Sports Medicine and Performance Center


The Center for Sports Medicine and Performance at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the region’s premier healthcare resource for young athletes. We are specially trained to meet the unique needs of young athletes and we provide a comprehensive range of services, including medical management, injury prevention strategies, nutritional counseling, and performance enhancement training.

We’re #1 — again!

CHOP shares the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals. See why we’re still No. 1»

Why Choose Us

  • We are a nationally recognized center of excellence
  • We're experts in treating the young athlete; our orthopedic surgeons and physicians are board-certified in pediatric sports medicine
  • Our surgeons are internationally recognized for developing innovative surgical techniques, including pediatric ACL reconstruction
  • We provide comprehensive care, from injury prevention to nutritional counseling and performance enhancement, to meet all of your athlete's needs
  • We've got physical therapists who are specially trained in treating young athletes
  • We offer specialized care for performance athletes, including gymnasts, skaters and dancers
  • We offer expert care at multiple locations and coordinate your athlete's care at the location best suited to his needs 

About Our Team

Our team includes orthopedic physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, radiologists, physical therapists and nutritionists. Together, we offer our patients an exceptional breadth of expertise.

Sports Injuries and Conditions

We treat all injuries and conditions that young athletes experience, including the following:


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Sports Injury Prevention Video

Ready, Set, Prevent is a lower extremity injury prevention program.

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