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Hours

Mondays - Thursdays:
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fridays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(last patient check-in one hour prior to closing)

Location

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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About Our Center

Our team of experts is backed by more than 70 years of orthopedic leadership.

Our Sports Medicine program at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is part of one of the largest and most widely respected pediatric orthopedic practices in the United States — and the world.

At our brand new Center for Sports Medicine, we offer a variety of sports performance, rehabilitation, and training programs developed and run by physicians, athletic trainers and occupational and physical therapists who specialize in sports medicine.

Our "multidisciplinary approach" also incorporates specialists from Orthopedic Surgery, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cardiology and Nutrition.

Programs & Services

The Center's many services include:
  • Sports Performance Programs to help with core strength, coordination, balance and biomechanics — improving your child's performance and preventing injury.
  • One-on-one personal assessment and training (including 3-D computerized running analysis).
  • Multidisciplinary “Concussion Clinic” to evaluate and treat teens and children of all ages (with pre-season baseline cognitive testing available to compare brain/cognitive function before the season starts, then after a head injury). Learn more about our baseline concussion screening.
  • Physical therapy that's catered to your child's development and skill level.
  • Next Step Training program for patients to prevent injury and continue with a supervised exercise routine.
  • Research projects to progress the field of pediatric Sports Medicine.
  • Community education programs to promote the latest research and ideas in Sports Medicine.
  • Evidence-based interventions in surgery, medicine, etc.
  • Certified hand therapists — occupational or physical therapists with advanced clinical skills in the rehabilitation of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions and injuries.

Center for Sports Medicine Team

Backed by more than 70 years of orthopedic leadership, our team of experts work with you and your doctor to see young athletes through treatment and recovery.

Our Physicians
Our Physical Therapists/Athletic Trainers
  • Tim Duer, PT, CSCS
  • Matthew Harris, DPT, CSCS
  • Angela Heckler, DPT, ATC
  • Stephanie Kushman, DPT, ATC
  • Wendy Novick, DPT
  • Kenneth Rogers, PhD, ATC
  • Brie Sheppard, PT, DPT
  • Derek Wagner, DPT
Our Sports Nutritionist
  • Gina Barusevicius, MA, RD, CSSD, LDN

Inspiring Stories from Our Patients and Families

  • Wrist Pain: Alyce-Faye
    Wrist Pain: Alyce-Faye

    Alyce-Faye was experiencing wrist pain. And it was getting worse — a real concern for anyone, but even more so for an athlete working towards the Olympics.

  • Concussion: Jumani
    Concussion: Jumani

    Wrestling had been an important part of Jumani’s life. But in December of his junior year, he experienced a major blow to his head that left him unable to see or maintain his balance.

  • Spinal Stress Fracture: Leighanne
    Spinal Stress Fracture: Leighanne

    Leighanne first knew something was wrong when her pain progressively got worse during gymnastics training. She began with simple home treatment of ice and rest, but that didn’t ease the pain.

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear: Mia
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear: Mia

    Mia played competitive basketball for her high school and local travel teams. During one game, an opposing player fell on the outside of her right knee.

  • Back Injury: Tony
    Back Injury: Tony

    Tony started figure skating when he was just 5 years old. Now at 14, his dream was to win nationals. But would he be able to perform at his best with a prolonged back injury?

  • Vinnie: Back Fracture
    Vinnie: Back Fracture

    In the winter of seventh grade, Vinnie was diagnosed with a bilateral fracture in his lower back. Like many athletes, he admitted that he “played through the pain.”

Our Award-Winning Care

At Nemours, you receive award-winning orthopedic care.

When you bring your child to Nemours, know that you’ll get top-notch care. It’s why we were ranked among the top six in the country for pediatric orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report's 2014–2015 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals.”