Megan Hutson is one determined student-athlete. The Archbishop Hoban High School senior who “craves” competition has overcome not 1 – but 2 – season-ending injuries. As a child, Megan’s parents never had to urge her to go outside and play. She could often be found at basketball, soccer, softball or track practice. She also liked […]
The growing number of concussions in sports has many coaches, trainers and parents thinking twice before risking a second hit for an athlete who may have had his bell rung. In this Children’s Channel video, Joseph Congeni, MD, director of the sports medicine center at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the signs and symptoms of a […]
A recent study that looked at herniated disc injuries in NBA players pointed out an interesting fact: Out of basketball’s 5 positions, center was the No. 1 position for disc injuries and these players were most likely to require surgery. Point guards were the least likely to suffer this injury.
When you hear about dizziness in young athletes, they may be pointing to life-threatening conditions, such as a tumor or heart problem. A complete workup is necessary to rule these things out before a diagnosis of vertigo can be made.
With summer in full swing, now is the ideal time to get your preseason sports physical. Don’t wait until the day before practice starts because 15 percent of the time we find a medical issue that needs to be addressed.