Sports Medicine
Sports Physical Therapy Program

Sports Physical Therapy

In sports and orthopedic physical therapy, Cincinnati Children’s offers each athlete personalized care utilizing the most up-to-date research and therapists who specialize in pediatric musculoskeletal injuries. Working closely with Sports Medicine and Orthopedic physicians, we create a team that gets the athlete back safely and quickly.

Our orthopedic and sports physical therapists are committed to providing the highest quality care to each patient in a safe and professional manner. We are open for both in-person visits and video telehealth visits. Please call 513-636-4651 to schedule a visit with one of our specialists today. Learn more about telehealth visits.

Learn more about physical therapy options available through the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s. 

Why Choose Us?

Each child will receive a personalized evaluation and treatment plan made and carried out by your physical therapist throughout their care. We work with the child and family to ensure continuity of care with your physician to achieve the best outcomes.  

  • Pediatric Focus: Our physical therapists specialize in treating children of all ages.  Our passion for treating kids allows us to better motivate and progress our patients throughout their care. 
  • Guideline Based Care: Our team is helping to improve children’s physical therapy across the nation by creating and using pediatric treatment guidelines to achieve better outcomes, faster.
  • Constant Communication: Our physical therapist work closely with our physicians and health care team to create timely and smooth transitions from the doctor’s office to the physical therapy clinic and back to activity.  
  • Family Centered Care: Our physical therapists believe strongly in the power of family encouragement and involvement. Parents or those close to the child are encouraged to attend each therapy session in order to ask questions and help the child advance. 
  • Sport Specialty Clinics: We offer specialized clinics that further break down strength, flexibility and movements using advanced techniques that are individualized to different sports and activities.  The clinics help the athletes stay healthy and minimize re-injury. Learn more about our sport specialty clinics.  
  • FUN: Working with children is our physical therapists’ passion.  We strive to make each visit productive, interactive, and fun to keep our patients smiling.

Many of our physical therapists have gone on to achieve specialty certifications in a variety of areas to better serve our patients: 

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT): Physical therapist with a clinical doctoral degree in physical therapy.  
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS): Physical therapist with specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in orthopedics.  
  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS): Physical therapist with specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in sports.  
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS): Physical therapist with specialized knowledge in the strength and conditioning of athletes.

We have many clinics conveniently located throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Learn more about locations and directions.


Our team of orthopedic and sports physical therapists are involved in ongoing research to better treat our patients and share their knowledge with physical therapists globally.

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The Cincinnati Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Residencies are 12-month, APTA-credentialed clinical residencies designed for post-graduate students looking to enhance their physical therapy career and become a leader in the physical therapy realm.