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Pediatric Physical Therapy

If your child or teen has been injured or has movement problems from an illness, disease or disability, we are specially trained to use a variety of treatments to help build strength, improve movement, and strengthen skills needed to complete daily activities.

We have one focus: kids

We know the best way to get children motivated and involved is through play. That's why we use balls, swings and all kinds of toys to help kids build strength and improve motor function, balance and coordination in fun, creative ways. We even use therapy dogs from our Doggie Brigade to help motivate kids in completing physical therapy activities.

Therapy activities are used to decrease pain and help children and young adults return to daily activities. We adapt equipment, advise on the selection and use of wheelchairs, offer suggestions for splinting and orthotics, and fit Jobst pressure garments for burn patients. Exercises are designed to restore strength, flexibility, movement and function to muscles and joints. 

Some reasons for a referral to physical therapy may include:

  • Developmental and motor skill delay 
  • Gait training 
  • Rehabilitation of orthopedic or sports injuries
  • Rehabilitation after traumatic injury
  • Pain reduction
  • Biofeedback training 
  • Respiratory training 
  • Burn scars 
  • Life skills training 
  • Muscle tightness or weakness
  • Torticollis or flat head in infants

We provide care to patients in both the hospital and outpatient setting, and serve as a resource to schools and community programs. We are affiliated with more than 20 universities for teaching of students.

Sports Rehabilitation

From personalized sports physical therapy treatments to rehabilitation following injury and surgery, we help children, teens and adults get back to doing the activities they love as quickly and safely as possible. Visit the Sports Rehabilitation web page.

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Locations

Contact Physical Therapy

330-543-8257

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Physical Therapy
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Physical Therapy, Akron
Main Hospital Building
214 West Bowery Street
2nd floor - Orange Elevator
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Rehabilitative Services, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 East Hines Hill Road
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Rehabilitative Services, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Boardman
Building C
6505 Market Street
Suite 2160
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Rehabilitative Services, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center
1029 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Rehabilitative Services, Massillon
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Massillon
Akron Children's Health Center
1149 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, Ohio 44646
Fax: 330-830-7929
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Rehabilitative Services, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center
3443 Medina Road
Medina, Ohio 44256
Fax: 330-722-4990
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Rehabilitative Services, New Philadelphia
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, New Philadelphia
1045 West High Avenue
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Rehabilitative Services, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Rehabilitative Services, Portage
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Portage
Akron Children's Health Center
2497 State Route 59
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
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Rehabilitative Services, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitative Services, Warren
Akron Children's Health Center
5000 East Market Street
Suite 28
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

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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...

arthrogryposis, brain injury, burn injury, amputation, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, developmental delays, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lymphedema, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, torticollis



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