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Dayton Children’s sports medicine services and programs

Dayton Children’s sports medicine offers variety of services and programs to meet the needs of patients, families, coaches, and athletic associations—from injury prevention education to concussion management. In partnership with other top specialists at Dayton Children’s, we are always developing new programs for sports-related conditions.

Our program is designed to be a resource for all the athlete’s health care needs.

Same day or next day appointments

sports physicals

The sports physical is best when performed annually by a professional with most knowledge of your medical history. Key points in your personal or family history will be noted in your primary doctor's chart, even if you forgot about it while filling out a form for your sports physical. Because of this, we recommend you have your physical done with a physician who knows your history well.

However, there are times when your physician is unavailable, or you have a more complicated history which requires closer exam by a specialist. Under these circumstances, Dayton Children's is here to perform your sports physical.

Download the pre-participation physical evaluation form and bring it with you to your visit. All sports physicals are a cash fee. We do not charge insurance for your sports physical visit. For more information, call out office 937-641-3939.

physical therapy

Dayton Chidlren's sports physical therapists assist athletes to improve their performance in a variety of ways. Here are just a few of our services:

  • Evaluation and treatment of injuries utilizing:
    • Electrical stimulation to assist with muscle re-education
    • Ultrasound for pain management
    • Iontophoresis (electrical stimulation that is used to administer medication into the body through the skin) for anti-inflammatory treatment
  • Brace, crutch and orthotic fitting
  • Designing return to play programs
  • Taping techniques
  • Performance enhancement

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concussion management

Our experts know that even what seems to be minor head injury can cause serious changes in the brain. It can be difficult to determine the severity of a concussion, especially in the first several hours after injury. It is essential to know the facts associated with a concussion and the best possible care after an injury. Our team uses the latest technology in concussion testing to help athletes get back in the game.

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orthopaedic surgery

Our pediatric orthopaedic specialists work closely with other experts at Dayton Children’s to ensure that each child’s unique needs are met. These can include experts in sports medicine. Our team has the expertise to treat the growing body which is vitally important when repairing an athletes torn ACL, MCL, meniscus, labral tear or any other sports injury. Our surgery team performs thousands surgeries with the assistance of pediatric trained anesthesiologists. When it comes to surgery for your athlete, only the best will do so learn about the pediatric difference and orthopaedic surgery.

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Sportsmetrics™ is a scientifically proven, six-week jump training program that incorporates proper stretching, special plyometric exercises and weight training. It focuses on developing overall leg strength as well as improving balance in strength from the front to the back of the thigh. Through specialized progression of jump/plyometric drills, athletes learn proper techniques for jumping and landing; increase overall leg strength; improve symmetry in right-to-left leg power and can improve vertical jump.

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athletic training services

Dayton Children's is proud to provide the community with certified athletic trainers specialized in injury prevention, recognition and treatment of sports related injuries. Athletic trainer services include:

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sports nutrition

The type of food young athletes eat can affect how well and how long they can compete. A proper nutrition plan can make sure they have enough energy to keep playing into over-time. Our team has a dedicated dietitian specialized in sports nutrition to keep your athlete at the top of their game.

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virtual care

Video visits at Dayton Children's provide you and your child a convenient, hassle-free environment for your appointment. Video visits are just like an office visit, only from the comfort of your home! Using video conferencing technology (similar to FaceTime or Google Meet) allows you to have an appointment from your mobile device or personal computer without the need to commute. If your child has an upcoming appointment, ask if a video visit is an option for care. Call 937-641-3000 Learn more about video visits


sports sponsorships

Dayton Children's is proud to support local sports organizations through sponsorship opportunities. Requests must be submitted at least one month prior to any sponsorship marketing deadlines.

CLICK HERE to submit a request

Sponsorship values are dependent on resources and alignment of the requesting organization with our mission, vision and values. Completing this request form does not guarantee sponsorship fulfillment.

schedule appointment contact us

Same or next-day appointments are available.

schedule appointment

The sports medicine department welcomes phone calls to 937- 641-3939 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.