Top 10 Tips for Preventing Shin Splints in Teens
Shin splints can be a painful obstacle for young athletes. Understanding risk factors and causes are key to preventing symptoms before they get worse.
Why a Pediatrician Should Do Your Teen's Sports Physical
We recommend your child or teen continues to see a pediatric specialist for his healthcare needs, especially if he needs a sports physical each year.
Playing Sports After COVID-19 Vaccination
When it comes to keeping teen athletes safe while playing sports during COVID-19, we're here to help. Learn the risks and tips to play safely.
Benefits of Pediatric Physical Therapists
Pediatric physical therapists know the important differences between youth and adult athletes that must be taken into account when treating injuries in teens.
Safely Return to Sports After a COVID-19 Infection
Is your teen itching to play sports again after having coronavirus? There’s precautions every kid should first take.
When to See a Sports Medicine Doctor
Find out why a pediatric sports medicine primary care physician is the best option for a young athlete after an injury.
Preventing Overuse Injuries
Sports can bring so much joy to your child or teen, but there’s often an increased risk of overuse injuries. Learn how to protect your growing athlete.
3 Tips to Prevent Muscle Cramps
Kids’ and teens’ growing bodies make them susceptible to painful muscle cramps. Learn how to help your growing athlete avoid these game-stopping pains.
Returning to Sports After ACL Injury
Want to know if your child is ready to play sports again after an ACL surgery or knee injury? Find out why your athlete needs functional testing after ACL surgery.
Why Should Kids Play More Than One Sport?
Kids who are multisport athletes have a lower risk of overuse injuries and burnout. Get informed on early sports specialization and learn how your kid can play safely at every age.
Play Safe When It’s Cold Outside
Knowing the signs of cold-weather injuries—and how to dress, plan and train to avoid them—can keep athletes on the field even as temperatures drop.
Lower Body Injury Prevention
We’ve developed a library of 10-to 15-minute exercises, designed to help reduce the risk of an ACL injury while improving sports performance.
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The Sports Medicine Program at Children’s is one of the only programs in the country dedicated exclusively to caring for growing athletes. Our team is specially trained to care for teen athletes with sports-related injuries and illnesses.Learn More
This content is general information and is not specific medical advice. Always consult with a doctor or healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns about the health of a child. In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away. Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta team are independent providers and are not our employees.