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Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our specialists are experts in the diagnosis and management of children with conditions that result in functional impairment or disability. The rehabilitation team coordinates an individualized treatment plan to meet your child’s specific medical, functional, behavioral, and educational needs. 

Our Focus is Function.

Our doctors do a complete history and clinical assessment to determine your child’s physical and rehabilitation needs. We may also refer for additional studies like MRI, Xray, or Electro-diagnostic evaluation (EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies) if more information is needed. From there, we prescribe medical and rehabilitation interventions that may include medication, injections, therapy, medical equipment and orthotics. Our goal is to improve your child’s development and daily function, from bathing and dressing to communication and mobility.

We treat children with disability from all causes including:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spasticity
  • Brain Injury
  • Nerve Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Amputation
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain 

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Locations

Contact Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

330-543-8050

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Physiatry, Akron
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Physiatry, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Suite 4400
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Physiatry, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Physiatry, Boardman
Building A
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Physiatry, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Physiatry, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 East Hines Hill Road
Suite 3
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Physiatry, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Physiatry, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Physiatry, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Physiatry, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center
3443 Medina Road, Door 1 (Suite 108)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Micah Baird
Micah Baird, MD

Director, Division of Pediatric Physiatry; Medical Director, Rehabilitation; Pediatric Physiatrist; Co-director, Myelodysplasia Clinic

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Physicians/Providers:

Adam Bartlett, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist

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Kathryn Mosher, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist; Director, Neuromuscular Clinic

Christopher Najarian, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist: Director, Spasticity Clinic; Co-Director, Myelodysplasia Clinic

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Melanie Rak, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Alisha Bauer, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

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Shawnelle Contini, MSHS, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

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Angela Davis, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

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Amanda Delaratta, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

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Christina Fox-Akers, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Andrea Hoverstock, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

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Kristina Muhleman, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Jared Pennington, PhD, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

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What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Limiting the Number of Caregivers and Face Covering

The number of caregivers permitted to accompany a child to an appointment is dependent on the department you are visiting. Everyone visiting an Akron Children's facility is asked to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks will be provided for visitors who do not bring their own.

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Checking In and Screening of Visitors

Akron Children's now offers Mobile Check-in to limit your exposure to others. You'll receive a text an hour before your child's appointment arrival time. Click the link in the text when you reach the Akron Children's facility for your child's appointment. You will receive a confirmation text that reminds you to wait in your car. Once we determine appropriate spacing is available inside the building, you'll receive a third text to let you know it's OK to come in for your appointment.

Immediately upon entering the building, your temperature will be taken, either by a thermal scanner or a greeter who will also ask you a few questions.

If you are in a waiting room, you’ll notice signs and a limited number of chairs. This is to remind our patients to keep 6 feet of physical distance between your family and others.

Precautions If You Suspect Your Child Has COVID-19

Call your child’s healthcare professional if your child is sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Your health care professional will work with Ohio’s public health department and the CDC to determine if your child needs to be tested for COVID-19.

View all the safety precautions Akron Children's is taking.