Cody Holland formed a special bond with his Akron Children’s physical therapist that even transcends deep-rooted football rivalries. Holland worked with Erin Shilling, an Akron Children’s physical therapist in the pediatric-focused sports medicine program at our Beeghly campus, for nearly all of his 70-plus therapy sessions after tearing his ACL, MCL and PCL in a season-ending […]
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 […]
A head injury suffered during a youth football game put Tommy Schadl’s sports future in jeopardy, but in less than 2 years he bounced back to become an internationally acclaimed CrossFit athlete. In 8th grade, Tommy was the tough kid delivering the blows on the McDonald Junior High football team. He wasn’t on the receiving […]
For some reason the ease that we might feel from having Jordan’s shunt replaced was short lived as this was the first he had expressed discomfort after his surgery. The neuro team at Akron Children’s told us there is a high rate of malfunction in the first year. This doesn’t really put your mind at […]
Luke Holko, aboard Akron Children’s transport helicopter Air Bear, made a celebratory landing at Eastwood Field, home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Sunday. Sadly, Luke’s first ride on Air Bear was 6 years ago today, leaving the ballpark for Akron Children’s after a line drive fractured his skull. Luke has made a remarkable recovery and […]
After Jordan’s hip and ankle surgery, he seemed to be doing well and was transported to the 5600 unit. The first night was difficult. He woke up with pain in his hip and under his upper right arm, which we later contributed to his spica cast pushing on his ribs.