Rehabilitation :: Physical Therapy for Orthopaedic and Sports-related Conditions
The Rehabilitation Services Department at CHOC Children’s provides orthopaedic and sports-related physical therapy for children and young adults. All of our therapies are designed to meet each patient’s specific needs. Our therapists work to return patients to their prior activity level and help them return to physical education classes, playing with peers and being active in the community. We help children increase their mobility, cope with their injury and educate the family and child about how long it will take to return to the activities they love. A child’s job is to play, and after orthopaedic surgery that job becomes far more difficult. Our therapists' main goal is getting kids back outside doing what they love.
When it comes to treating athletes, our pediatric physical therapists address the needs of young and maturing athletes who suffer from sports-related injuries or want to prevent injuries and improve athletic performance. Board-certified in orthopaedic and sports medicine rehabilitation, our team develops individual plans to prevent and treat any injury that can happen in recreational or competitive sports. Through one-on-one evaluations and treatment sessions, we maximize the potential of each young athlete to effectively, efficiently and safely return to play.
In addition to our state-of-the-art facility located at the CHOC Children’s hospital in Orange, we also offer a special Irvine Sports Medicine Clinic. Located in the UCP Life Without Limits building at 980 Roosevelt, Suite 100A in Irvine, the program is available to treat children with orthopaedic injuries in the afternoon and early evening hours. Appointments at the Irvine clinic can be scheduled by calling (714) 509-4054 and selecting option #2.
What we treat
- Limb lengthening procedures.
- Growth plate fractures.
- Osteochondritis dissecans.
- Osteochondral defect.
- Tarsal coalition.
- Fractures and stress fractures.
- ACL reconstruction.
- Patellar dislocation.
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome.
- Meniscal tears and repairs.
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).
- Legg-calve-perthes (LCP).
- Hip labral tearor repair.
- Low back pain.
- Brachial plexus injury.
- Tempromandibular dysfunction.
- Shoulder dislocation and instability.
- Shoulder labral repair.
- Elbow apophysitis (little leaguers' elbow).
- Elbow fracture reconstruction.
Learn more about:
- The CHOC Children's Sports Medicine Program.
- The CHOC Children's Orthopaedic Institute.
- Frequently asked questions about physical therapy for children with orthopaedic and sports-related conditions.
- Stretches that can help prevent sports-related injuries.