Pediatric Sports Medicine Program

Keeping kids in the game for life

The Sports Health Program at Nicklaus Children's is one of the premier sports health programs in the nation, combining state-of-the-art diagnostics and screening with a multidisciplinary team of pediatric sports medicine specialists for athletes.

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Nicklaus Children’s Sports Health is fast becoming one of the premier programs of its kind in the nation, combining state-of-the-art diagnostics and screening with a multidisciplinary team of pediatric sports medicine doctors for elite, intermediate, beginner and special needs athletes.
Bringing together the region’s top pediatric orthopedists, neurologists, cardiologists, nutritionists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers – our comprehensive program is dedicated to enhancing young athletes’ sports performance through a focus on injury prevention, performance optimization and individualized injury management. Whether your child is competing as an elite athlete at a national level or just loves to run in the park, our holistic, specialized program will help them achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

Comprehensive Programs and Services

Treatments and Procedures

Conditions We Treat

Youth Athletic Development

Our youth athletic development program is not only a path for the aspiring elite athletes; it’s an approach to physical activity and development for every child. Emphasis is placed on a safe progression of exercises that will improve the participants: strength, physical literacy and motor skills.

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Download the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Sports Health App today to plan and schedule your injury prevention, performance training and fitness classes.
From this mobile App you can view class schedules, sign-up for classes, view ongoing promotions, as well as view the locations and contact information. You can also click through to our social pages. Optimize your time and maximize the convenience of signing up for classes from your device!

A Team Approach to Children's Sports Healthcare

Our Pediatric Sports Medicine Team brings together some of the region’s top specialists to focus on enhancing young athletes’ sports performance through a focus on injury prevention, performance optimization, post-injury rehabilitation and return to safe play participation.

  • Orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine for the growing athlete, including both surgical and nonsurgical treatments.
  • Cardiac care experts to assess heart function and metabolics.
  • Concussion care experts to evaluate, treat and monitor head injuries.
  • Occupational and physical therapists at numerous South Florida locations to ensure optimal recovery, and optimize movement mechanics to prevent injury and reduce the risk of re-injury.
  • Athletic Trainers to support individual athletes and sports teams in injury prevention and performance optimization.
  • Nutritional experts to help maximize performance through nutritional evaluation, education and guidance.

Sports we Specialize in

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Football/Lacrosse
  • Gymnastics
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Success Stories

When he was in high school, Andres was a wrestler, competing at some of the highest levels in the state. Then, in his senior year, the unimaginable happened; Andres suffered injuries that made it impossible for him to continue wrestling.
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