Author Archives: Dr. Jorge Gomez, Sports Medicine Specialist — West Campus

About Dr. Jorge Gomez, Sports Medicine Specialist — West Campus

I practice primary care (non-surgical) sports medicine, primarily at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus. I am board certified in both Pediatrics & Sports Medicine. Currently I serve as an assistant team physician for the University of Houston Cougars.

My special interests are in non-contact joint injuries, development of neuromuscular control as it relates to sport, and injuries unique to the growing athlete.

Running can be fun!

Running can be a fun activity you enjoy with your children. What’s exciting is children are naturally inclined to be active. This means when they think of doing a physical … Full Entry »

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How much is too much physical activities for kids?

In the last 30 years, obesity has doubled in children and nearly quadrupled in adolescents, with the U.S. having the highest rate in the world. Physical activity is essential for … Full Entry »

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When your athlete needs medical follow-up for a concussion

This post was co-authored by Dr. Jorge Gomez and Dr. Kristin Ernest. An athlete who suffers a blow to the head should be evaluated by a physician within 48 hours if … Full Entry »

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Concussions 101: What Parents Need to Know

What are concussions? A concussion is caused by a direct or indirect blow, trauma or jolt to the head, causing  the body and head accelerate or decelerate, resulting in dysfunction … Full Entry »

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Most Common Sports Injuries

Unfortunately, injuries occur frequently in most sports. It’s important to treat sports injuries correctly in order to prevent further problems. Below is a list of some of the sports injuries … Full Entry »

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