Sports medicine covers both acute and chronic injuries to children. These can be due to overuse, incorrect training or structural issues. Even if your child has not been injured in the context of sport or is not particularly ‘sporty’, sports medicine physicians can advise on the management and investigations needed for both acute and chronic issues. Shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee and ankle / foot injuries can be assessed. Initial management of concussion can also be offered. Most injuries can usually be managed conservatively, with a home exercise program or physiotherapy, but if surgery is required sports medicine physicians can refer you to a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon with appropriate expertise.
The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in helping diagnose and manage sports medicine issues in children and adolescents: