At 13, Cassidy Wren has done more leaps, jumps, spikes and pirouettes than most people twice her age. The athletic 8th grader at Holy Family School has always given 100 percent on the court and dance floor, but a stress fracture in her lower back forced her to give 100 percent in a new arena […]
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 […]
With several fall and winter athletes out with injuries and in various stages of rehabilitation, I want to share the important role physical therapists play on the sports medicine team.
In April 2011, 7-year-old Mackenzie started to hear a loud beeping in her ear. After several tests, Dr. Roger Hudgins, an Akron Children’s Hospital neurosurgeon, discovered that Mackenzie had a brain tumor referred to as a juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. Once Dr. Hudgins removed the benign tumor, the hard work began.