Sports Medicine and Performance Center Resources

Sports Injury Prevention at CHOP

Some sports injuries are unavoidable, but many can be prevented. Review these tips for avoiding sports injuries in children.

For Parents and Caregivers

Learn about joint injections as a treatment for children with arthritis. High-dose steroid is injected directly into the joint, most commonly the temporomandibular joint in the jaw or the subtalar joint in the foot.


Videos

Female patient in ankle rehabilitation

A CHOP sports medicine physical therapist and a patient demonstrate the first phase in a home program to rehabilitate your foot or ankle following an injury.

Male patient in ankle rehabilitation

A CHOP sports medicine physical therapist and a patient demonstrate the second phase in a home program to rehabilitate your foot or ankle following an injury.

Ready, Set, Prevent Video

A teenage athlete demonstrates warm up activities, dynamic stretching, strengthening and plyometrics for sports injury prevention.


Websites

OrthoInfo is a trusted source of information from AAOS about musculoskeletal conditions and injuries — how they are treated, as well as how they can be prevented.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine is an international organization of orthopaedic surgeons and other allied health professionals dedicated to sports medicine.