Services & Specialties
Sports Medicine

Pediatric Sports Medicine Experts

The Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s is focused on enriching the lives of children and adolescents by physical activity and sport. We strive to deliver expert clinical care to young athletes, pioneer research for sports injury prevention and rehabilitation, and build deep relationships within our community to improve physical activity for youth.

What is Sports Medicine?

Unsure if you or your child should see a sports medicine doctor? Our team offers diagnosis and treatment of injuries received or pain experienced as a result of physical activity, sports-related activities, or accidents. Examples include: ankle, knee, and shoulder injuries; muscle strains; joint dislocations; and overuse injuries such as tendonitis and stress fractures.

We also treat patients for non-musculoskeletal sports medicine problems such as exercise-related breathing problems, return-to-play decisions after illness, nutrition and performance assessment, and more.

Telehealth Visits Now Available

Sports Medicine offers Telehealth visits, for both new and follow up visits. To inquire or schedule an appointment, call 513-803-4878 (HURT). Learn more

Looking for a Second Opinion? 

We offer second opinions for injuries received or pain experienced as a result of sports injuries or physical activity. Learn more.

Meet Our Patients

Our team of experts help to make dreams a reality. Through the partnership of the Athletic Training Program at Cincinnati Children’s and the Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, athletic trainer and former gymnast Sharon Frank was on site at the meet and witnessed Brooke's injury first hand.

Watch more videos featuring Sports Medicine patients.

Locations & Physicians

We have a multidisciplinary team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Our Sports Medicine team includes experts from Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Physical Therapy to get athletes back to play as soon as possible.

Our physicians are located at the following neighborhood locations, where you can make same day and next day appointments. To make an appointment at any of our locations, please call 513-803-HURT (4878).

Location Physicians
Anderson Dr. Kate Berz; Dr. Melanie Kennedy
Burnet Dr. Eric Wall; Dr. Shital Parikh
Green Township Dr. Shital Parikh; Dr. Melanie Kennedy
Liberty Dr. Alissa CondeDr. Paul Gubanich; Dr. Eric Wall; Dr. Shital Parikh
Mason Dr. Alissa Conde; Dr. Kelsey Logan; Dr. Eric Wall
Northern Kentucky Dr. Shital Parikh
Winslow Dr. Kate BerzDr. Alissa Conde; Dr. Kelsey Logan; Dr. Eric Wall

In the News

Caring for Young Athletes: The Importance of Pediatric Specialists - It is important that young athletes receive care by specialists for their age and development. Learn more

Ways to Keep Kids Exercising During COVID-19 - Get tips for encouraging exercise at home. Learn more

Rehab at Home: How to Recover When You Can’t Get To the Gym - Watch several videos featuring exercises you and your family can do at home to help rehab from injuries. Read more.

Keeping Student Athletes Safe with Sports Medicine Team - Highlighting the important role athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians play in high school sports, while showcasing the contributions of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to the student athletes of Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS). Read more

Gymnast Makes Comeback - Local Cincinnati gymnast Adriana Bustelo made an improbable comeback to compete at the Women's Junior Olympic National Championships after wrist surgery at Cincinnati Children's. Watch the Channel 12 story