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What Parents Need to Know

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Where is the Sports Medicine Clinic located?
Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center, 4th floor
84th Street and West Dodge Road, Omaha, NE  68114

Do I need a referral from my family physician to come to the clinic?
No, a referral is not required. We do, however, ask that you make an appointment.

What are the top concussion-causing sports?
Children of all ages participating in any sport could risk a concussion. However, the sports where they are most likely to occur – in Dr. Kody Moffatt’s experience – are:
• Football
• Soccer
• Hockey
• Lacrosse
• Baseball/Softball

When do I know it’s time for my child to see a sports medicine specialist?
Parents have great instincts when it comes to injury, their children and when it’s time to see a doctor.

Beyond that, signs that indicate an appointment is warranted:
• Child exhibits signs of a concussion (In severe cases, call 911 or seek immediate care at the Emergency Department).
• Pain/swelling does not improve and/or increases in intensity despite standard treatment measures: rest, ice, compression and elevation
• Pain persists longer than 10-14 days 
• Pain continues despite rest, decreased activity
• Pain resolved with rest but flares back up when activity resumes
• Must take pain meds to train/compete without pain

Why not visit my primary care provider for a sports-related injury?
Primary care providers are great at a lot of things, but they are often less comfortable with musculoskeletal medicine, especially in children. Ours is a specialty clinic to assess and treat pediatric sports-related injuries.