Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine
The goal of our team is to get you back to yours. Phoenix Children's Sports Medicine Physical Therapy offers state-of-the-art physical therapy centers close to where you live and play. We provide access to some of the top sports medicine physical therapists in the valley utilizing equipment previously only for professional athletes, but now accessible to your young athlete.
Getting Kids Back in the Game – the Healthy Way
In any sport, growing kids who experience an injury require care and treatment specific to their growing bodies! They play and heal differently, too. Phoenix Children’s offers the only sports physical therapy program in the valley designed specifically for young athletes. We specialize in treating kids eight and older.
Sports physical therapists (PTs) are an extension of Phoenix Children’s sports medicine team. We treat everything from muscle pain, torn ligaments and overuse injuries to fractures and traumatic injuries. Your child’s doctor (this does not have to be a Phoenix Children’s doctor) can make a referral for advanced therapy, rehab and return-to-play guidance. We help kids to get better – and stay better – in peak, injury-free form.
Places Near You
Four convenient locations offer flexible before- and after-school access. Kids can walk, run, pitch, swing and practice in innovative environments surrounded by other youth athletes.
Phoenix Children’s new Avondale location boasts nearly 8,000 square feet of space for competitive kids and teens. This includes a 5,000-square-foot gym space, a quarter basketball court, pitching/running lanes, open agility areas, cardio and strength training stations, and more.
Our “Home” and “Away” Game Plan
We support young athletes here at Phoenix Children’s and out in the community. Everyone wins through these and other services, programs and partnerships:
Bubba Watson and Ping Golf Motion Analysis Lab at Phoenix Children’s
Phoenix Children’s motion analysis lab at our Main Hospital location uses computer-assisted technology to see how your child moves. Experts watch and gather feedback in real time. Data on movement, force and muscle-activity helps our specialists to customize care plans, track progress and confirm when it’s safe to return to play. Our providers use motion analysis to treat ACL tendon injuries and other sports-related injuries.
Common Sports Injuries: Treatment and Prevention
- Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Young Athletes
- Shoulder and Elbow Injury Prevention in Young Athletes
- ACL Injuries in Young Athletes
Getting and Staying Health
Our sports medicine and physical therapy teams educate athletes, coaches, families and teams. Areas of focus include injury prevention, understanding concussion, as well as how to train and compete at a high-level. You’ll find us involved in:
- Club sports – Support for soccer, baseball, football, rugby and softball clubs
- Ballet Arizona – Care for pre-company (pre-professional) dancers
- High school athletics – Athletic training services for school sports and medical direction for around 30 high schools across the valley
At Phoenix Children’s we are proud to be valley partners with:
- Arizona Diamondbacks
- Ice Den Hockey
- Pat’s Run
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital 5K
- Phoenix Rising
- Playmaker Youth Sports
- Real Salt Lake-AZ
- Special Olympics
Past community partners:
- Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America
- Phoenix Youth Football
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
- SC Del Sol Soccer
- Scottsdale Blackhawks Soccer
Our nationally recognized physicians are dedicated to focusing on your child's unique needs in the following specialties: