recognize those injuries, but also treat those injuries while understanding these kids and teens are still growing.

Through a comprehensive assessment, treatment, and follow-up care, young athletes get the support and treatment they need to recover and participate in physical activity.

Our mission is to provide the highest-quality, family-centered care and education based on best practices in sports medicine for young athletes.

Our aim is to provide comprehensive and collaborative care through a team-based multidisciplinary approach, involving a network of institutional and community partners.

In addition, we are committed to community service through provisions of education, event participation and specialized care of the young athlete.

Download educational information on sports medicine.


Peyton broke her back after being thrown from her horse. With help from
Dr. Kristina Wilson, director of the Pediatric Sports Medicine Program at
Phoenix Children's, Peyton was able to get back into the saddle again.

Watch Peyton's incredible story on FOX 10's Smart Parents, Healthy Kids!

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