Playing youth sports benefits kids for a lifetime by teaching them valuable lessons on and off the field, such as teamwork, leadership, hard work and more. Unfortunately, players and coaches can get so caught up in winning that they sometimes lose sight of why they’re on the field. If your kids play sports, chances are […]
Every week, Dr. Joe Congeni, the director of Sports Medicine at Akron Children's Hospital, discusses timely topics for a sports medicine segment on WAKR 1590 AM’s Ray Horner Morning Show.
With warmer weather upon us, it’s running season. Just last weekend, I had runners participate in several marathon events, from Cincinnati’s Flying Pig to Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers to Louisville’s Kentucky Derby. One thing I recommend to all my runners who are experiencing repetitive injuries is Akron Children’s Runner’s Academy. In this individualized workshop, our physical […]
Cavs fans are watching media reports closely as news comes out about Golden State Warriors All-Star Steph Curry’s ankle problems. What many don’t realize is it began shortly after he joined the NBA in 2010. He had his first reconstructive surgery in 2011 and only played 26 games that season. After his second surgery in […]
It’s an exciting time in Cleveland sports right now: It’s play-off time for the Cavaliers and everybody’s tuning in to see if this is our year. Unfortunately, we just heard Iman Shumpert took the last week of the regular season off to get his knee drained. Most likely, this stems from an injury he suffered […]
It’s been a disappointing few weeks in professional sports due to a couple of athletes’ abuse of performance-enhancing drugs (PED). Abraham Almonte, who was scheduled to be the Tribe’s opening day center fielder, was recently suspended for 80 games for using the banned substance Boldenone. A few weeks later Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid female athlete, […]
At 6′ tall, 230 pounds, Gary Ransom isn’t the average-sized patient at Akron Children’s. And, as his physical therapists will tell you, he isn’t the average athlete either. After suffering a season-ending knee injury last year, this Walsh University senior is ready to the return to football this fall with newfound strength and improved technique […]