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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
Level 4
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Physiatry, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Physiatry, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
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

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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

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, 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

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.

Masking and Other Safety Protocols

Akron Children’s has a number of safety protocols in place for our patients and visitors in order to provide a safe hospital environment.


Some of the Conditions We Treat...

spina bifida, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, brain injury, Cerebral Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Hypertonia, Hypotonia, Muscle Spasticity, Muscular Dystrophy, physiatry, physical medicine, rehabilitation



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