The Sports Physical Therapy team at Seattle Children’s Hospital helps school-age children and teens heal after sports injuries. Our physical therapists (PTs) have two main goals: to safely return your child to sports and to prevent future problems. Athletes who are still growing need special care when they get hurt. We are experts in the ways sports can affect your child’s bones, muscles and joints. To create a plan to help your child, we think about their age, sport and problem. We watch them in action – playing sports, throwing a ball, running and jumping or using a stationary bike or free weights. We also work closely with other healthcare providers in Sports Medicine.
The sports PTs from Seattle Children’s provide care at four locations: our main campus in Seattle, our clinic in Federal Way, our new clinic in Mill Creek and the new 2,500-square-foot sports gym at our Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center. The team also offers special programs around the area to help keep young athletes healthy.