Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine experts diagnose, rehabilitate, and help prevent sports injuries in children.

At Nemours, our Sports Medicine teams understand how sports related injuries can impact your child — and how each child's individual growth should be taken into consideration with their personalized rehabilitation program. So we do whatever it takes to diagnose and rehabilitate sports injuries in children and get them back in the game — safely.

 
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Sports Injuries in Children We Treat

At Nemours' locations offering Sports Medicine, we treat:

  • knee: patellar instability, anterior knee pain, anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus tears, cartilage damage
  • ankle: ligament tears, instability, cartilage damage
  • shoulder: dislocations, impingement and tendonitis
  • elbow: Little Leaguer’s elbow, tennis elbow, loose bodies
  • spine: spondolysthesis (when one spine bone slips in relation to the one below it), muscle strains/sprains
  • hip: dance, ice hockey and ice skating injuries
  • head: concussions
Preventing Sports Injuries in Children

We also focus on preventing an injury before it happens:

  • customized conditioning ("prehabilitation") regimens that concentrate on core strengths to prevent overuse injuries and develop good body mechanics
  • pre-season screenings
  • intervention counseling: when and how to rest, how to play

Jacksonville

Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville

807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Phone: (904) 697-3600

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families

At Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, we provide comprehensive, personalized care for sports injuries in children.

Access to a Full Range of Pediatric Specialists

  • radiologists for specialized on-site X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, and blood
    flow studies
  • cardiologists for pre-participation screening
  • pulmonologists to treat for exercise-induced asthma
  • neuropsychologists for post-concussion follow-up
  • child psychologists

We welcome a young athlete’s referral by a primary care doctor or pediatrician if there is a diagnostic question about the injury, or if the child continues to experience pain or limitation as a result of the injury. Parents may also self-refer their child to our specialized Sports Medicine Program if they are concerned that the injury may have a lasting impact on their child’s performance goals.

More Services from Nemours' Sports Medicine Program

 
Sports Injuries in Children Assessment
We offer for your young athlete:
  • evaluating the adolescent's skeletal maturity
  • testing for overuse syndromes
  • diagnosis of growth center overload injuries such as epiphysitis
    or apophysitis
  • understanding the athlete's performance goals, current and future
  • customized care plans, including evaluation of sports readiness, strength training, and general conditioning for recreational or competitive sports
 
Surgical Intervention
At our pediatric partner hospital, Wolfson Children's Hospital, we offer surgical intervention for:
  • ACL reconstruction
  • shoulder stabilization
  • arthroscopy
  • cartilage restoration
 
Preventive Services
  • customized conditioning ("prehabilitation") regimens that concentrate on core strengths to prevent overuse injuries and develop good body mechanics
  • pre-season screenings
  • intervention counseling: when and how to rest, how to play