Availability of the specialized medicine children sometimes need continues to grow in west Houston. Texas Children’s recently added sports medicine department to its West Campus hospital near Katy, just off I-10 at Barker Cypress.
Their sports medicine program team doctors and physical therapists trained to care for child and adolescent sports conditions and athletic injuries. We asked and the injuries they most often see are:
- Ankle injuries
- Overuse muscle pain
- Back pain
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Shoulder injuries
- Elbow and wrist injuries
Their sports medicine team also includes orthopedic sports physicians who set broken bones, dislocations, ligament injuries, ACL and PCL injuries and meniscal tears.
The team will also train student athletes on general wellness and injury prevention and the common conditions that affect performance, such as overtraining, under-nutrition, inadequate sleep, iron-deficiency anemia and poorly controlled asthma. Visit westcampus.texaschildrens.org for more information.
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