Many kids play competitive sports all year long. With all of that physical wear and tear, it’s important for athletes to learn how to take care of their bodies and prevent injuries. Interested in an off-season conditioning program for her daughter’s Ohio Premier travel lacrosse team, Kristi Kerrigan contacted LifeCenter Plus in Hudson. “Akron […]
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 […]
Eleven-year-old Ethan stands outside his door, eagerly awaiting physical therapist Meghan Smolk. The minute he spots her, he dashes back into his room, running around frantically to find his shoes and gather his laundry to drop off on the way to the gym.
Are you wondering how to take your young athlete’s game to the next level? Is your child struggling to find the right rhythm for his swing, pitch, jump or serve? Is pain limiting her endurance, accuracy or speed? Akron Children’s Hospital’s Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation Department offers sports performance and training analysis to help your athlete enhance […]
October is National Physical Therapy Awareness month. I never realized how unaware I was of the effectiveness of physical therapy before Baby Jude. But I have become an advocate of the profound impact that physical therapy can have, especially in early intervention. Before Jude, I thought physical therapy was for old folks who were working in […]