Sports Medicine

A child rehabilitating a pediatric sports medicine injury

At Nemours, our team of experts understand how pediatric sports medicine 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 medicine injuries in children and get them back in the game — safely.

 
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Pediatric Sports Medicine Injuries 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: spondylolisthesis (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 Pediatric Sports Medicine Injuries

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

Newtown Square

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Newtown Square

Main Line Health Center
3855 W. Chester Pike, Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA 19073
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (610) 557-4800
Fax: (610) 557-4816

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
  • Patient Registration (PDF)
    English
Returning Patients
  • Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
    English | Spanish
    Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
 
Forms & Resources
Returning Patients
  • Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
    English | Spanish
    Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
Resources for Patients & Families

At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Newtown Square, we provide comprehensive, personalized care for pediatric sports medicine injuries in children.

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.

Pediatric Sports Medicine Injuries 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

Care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

About 40 minutes from Newtown Square, you can get more care for pediatric sports medicine injuries at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE.

Center for Sports Medicine: Treating Sports Injuries in Children

The region's largest pediatric sports medicine facility, the Center for Sports Medicine at duPont Hospital for Children, provides comprehensive, personalized care for sports injuries in children and teens, as well as young athletes who just want to get better at their game.

» Learn more about the Center for Sports Medicine

Surgical Intervention

At duPont Hospital for Children, we offer surgery for:

  • ACL reconstruction
  • shoulder stabilization
  • arthroscopy
  • cartilage restoration

More Services from duPont Hospital for Children

 
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
 
Athletic Training Staff & Equipment

Comprehensive programs tailored to your athlete’s age, sport, and developmental level, with a special emphasis on flexibility, strength, balance, agility, core stability, coordination, and body control.

  • certified athletic trainers and certified strength and conditioning specialists
  • a physical therapy and rehabilitation facility that features:
    • standard and wheelchair-accessible fitness equipment
    • weight training and rehabilitation equipment
    • indoor aquatic therapy
    • Balance Master muscular testing for sports enhancement
    • basketball and racquetball courts