Hospital for Special Surgery’s Leon Root, MD, Pediatric Outreach Program (POP) is a unique sports injury prevention program for middle school and high school athletes from diverse communities in the Bronx and Manhattan.
The goal of POP is to prevent injuries in young athletes participating in sports by offering them injury prevention screenings at no cost.
The program has two components:
POP is performed on-site at schools during weekdays by a multidisciplinary, diverse team of HSS orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and a sports performance specialist.
POP educates athletes and coaches on proper movement patterns and provides comprehensive feedback for injury prevention.
For more information
To find out more about POP or to schedule a screening, please contact Vilma Briones, MA manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.774.2886 or Dr. Daniel Green at GreenDW@hss.edu or 212.606.1631.
We would like to thank Dr. Leon Root, founder of the Leon Root, MD, Pediatric Outreach Program, for his invaluable contribution to medically underserved children in New York City for 26 years.