Kara Goucher should have signed a note for Brittney Roth’s cross country coach. The high school senior, who is aiming to make it to state in cross country and track this year, skipped her team practice today for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Kara Goucher, one of the most accomplished distance runners of this generation. […]
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.
When you’re getting an injection for tendon or joint pain, you want to know the needle is in the right spot. That isn’t a given, because the doctor can’t see the injury inside your body. But a growing number of sports medicine doctors have turned to ultrasound imaging to guide injections. Dr. S. Derrick Eddy […]
Dance is a beautiful combination of exercise and art. It’s a relatively safe sport as many of the serious, traumatic injuries we see with other sports rarely occur in dancers. What we do see in dance, however, is overuse injuries from hours upon hours of repetitive extreme motion at the joints. Snapping and popping at the […]
Northeast Ohioans, of course, will be cheering on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their second consecutive NBA finals match-up with the Golden State Warriors. But northeast Ohio parents of children who play sports may wish to root for LeBron but live by The Stephen Curry Model for Youth Sports. This year, Curry and […]
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 […]
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 […]