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Sports Physical Therapy

The Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Program at Cincinnati Children's is designed to meet the needs of young athletes. From personalized sports physical therapy regimens to rehabilitation following injury and surgery, our sports-experienced physical therapists help young athletes get back in the game quickly and safely.

Clinics We Offer

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Our sports therapists are available for complimentary dance clinics at your dance studio for your dancers. There are two main types of services that are offered: a dance injury clinic or a pre-pointe evaluation clinic.

Dance Injury Clinic:

During the dance injury clinic, a team of sports medicine physical therapists are available for a 15-minute individualized musculoskeletal examination that will help to identify current injuries or areas of concern.

  • Dancers with a current or previous injury
  • Dancers looking for performance enhancement such as increased jumping ability or improved turn out
  • Dancers and parents looking for a preventative injury plan such as ACL injury prevention, stress fractures, overuse injuries, etc.

During the clinic, the therapist will determine if your child requires examination by an orthopedic / sports medicine physician; ongoing physical therapy treatment (which may require a referral from a physician); or if your child would benefit from a structured home exercise program that can be progressed as the child progresses.

Pre-Pointe Evaluation Clinic:

For the pre-pointe evaluation clinic, a team of sports medicine physical therapists are available to conduct a 30 minute pre-pointe evaluation to determine if your dancer is physically ready to initiate pointe work. These services help ensure the physical safety and well-being of your child as they participate in dance.

  • Dancers who have not yet started pointe work who are trying to determine if they are physically ready to initiate pointe work
  • If the dancer is not physically ready to initiate pointe work, suggestions will be made as to how they can improve upon their areas of weakness

During the clinic, the therapist will determine if you are physically ready to initiate pointe work, first need continued training in specific areas prior to initiation of pointe work, or if it is not physically safe to participate in pointe work.

Schedule a Clinic

To schedule a dance injury clinic at your studio, please contact Aly Filipa, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, CSCS at 513-803-9978 or send an email to alyson.filipa@cchmc.org.

 

The Golfer’s Clinic is designed for injured and healthy golfers. The aim of the clinic is to determine if your body has any physical limitations that may be leading to swing faults. A full body functional screen is performed and focuses on detecting any physical limitations that can prevent you from achieving your most efficient golf swing. Utilizing high definition 2-D video analysis software, our golf specialist physical therapist will use in-depth video to capture your swing, break it down into its component parts and analyze it for any potential faults.

How will I benefit from getting care at the Golfer’s Clinic?

At the Golfer’s Clinic, you will receive:

  • A CD-ROM of your golf swing with detailed notes of any potential faults and the physical limitations that may be leading to them
  • Individualized home stretches, exercises, and drills to meet your specific needs
  • Specialized sports physical therapy care for treatment of injuries

Where is the Golfer’s Clinic held?

The Golfer’s Clinic is conveniently located at:

Green Township Campus
Green Township Sports Physical Therapy 
5899 Harrison Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45248

Appointments / Questions

The clinic is by appointment only. Please call 513-803-8241 to schedule your appointment.

If you have a question about the clinic, contact Chris Kovacs, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS at 513-803-8240 or email christopher.kovacs@cchmc.org.

The Runner’s Clinic consists of a complete biomechanical examination to better diagnose any underlying impairment that may be contributing to pain while running. Our comprehensive examination includes a 2-D video analysis of running form. We provide a detailed approach to correcting any biomechanical flaws so your young athlete can quickly return to running. Our team consists of orthopaedic and sports medicine physicians as well as physical therapists with years of experience in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of running injuries in pediatric and adolescent / young adult athletes.

How will I benefit from getting care at the Runner’s Clinic?

At the Runner’s Clinic, you will receive:

  • CD or other digital record of your performance, with detailed notes
  • Stretches, exercises and drills to perform at home
  • Sports physical therapy care for injury treatment
  • Gait retraining tips
  • Shoe analysis, with orthotic recommendations and/or fittings as needed

Where is the Runner’s Clinic held?

The Runner’s Clinic is conveniently located at three Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center locations:

Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center
Cincinnati Children’s Winslow
2800 Winslow Avenue, Suite 3100
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Orthopaedics and Sports Physical Therapy
Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus
7777 Yankee Road
Liberty Township, OH 45044

Orthopaedics and Sports Physical Therapy
Cincinnati Children’s Green Township
5899 Harrison Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45248

Appointments / Questions

The Runner’s Clinic is by appointment only. Please call 513-636-7333 to schedule your appointment.

If you have a question about the clinic, contact Jeff Taylor-Haas, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS at 513-636-8707 or email jeffery.taylor-haas@cchmc.org.

The Throwing Clinic was developed with both the injured and healthy baseball and softball player in mind. The aim of the clinic is to evaluate the overhead throwing motion for faults or deficits that lead to alterations in the throwing mechanics of the athlete. A full body functional screen is performed and focuses on detecting any physical limitations that can prevent you from achieving your most efficient and effective throwing mechanics. Utilizing Dartfish 2-D video analysis software, our throwing specialist physical therapist will use video to capture your throw, break down the phases of throwing and analyze the mechanics during each phase for faults. Corrective exercises and/or drills to assist the athlete correct deficits found during the assessment. Immediate feedback allows the athlete to take something from the session to begin working on at home. The athlete will also receive a CD-ROM containing the throwing session for future use.

How will I benefit from the Thrower's Clinic?

At the Thrower’s Clinic, you will receive:

  • Dartfish 2-D video capture of your throwing mechanics
  • A breakdown of your throwing mechanics using video analysis software
  • Individualized home stretches, exercises, and drills to meet your specific needs
  • A CD-ROM of your throwing session for review at home or with coaches
  • Individualized home stretches, exercises, and drills to meet your specific needs

Where is the Thrower’s Clinic held?

The Thrower’s Clinic is conveniently located at:  

The Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center  
Cincinnati Children's Winslow
2800 Winslow Ave, Suite 3100
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Orthopaedics and Sports Physical Therapy 
Cincinnati Children’s Green Township
5899 Harrison Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45248

Appointments / Questions

The Thrower’s Clinic is by appointment only. Please call 513-636-7333 to schedule your appointment. *Sessions may be covered by insurance with referral from physician.

If you have a question about the clinic, contact Eric Bellm, PT, DPT, at 513-803-8242 or email throwers.clinic@cchmc.org.

Why Choose Us

Our experts understand how a child's musculoskeletal development must guide the rehabilitation process to provide safe and effective treatment. Our program manages a wide variety of overuse and traumatic injuries and conditions in children and young adults.

Our goal is to return your child to an active lifestyle as soon as possible, with a minimal chance for future injury. Our program offers seamless integration through:

  • Individualized evaluation of each athlete along with a customized rehabilitation program
  • Customized treatment to help each child maximize his or her potential using the advanced pediatric rehabilitation techniques
  • Ongoing consultations with the young adult, parents / guardians, families, coaches and physician to help ensure appropriate intervention for the child
  • Sports injury prevention programs to help the athlete stay healthy and minimize re-injury

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 therapy sessions, held every day of the week, by appointment only.

Contact the Division of Sports Medicine

Did you know we offer same-day appointments?

For inquires and appointments:

513-803-HURT (4878)

sportsmed@cchmc.org
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