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Taking a Team Approach to Promoting Peak Performance and Overall Well-Being

 

At Connecticut Children’s Sports Medicine our doctors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers don’t just treat injuries, they use the latest diagnostic techniques, therapies and research to enhance performance, prevent injuries and promote long-term health.

Why Choose Connecticut Children’s Sports Medicine?
  • We offer same-day and walk-in care for sports injuries
  • We provide convenient and exceptional care to children, adolescents and young adult athletes and their families
  • As a full sports medicine program, we can evaluate and perform x-rays and ultrasounds all in the same office
  • Our sports medicine surgeons and physicians are at the forefront of innovation, from using biologics to repair cartilage to performing surgical procedures never before available in the United States
  • We offer concussion care throughout Connecticut, including Fairfield County
  • Our Center for Motion Analysis is a thriving research hub that is pushing the boundaries of pediatric motion analysis
Convenient Care

We have five convenient locations specializing in and practicing sports medicine and offering same-day appointments. We also offer walk-in appointments in Farmington, Danbury, Glastonbury and Shelton, Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

New Minimally Invasive BEAR Implant for ACL Tears

Connecticut Children’s is the first in Connecticut to use a breakthrough minimally invasive technology called the BEAR Implant for treatment of ACL tears. Unlike reconstruction, the BEAR Implant does not require a second surgical wound site to remove a healthy tendon from another part of the leg, or donor tendon. Instead, the implant acts as a bridge to help ends of the torn ACL heal together. Our Connecticut Children’s surgeon injects a small amount of your own blood into the implant and inserts it between the torn ends of your ACL. The combination of the BEAR Implant and your blood enables the body to heal the torn ends of the ACL back together while maintaining the ACL’s original attachments to the femur and tibia. As the ACL heals, the BEAR Implant is resorbed by the body, usually within eight weeks.

Personalized Sports Therapy Treatment Plans to Help Athletes Return to the Playing Fields Faster

Sports Medicine’s sports physical therapists have extensive experience in rehabilitating all conditions whether caused by wear and tear, by an unrelated health event or by a serious athletic injury.

In collaboration with Connecticut Children’s sports medicine specialists and patients’ physicians, we work to develop personalized treatment plans to help athletes return to the playing field as quickly and safely as possible. We use the best technology and research to offer cutting edge treatments including:

  • Blood Flow Restricted (BFR) Rehabilitation – a short temporary occlusion of venous blood flow via a tourniquet while exercising. Patients recovering from an injury or surgery are often restricted during early phases leading to atrophy. This modality allows patients to increase strength and hypertrophy with a significantly lower loads then traditional strength training.
  • Dry Needling – a technique that utilizes advancement of fine filament needle into a pain producing muscle. It is used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue that is based on neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. It has been used to decrease or diminish pain and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function. Dry needling is most often performed in conjunction with manual soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and functional retraining.
  • Cervical and Vestibular Assessments – following a concussion patients may experience a variety of symptoms. A comprehensive cervical and vestibular assessment helps to determine causes of symptoms. Cervical soft tissue or joint restrictions are evaluated, as dysfunctions may lead to headaches or dizziness. Evaluation of the vestibular system includes assessing ocular motor functioning and balance. Based on the examination findings patients will be given targeted exercises to address impairments, decreasing symptoms and improving function.

We have three convenient locations specializing in physical and occupational therapy. Find one near you.

Most Advanced Imaging Procedures

Using state-of-the-art technology, Connecticut Children’s radiologists can obtain accurate, extremely detailed images while the patient remains safe and comfortable. We adhere to the national Image Gently standards to limit radiation exposure while still providing safe, high quality imaging. Our team of radiologists and technologists provide comprehensive radiology and imaging services using equipment such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). Connecticut Children’s utilizes a 3T MRI Scanner which provides more sophisticated imaging procedures with more accurate diagnosis.

  • ACL Reconstruction & Repair

    New Minimally Invasive BEAR Implant for ACL Tears

    Connecticut Children’s is the first in Connecticut to use a breakthrough minimally invasive technology called the BEAR Implant for treatment of ACL tears. Unlike reconstruction, the BEAR Implant does not require a second surgical wound site to remove a healthy tendon from another part of the leg, or donor tendon. Instead, the implant acts as a bridge to help ends of the torn ACL heal together. Our Connecticut Children’s surgeon injects a small amount of your own blood into the implant and inserts it between the torn ends of your ACL. The combination of the BEAR Implant and your blood enables the body to heal the torn ends of the ACL back together while maintaining the ACL’s original attachments to the femur and tibia. As the ACL heals, the BEAR Implant is resorbed by the body, usually within eight weeks.

  • Physical Therapy

    Personalized Sports Therapy Treatment Plans to Help Athletes Return to the Playing Fields Faster

    Sports Medicine’s sports physical therapists have extensive experience in rehabilitating all conditions whether caused by wear and tear, by an unrelated health event or by a serious athletic injury.

    In collaboration with Connecticut Children’s sports medicine specialists and patients’ physicians, we work to develop personalized treatment plans to help athletes return to the playing field as quickly and safely as possible. We use the best technology and research to offer cutting edge treatments including:

    • Blood Flow Restricted (BFR) Rehabilitation – a short temporary occlusion of venous blood flow via a tourniquet while exercising. Patients recovering from an injury or surgery are often restricted during early phases leading to atrophy. This modality allows patients to increase strength and hypertrophy with a significantly lower loads then traditional strength training.
    • Dry Needling – a technique that utilizes advancement of fine filament needle into a pain producing muscle. It is used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue that is based on neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. It has been used to decrease or diminish pain and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function. Dry needling is most often performed in conjunction with manual soft tissue mobilization, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and functional retraining.
    • Cervical and Vestibular Assessments – following a concussion patients may experience a variety of symptoms. A comprehensive cervical and vestibular assessment helps to determine causes of symptoms. Cervical soft tissue or joint restrictions are evaluated, as dysfunctions may lead to headaches or dizziness. Evaluation of the vestibular system includes assessing ocular motor functioning and balance. Based on the examination findings patients will be given targeted exercises to address impairments, decreasing symptoms and improving function.

    We have three convenient locations specializing in physical and occupational therapy. Find one near you.

  • Imaging

    Most Advanced Imaging Procedures

    Using state-of-the-art technology, Connecticut Children’s radiologists can obtain accurate, extremely detailed images while the patient remains safe and comfortable. We adhere to the national Image Gently standards to limit radiation exposure while still providing safe, high quality imaging. Our team of radiologists and technologists provide comprehensive radiology and imaging services using equipment such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). Connecticut Children’s utilizes a 3T MRI Scanner which provides more sophisticated imaging procedures with more accurate diagnosis.

  • Allison Crepeau, MD

    Allison Crepeau, MD, is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. Dr. Crepeau earned her bachelor of science from Siena College in 2001 and went on to earn her Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2005. Dr. Crepeau completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center in 2010, a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children/Orlando Regional Medical Center in 2011, and a pediatric and adult sports medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2012. Dr. Crepeau then joined the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter in Norfolk Virginia. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Dr. Crepeau was named a “Top Doc” by Coastal Virginia Magazine.

    Dr. Crepeau returned to her New England roots to join Connecticut Children’s Sports Medicine division in September 2019. As a former competitive dancer and Division I college lacrosse player, she enjoys taking care of a wide variety of problems and injuries that affect children, teens and young adults of all backgrounds and activity levels.

Our Sports Medicine Providers

Matthew J. Brown, MD
Matthew J. Brown, MD
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Imran Hafeez, MD
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Katelyn Colosi, MHS PA-C
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Kevin Fitzsimmons, MHS PA-C
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Schedule a Video Visit

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