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 […]
As 14-year-old Mogadore High School freshman Logan Penix was gearing up to play in a weekend tournament with his travel baseball team last year, he suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in his knee. “Logan is a natural athlete,” said Logan’s dad, Jason. “Sports are his world so this was a devastating injury to […]
A lot of people are talking about a new technique called dry needling that has been shown to be effective on muscle tendon injuries. Though it isn’t acupuncture, physical therapists place acupuncture-like needles in the center of the muscle knot or trigger point to create a small lesion and release the contraction.
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.
There’s a battle of the “reclamation projects” — what I like to call it — going on in the NBA right now. Cleveland Cavs’ Andrew Bynum is rehabbing six hours a day to get ready for the season due to knee injuries, while Miami Heat’s Greg Oden is working with a physical therapist five hours a day after several microfracture surgeries.