About Us

Mission Statement

We are clinicians, scientists, activists, and technologists dedicated to encouraging sports and exercise, especially among children and young adults, while simultaneously preventing sports injuries. We offer our trainees evidence-based strategies to help reduce their personal risk of injury while enhancing their sports performance.

We conduct world-class medical and scientific research focused on the prevention of sports injuries and the effects of exercise on health and wellness.  We develop innovative methods of promoting exercise in children.

We use current medical and scientific information to develop practical strategies that help young athletes reduce their risk of injury as they prepare for a healthier future. We seek to advance the field of sports medicine by revealing current injury patterns and risk factors while developing new methods, strategies, and technologies, for preventing injuries.

We open our doors to anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle, including those with medical conditions or illnesses that may have previously limited their abilities.  We invite fellow clinicians, researchers, and educators to collaborate with us as we discover new ways to prevent, assess, and treat sports injuries.

What We Do

  • Offer our trainees evidence-based strategies to help reduce their risk of injury while enhancing their sports performance.
  • Conduct world-class medical and scientific research focused on the prevention of sports injuries and the effects of exercise on health and wellness.
  • Develop innovative methods of promoting exercise in children.
  • Develop practical strategies that help young athletes reduce their risk of injury as they prepare for a healthier future.
  • Seek to advance the field of sports medicine by revealing current injury patterns and risk factors while developing new methods, strategies, and technologies for preventing injuries.
  • Open our doors to anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle, including those with medical conditions or illnesses which may have previously limited their abilities.
  • Invite fellow clinicians, researchers, and educators to collaborate with us as we discover new ways to prevent, assess, and treat sports injuries.
  • Partner with leaders in youth training in order to make sure that the exercise prescriptions given to our trainees are executed correctly, maximizing their potential benefit.
  • Give children the opportunity to train at The Micheli Center with certified trainers.

Sports Injury Facts

  • Children and teenagers sustain approximately 3.5 million sport-related injuries each year.
  • While many sports injuries heal on their own, 25% are considered serious.
  • Children ages 5 to 14 years account for nearly 40 % of all sports-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments.
  • 31% of all life-threatening injuries in children are sport-related, including nearly one out of every four cervical spine fractures.
  • Overuse injuries are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students.
  • Among athletes ages 5 to 14, 28 percent of football players, 25 percent of baseball players, 22 percent of soccer players, 15 percent of basketball players, and 12 percent of softball players were injured while playing their respective sports.
  • Injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities account for 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among children in the United States.