Welcome to the Center for Sports Medicine

The experts in healing pediatric sports injuries

At OIC’s Center for Sports Medicine, we have a long track record of helping young athletes get back in the game—whether it’s a team sport, or an individual passion like skateboarding. When you refer your patients to us, you can be sure they’ll receive the highest quality care from renowned experts in sports medicine.


Comprehensive Onsite Care, From Diagnosis Through Recovery

As LA’s premier center for pediatric sports medicine, we go beyond treating tendonitis or meniscus tears and providing physical therapy. We focus on each aspect of the patient journey, including:

  • Providing expert clinical care
  • Making sure young athletes understand what it will take to return to their activity—and helping them get there
  • Education to prevent further injury or re-injury

We make it easy for your patients to get the specialized care they need onsite from a singular destination. Your patients and their families can expect to access everything they need to make a full recovery at our Center for Sports Medicine.

  • Diagnostic tests and imaging, such as CT scans and MRIs
  • Same-day care for orthopedic sports injuries, including same-day surgery
  • Next-day follow-up and specialist appointments
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment
  • Long-term follow-up care, including physical therapy
  • Partnerships with team coaches to support recovery

Our Sports Medicine Experts

At OIC, we take a collaborative approach to diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries. Our team of experts are led by the following specialists:

Other members of the OIC Sports Medicine team include:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Radiologic technologists
  • Orthopedic technologists
  • Occupational therapists


OIC Center for Sports Medicine

Summer Runestad, ATC, OTC, PES, CES
Sports Medicine Program Manager
E-mail: srunestad@mednet.ucla.edu |  Cell: 213-910-3526


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OIC Urgent Care Center

Highest Quality Care and 50% Shorter Wait Times than an ER

At OIC’s new state-of-the-art Urgent Care Center, we treat sports and other pediatric injuries in minutes, not hours. We offer on-the-spot evaluation and treatment by a team of orthopedic experts—including pediatric orthopedic physicians, surgeons, advanced practice providers and other clinical staff.

The OIC Urgent Care Center includes a new radiology department with the most advanced imaging equipment, including three diagnostic X-ray machines.

Visiting OIC’s pediatric orthopedic urgent care center first also leads to the most seamless transition to our team of pediatric sport medicine experts.


Resources for Your Patients’ Sports Conditions and Injuries

OIC’s Center for Sports Medicine is at the forefront for providing advanced treatment for all types of sports conditions and injuries. To view patient friendly information about the most common sports conditions and injuries, visit the patient care pages below.

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