Pediatric sports rehabilitation helps young athletes return to play after an injury. The sports rehab team at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers who have special training in the treatment of acute and chronic sports injuries. They can address underlying areas of concern to prevent future injuries and collaborate with referring physicians for comprehensive care.
What to Expect
After an identification of an injury, your child’s physicians will determine if physical therapy or occupational therapy is necessary. A therapist will evaluate the athlete and an athletic trainer can provide sport-specific rehab exercises.
- A one-on-one sports injury assessment looks at the athlete's physical and skeletal maturity, skill level, and performance goals.
- Individualized treatment plans ensure athletes return to play in a healthy, competitive condition, prepared with the knowledge and skill to avoid re-injury.
- A personalized therapeutic exercise program increases physical performance through improving flexibility, range of motion, strength, coordination and endurance.