Sports Medicine Program

Akron Children's Sports Medicine Program provides care for all types of sports or activity-related injuries for children, teens and adults, as well as counseling on proper nutrition and training practices to prevent injury. Read More...

Congeni Joseph
Joseph Congeni, MD
Director, Sports Medicine; Clinical Co-Director, Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Burke Michelle
Michelle Burke, MD
Medical Director, School Health Services

Kerr Julie
Julie Kerr, MD
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Smurawa Troy
Troy Smurawa, MD
Director, Sports Medicine Education

Perusek Amy
Amy Perusek, MSN, CPN
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner



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Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • Akron Children's Hospital established the first pediatric sports medicine program in Ohio.
  • Akron Children's Hospital is an affiliate organization with the American Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and its Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention (STOP) campaign. The STOP campaign educates athletes, parents, athletic trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend, and the need to keep young athletes healthy.

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Sports Medicine - Overview

Akron Children's Sports Medicine program is part of the Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, which features a physical therapy and rehabilitation center with treadmills, elliptical and step machines, stationary bikes, free weights and weight machines.

Our sports medicine team includes doctors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and dietitians. We work together to diagnose and treat sports and activity-related injuries, as well as to counsel patients on proper nutrition and training practices to prevent injury.

We also work closely with our orthopedic surgeons when sports rehab isn't enough.

Our services include:

  • Youth weight loss and fitness programs 
  • Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic 
  • Evaluation of sports and recreational injuries with treatments 
  • Sports physicals (available individually or by team/school) 
  • Evaluation and treatment of exercise-induced asthma 
  • Sports psychology services 
  • School-based sports medicine services, including team physicians and trainers 
  • Body composition and sports nutrition recommendations 
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound and laboratory services
  • Gait analysis and computerized motion analysis of movements: walking, running, jumping and throwing 
  • Adult sports medicine evaluations and treatment

Akron Children's Hospital is an affiliate organization with the Americlan Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and its Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention (STOP) campaign. The STOP campaign educates athletes, parents, athletic trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend, and the need to keep young athletes healthy.

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Akron Children's Hospital
Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 7300
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8260
Fax: 330-543-3851
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Akron Children's at Hudson
5655 Hudson Drive
Hudson , OH 44236
Phone: 330-342-5437
Fax: 330-342-8504
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