At Metropolitan Pediatrics, we know that growing, developing bodies experience injuries differently than mature adult bodies. When your child suffers a sports-related injury, you want someone who understands these differences and knows how to address the unique needs of your young athlete. That’s why we have a pediatric sports medicine specialist on our team!
Better Care for Child & Teen Athletes
As a pediatrician, Dr. Sara Murdick has specialized knowledge, skills, and experience in diagnosing and delivering care to children and teens. She also completed an additional fellowship in Sports Medicine and obtained a Certification of Added Qualification through the American Academy of Pediatrics. Preserving young individuals’ health so they can enjoy physical activity for life is her passion!
Dr. Murdick treats various sports issues and conditions, including:
- Overuse injuries
- Sprains / strains / dislocations / minor fractures
- ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment & Cognitive Testing) available in our Beaverton office!
- Injury prevention
- Exercise performance
Dr. Murdick can help with almost any kind of pain or physical limitations preventing kids from enjoying sports or exercise.
Sports Diversification = Healthy, Active, Awesome Kids!
Intense training, competition, and pressure to succeed in one sport can be harmful to children—both physically and emotionally. Dr. Murdick recommends a healthy balance of activities for children and teens. This helps them develop a wide range of skills, encourages them to try new things, fosters friendships among different groups of kids, and prevents overuse injuries and burnout.
Never underestimate the importance of rest—athletes need downtime to recover their bodies and minds too!
Pediatric Sports Medicine Appointments
Dr. Murdick is trained in early recognition, prevention, and treatment of sports-related injuries, so young athletes can quickly and safely return to feeling their best.
See Dr. Murdick if your child’s symptoms:
- Persist after rest and home treatment
- Affect academic or sport performance
- Pose a threat to other teammates or players’ health
Remember, it’s a good idea for all athletes to have a physical prior to sports participation. Our pediatricians will help make sure your child is healthy enough to get in the game!