Helping Young Denver Athletes Stay Safe
At the OrthoONE Youth Sports Medicine, our doctors understand young athletes don't want to quit because of an injury. We also understand parents want to make sure their athletes can return to the game safely and quickly.
If your child has an injury that’s affecting their sports performance or ability to exercise and stay active, it’s important to see a pediatric sports medicine specialist who has the specialized expertise and extensive experience to treat a wide range of injuries.
We work with student athletes every day to manage, rehabilitate and prevent sports injuries, so we know how to meet your expectations. Our physicians are experts in their field, and are at the forefront of research and innovation in sports medicine. In fact, Dr. Brooke Pengel is an active member of the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (AAP COSMF), and recently supported the development of an official policy statement on tackling in youth football.
If your child has an injury that’s affecting their sports performance or ability to exercise and stay active, it’s important to see a pediatric sports medicine specialist who has the specialized expertise and extensive experience to treat a wide range of injuries. The injuries and medical problems affecting the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints (or musculoskeletal injuries) in growing children are very different from those commonly seen in older patients, which is why it’s key to see a pediatric sports medicine specialist. Our doctors are well versed in talking to children of all ages and stages in a way that’s developmentally appropriate as well as compassionate.
Our Comprehensive Care
We provide comprehensive care for the following unique sports-related medical needs of children and teens:
- Detailed assessments
- Surgical and non-surgical treatment options
- Onsite state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging (x-ray and MRI)
- Counseling on safe return to play
- Injury prevention and performance training
- Physical therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Same day or next day appointments
Dr. Andrew Pytiak Discusses Youth Baseball Pitching
Common Pediatric Sports Injuries We Treat
Our pediatric sports medicine specialists in Denver are equipped to diagnose, treat and manage the following injuries in children and teens:
- Apophysitis (Growth plate injury)
- Nutrition and supplement issues
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Eating disorders
- Heat-related illness
- Unique conditions of the athlete with special needs
For answers to some of the most common questions we receive, visit our frequently asked questions page. For more detailed information about everything from cast care to acetaminophen dosing, visit patient education page.