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When you come to Cook Children's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine you'll find a highly skilled team of sports medicine specialists dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment for children and teens with sports injuries. We have a broad range of knowledge on how the pediatric musculoskeletal system grows and develops and an understanding of each patient's unique growth patterns. This knowledge enables us to provide individualized care for each patient we see. We also offer in-house x-rays and bracing which means we can evaluate, diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries and get your young athlete back their school and athletic activities as quickly as possible.

Our sports medicine team is uniquely trained in pediatrics, orthopedics and sports medicine. We understand that children and teenagers are not just small adults. Their bones, muscles and tendons are different, as is their response to pain and injury. For those reasons, their treatment must also be different.

Additionally, Cook Children's is one of the few integrated pediatric health care systems in the country that specializes in the treatment of the growing athlete. This interconnected system allows our team of experts to work together to help each of our patients along their path to recovery and return to activity.

As you would expect from a "sports" team, our team is comprised of highly skilled pros, specialists who focus on the care of children and teen athletes. Our orthopedics and sports medicine team have obtained specialized training and certifications to better serve our patients.

In addition, our sports medicine fellowship programs are designed to provide comprehensive training in preventing and treating musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions in athletes and active individuals.

Get to know the team

Meet our Athletic Trainer!

Savana Turner - Cook Children's Walsh Ranch

Savana Turner - ATC

Savana started working with Cook Children's in 2019 as an Athletic Trainer in the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine department. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Athletic Training in 2014 where she worked with several teams including the wrestling, volleyball and baseball. She went on to receive her Master's degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2016 in Sports Administration where she was also the Athletic Trainer for their Volleyball and Softball teams. Savana previously worked in Alaska, where she started an outreach program for the local high schools and community to help provide access to an Athletic Trainer consistently. She also treated patients at a physical therapy clinic where she was able to utilize her prevention and rehabilitation skills and was essential in creating cash pay programs for the community to receive physical therapy and movement screenings. She had the privilege of organizing medical coverage for several events including Mount Marathon, the largest mountain race in Alaska, event coverage for the Alaska Rodeo, as well as screening and prevention education for local youth baseball teams.

Savana has been a member of the National Athletic Training Association for eight years. She is a Certified Functional Movement Systems level two specialist as well as an ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer. Savana has a passion for helping her community, especially working with youth sports teams and helping them to achieve their goals.

Savana lives in Aledo, Texas with her husband Ben and their dog Red. In her free time, she enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with her family.

Head and shoulder

  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder separation (AC separation)
  • Multidirectional instability of the shoulder
  • Little league shoulder
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Sprains and strains

Elbow

  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
  • Tennis elbow ( lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Little League Elbow
  • Fractures

Wrist and hand

  • Gamekeeper's thumb/Skier's thumb
  • Fractures
  • Growth plate injury
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis

Back and hip

  • Low back pain
  • Stress fracture
  • Sports hernia
  • Femoral acetabular impingement/hip impingement

Knee and Shin

  • Patellar subluxation/dislocation
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain
  • Bursitis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain
  • Jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis)
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome/runner's knee
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Shin splints (nedial tibial stress syndrome)

Ankle and Foot

  • Ankle sprains/instability
  • Growth plate injury
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Turf toe
  • Heel pain/Severs disease
  • Plantar fasciitis

Whole Athlete

  • Heat illness
  • Stress fracture
  • Overuse injuries
  • Same-day appointments for injury evaluation and treatment
  • Casting, splinting and orthopedic care of fractures
  • Treatment for all sports-related musculoskeletal problems
  • On-site imaging X-ray
  • Return-to-play guidance and return-to-sport testing
  • Durable medical equipment – crutches, soft goods (knee/ankle/wrist/shoulder braces)
  • Physical therapy for sports-related conditions
  • Injury diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Our Walsh Ranch location has a dedicated athletic trainer who can assist with: injury evaluations and treatment, wound care, return-to-play guidance and much more!

Left untreated, musculoskeletal injuries can have long-term effects, and some injuries can even interfere with growth. Our team can diagnose and treat injuries as a result of physical activity, sports related injuries or accidents.

We will work closely with you and your child to ensure we address their needs and provide a care plan specifially designed for them. This care may include a referral to one of our physical therapists, a surgeon or other specialty care team. Whatever your child's needs, we'll be there, working together with you and your child, because that's what teams do.

We provide Orthopedics and Sports Medicine care at the following locations:


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Have a question? If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call 682-885-4405.