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
- Concussion management
- 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
The Female Athlete Triad
Sports like gymnastics, soccer and track require high energy input, meaning girls in those sports must eat enough of the right foods to remain healthy and at the top of their game. Unfortunately, many female athletes underestimate their caloric needs. When this happens, it can lead to three dangerous symptoms. Understand the Triad.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many aspects of our lives, including youth sports. As young athletes return to practice and competition, we want to help them stay safe. Learn about the most updated evidence on the pandemic, how to safely return to sport after an infection, and tips for keeping your athlete healthy.
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April 15, 2021
Dear Adams 12 Athletes and Families, Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold our annual CAPS (Comprehensive Athletic Physicals for Students) preparticipation physicals again in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are strongly recommending all student athletes make appointments with their primary care providers to have their pre-participation examination performed ...