In 2010, Children’s Hospital Colorado and Adams 12 Five Star Schools formed a partnership to preserve the health and wellness of the district’s high school athletes. As a result, Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado now staffs each high school’s training room with a certified athletic trainer who provides coverage of all athletic practices and home varsity events. In addition, Children’s Hospital Colorado also provides a physician at all home varsity football games, wrestling weight certifications, and various tournaments. Physicians also visit high schools weekly for as needed consultations.
Certified Athletic Trainers Provide the Following Services:
Daily medical coverage, injury evaluations/management for all Five Star Schools athletes
Liaisons to assigned team physicians for each school
Free injury assessments and recommendations for follow–up care
Fast track emergency room care
First aid & implementation of emergency protocols at each high school
Annual athletic physicals (CAPS)
Education and instruction for student athletes, coaches and parents
Student education in sports medicine career paths
Medical coverage available for summer camps upon request
In addition to clinical care, Children’s Hospital Colorado will provide yearly Comprehensive Athletic Physicals (CAPS) free of charge for the district’s high school students. Children’s Colorado also offers ongoing educational seminars for parents and coaches on sports medicine, sports nutrition and concussion topics.
The Sports Medicine Center is housed within Children’s Hospital Colorado's Orthopedics Institute, recognized as one of the top 10 pediatric orthopedic programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Its team includes several sports medicine specialists who are specially trained and qualified to care for young competitive athletes, as well as pediatric rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, orthopedic and orthopedic surgery specialists. Through the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado, children and teens also gain direct access to all of the pediatric experts and resources available through Children’s Colorado, including its Concussion Program.
Our relationship with the Children's Hospital keeps student athletes in the Five Star District healthy to play the sports they love.
Sports Medicine Dietitian
Introducing Amanda Turner, MS, RDN, CSSD, Sports Dietitian
Amanda is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and Registered Dietitian. She attended the University of Kansas Medical Center to complete her dietetic internship and Master of Science in dietetics and nutrition. Amanda has worked with well-known names such as The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge; Dixie State University; Curves International; the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center; and Active Fueling LLC.
Sports dietitians help athletes ensure they are getting the right amount of total energy, protein, carbohydrate, fat, fluid and micronutrients to be healthy, reduce injury risk, and play their best. Athletes may see a sports dietitian for stress fracture, anemia, low bone mineral density, weight gain/loss, inappropriate growth patterns, inadequate food intake, amenorrhea, (loss of menstrual cycle), inappropriate injury healing, or performance-based nutrition.
Locations of clinic:
Health Pavilion - Monday and Tuesday afternoons
South Campus - Thursdays (1st, 3rd and 5th weeks)
North Campus - Thursdays (2nd and 4th weeks)
To schedule call: 720-777-3101
Questions email: SportsNutrition@childrenscolorado.org
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