Sports Medicine is dedicated to treating and preventing injury while using a comprehensive multidisciplinary team of professionals. As the only institution in the state to have physicians trained in Sports Medicine and Pediatrics, our sports program can provide specialized care for the growing athlete. We do our best to keep your child out of the operating room and back in the game.

Arkansas Children's Hospital and Arkansas Children's Northwest provide athletic training coverage at many local schools. These healthcare professionals work closely with student-athletes, coaching staff, and parents to ensure kids are as safe as possible while playing sports. Athletic trainers coordinate with our Sports Medicine team to ensure your athlete gets the care they need when they need it.

Possible Conditions

The sports-related injuries treated by Arkansas Children's Sports Medicine are listed below. If your child is seriously injured, please seek emergency care.

  • Knee injuries, including ACL tears
  • Ankle injuries
  • Shoulder injuries, including dislocations
  • Hip impingement and labral tears
  • All fractures related to sports participation
  • Female athlete triad
  • Concussions

Meet the ACH Sports Medicine Team

ACH Sports Medicine Coordinator

  • Cory Weir MS, LAT, ATC

ACH Athletic Trainers

  • Kristen Busby, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Tyler Curtis, LAT, ATC
  • Tim Driedric, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
  • Jonathan Elrod, MS, LAT, ATC, EMT
  • Robert Fisher, LAT, ATC
  • Kregg Hudson, LAT, ATC
  • Tanner Koch, LAT, ATC
  • Emilee Martin, LAT, ATC
  • Meghan Robinson, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Amanda Salecki, LAT, ATC 
  • Ramsey Vaughan, MS, LAT, ATC
  • Cody Walker, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS 
  • Mattison Weaver, MS, LAT, ATC 
  • Zach Wickes, MHA, LAT, ATC
  • Jennifer Wright, LAT, ATC

Meet the ACNW Sports Medicine Team

Meet the Trainers

Request an Appointment

Submit our appointment request form and a team member from our Sports Medicine team in Little Rock or Springdale will contact you to complete your request.

Online Request Form

Ask the Experts: Sports Medicine with Dr. Poindexter

It takes a team of experts to keep young athletes healthy and get them back on the field. On our latest “Ask the Experts”, Dr. Lauren Poindexter a non-surgical sports medicine physician at Arkansas Children’s Northwest shares how she uses her own story and personal experience with multiple sports injuries, to help treat young athletes at our Springdale location.

Locations

Both Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock and Arkansas Children's Northwest in Springdale offers Sports Medicine care for student-athletes. Our highly skilled team stands ready to care for your sports injury. 

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