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Spectrum of Care at the Young Athlete Program

Young athletes are particularly prone to injury, often due to improper mechanics, overtraining while they are still maturing, and increasingly early sport specialization.

At UPMC Sports Medicine, our team of orthopaedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, physiatrists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, neuropsychologists, mental health experts, nutritionists, performance coaches, radiologists, and more work as a cohesive team to provide seamless, individualized care for young athletes and active kids.

Learn more about the care we provide.

Comprehensive Care for Young Athletes

Common Youth Sports Injuries

At UPMC Sports Medicine, our team of experts uses science-based treatment methods that are specific to each young athlete’s activities and goals to help speed recovery and get them fully prepared to return to sport.

Want to know more about your specific activities and how sports medicine experts can help? Choose the sport or sports your young athlete plays to learn more about common injuries, prevention methods, treatments, and return-to-play protocols.

Choose your sport Download the printable sheet
Baseball Baseball (PDF)
Basketball Basketball (PDF)
Bicycling Bicycling (PDF)
Cheerleading Cheerleading (PDF)
Dance Dance (PDF)
Esports Esports (PDF)
Flying Disc Flying Disc (PDF)
Football Football (PDF)
Gymnastics Gymnastics (PDF)
Hockey Hockey (PDF)
Lacrosse Lacrosse (PDF)
Running Running (PDF)
Skateboarding Skateboarding (PDF)
Soccer Soccer (PDF)
Swimming Swimming (PDF)
Volleyball Volleyball (PDF)

Make An Appointment

To make an appointment or learn more about the Young Athlete Program at UPMC Sports Medicine, please call 1-855-937-7678 or complete our contact form.

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