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 […]
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 […]
With a family history of high blood pressure and a penchant for eating unhealthy foods, running provides the right counterbalance for pediatric orthopedic surgeon Patrick Riley Jr. “Even when I played sports during high school, my blood pressure was borderline high,” he said. “Since I started running regularly about 4 years ago, all my […]
That first sunny, spring day is an exciting time to lace up the running shoes and hit the track, road or trail. Not only can running feel good, but the health benefits are well known. It improves cardiovascular function, lowers body mass index (BMI), increases bone density, and decreases risk of stroke and high blood pressure. It also has positive effects on our mental health and mood.
After a long weekend of playing multiple soccer games on hard, dry grass, I can distinctly remember walking around like a geriatric man after a workout at Silver Sneakers. I limped around making painful noises and whining about heel pain. My heels became very sore, felt swollen, and were tender to touch. Although I didn’t know it at the time, I probably had Sever’s disease.