Sports Medicine and Performance Center Resources
For Parents and Caregivers
Therapeutic Joint Injections [PDF]
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.
For Practitioners, Coaches and Schools
Youth Sports Concussion Laws in PA, NJ
Most states have a youth sports concussion law to help reduce the risk of student-athletes suffering concussion, and its long-term consequences.
Return to Youth Sports after COVID-19 Shutdown: Reference Guides
A reference guide for players, parents and coaches for returning to youth sports after COVID-19 shutdowns, developed by experts from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Managing Suspected Extremity Fractures Podcast
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Brendan Williams, MD, discusses fracture evaluation and management, injury prevention and more.
Scoliosis Diagnosis and Treatment Podcast
Ian Lahey, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT, a physical therapist with the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at CHOP, discuss the latest non-surgical treatments for scoliosis in children, including guidelines for wearing braces, the benefits of scoliosis rehab, and ongoing research.
Virtual Learning Ergonomics Podcast
Ian Leahy, PT, DPT, a physical therapist with the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at CHOP, discusses: the basics of a good home set-up.
How to Use Your Hinged Knee Brace
Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Brendan Williams, MD, explains how to use a hinged knee brace after surgery.
Ankle Rehabilitation: Phase 1
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.
Ankle Rehabilitation: Phase 2
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.
Sports Safety Webinar: Injuries, Heat Illness and Concussion
Watch a recording of a sports safety webinar for parents and coaches of youth athletes, hosted by CHOP pediatric sports medicine specialists, in partnership with LeagueSide.
Take It Seriously: Get Care Quickly for Concussion
CHOP concussion experts encourage families to seek medical attention for any type of head injury and follow doctors’ advice before resuming typical activities.
AAOS — Your Orthopaedic Connection
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
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine is an international organization of orthopaedic surgeons and other allied health professionals dedicated to sports medicine.