Our Approach to Pediatric Sports Medicine

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Doctors at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital offer unique approaches to pediatric sports medicine for children and teens of all ages. We care for young athletes at every level, from seasonal athletes to elite competitors, with a range of orthopaedic conditions and sports-related injuries, including:

  • Acute and overuse injuries (sprains and strains)
  • Back pain
  • Breathing difficulties during exercise 
  • Concussions
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Nutrition issues
  • Obesity

Holly Benjamin, MD, our primary care pediatric sports medicine specialist — the first in Chicago — is nationally recognized for her expertise and serves as chair of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics' committee on sports medicine and fitness. She is also a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Our care ranges from pre-participation physicals to advanced treatment of nonsurgical sports injuries. We are experts in sports injuries affecting the shoulders, knees and ankles. Because of growth and development issues, these conditions are often more difficult to treat in children than adults.

We work closely with parents, coaches, other specialists and subspecialists to provide customized care plans to fit your child or teen’s specific needs. We can provide consultation on sports readiness, strength training and general conditioning for sports.

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