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Overview

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 

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

330-543-8050

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NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 4400
Level 4
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-8054
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Physiatry, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
6505 Market St., Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Physiatry, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center
6076 Whipple Ave. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Physiatry, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
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

Physicians/Providers:

Kathryn Mosher, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist; Director, Neuromuscular Clinic

Christopher Najarian, MD

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

Melanie Rak, MD

Pediatric Physiatrist

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Alisha Bauer, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Shawnelle Contini, MSHS, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Angela Davis, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Amanda Delaratta, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Vanessa Douglas, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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

Kristina Muhleman, MSN, APRN-CNP

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center

Jared Pennington, PhD, PA-C

Advanced Practice Provider, Inpatient NeuroDevelopmental Science Center