> Skip repeated content
Banner image featuring members of the Pediatric Outreach Program

Leon Root, MD, Pediatric Outreach Program (POP)

The Leon Root, MD, Pediatric Outreach Program (POP) is a sports injury prevention program for middle school and high school athletes from diverse communities in New York City. Its goal is to prevent injuries in young athletes participating in sports. POP's injury prevention screenings include:

  • A musculoskeletal evaluation to detect bone, muscle, and joint problems related to student/athlete sports participation
  • Movement analysis to identify deficiencies in flexibility, strength, and posture

POP targets athletes with a higher risk of lower extremity injuries, such as those playing basketball, lacrosse, soccer, football, and volleyball. Screenings are performed at your school by a team of HSS pediatric orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and orthopedic nurses. POP also educates athletes and coaches about injury prevention and proper movement.

Bring POP to a school in your area!

Contact us to see if POP is right for your school. For more information, please contact Vilma Briones, MA, at brionesv@hss.edu.


For more information, please contact us at pped@hss.edu.

Subscribe to Receive Public and Patient Education Emails

Back to Public & Patient Education