If your child is itching to return to the soccer field or basketball court following a bout with COVID-19, you may be wondering if it’s safe to let them. A growing body of evidence suggests moderate to severe COVID-19 infections in adults may cause lasting damage to the heart muscle raising concerns about the risks […]
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.
Dr. Joe Congeni, director of Sports Medicine at Akron Children’s, recently spoke with WAKR morning show host Ray Horner about the valuable lessons student athletes learned this fall. Below is a transcript of the discussion. Dr. Congeni: The high school fall sports season is coming to an end this week. And, over my 30 years […]
A chance meeting with a sports physical therapist while in high school left such a strong impression on Elizabeth Hinkle that it sparked a career interest for her. While excelling throughout her Hudson High School cross country years, a career that included two individual top-50 state meet performances and one 4th place team finish, Hinkle […]
Believe it or not, it’s time for student athletes to get their physicals for the fall sports season. That way, if a medical issue is discovered that needs to be addressed — and 15-20% of the time one is found — it gives doctors plenty of time to treat it before kickoff. “What ends up […]
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. […]
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 […]