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Sports Rehabilitation

Akron Children's Hospital offers the only pediatric-focused sports rehabilitation program in northeast Ohio. We treat children ages 12 and up, as well as young adults who have injuries affecting their participation in sports and exercise.

Using evidence-based practice, our team of experienced professionals provides comprehensive rehab services and individualized treatment plans for each athlete. We work closely with our sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons in the care of our patients.

Our goal is to ensure a quick, safe return to sports or activities, enhance performance and prevent future injuries.

Specialized care.

Our team includes athletic trainers, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and dietitians, who offer the only pediatric-focused sports rehab program in northeast Ohio. We work with our sports medicine doctors in diagnosing and treating sports and activity-related injuries, including counseling 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:

  • Comprehensive evaluations
  • Customized, sport-specific treatment plans
  • Biomechanical analysis of sport-specific activities or movements
  • Sports performance and training analysis with 3-D technology
  • Gait and running analysis/retraining and custom orthotic fabrication
  • Force plate analysis to measure the effects of running, walking or jumping on the lower body
  • Rehabilitation following concussion
  • Pilates mat and reformer instruction, training and treatment
  • Manual therapy including mobilizations and Graston Technique® and Active Release Technique®
  • Trigger point dry needling
  • Ongoing consultation with athletes, parents, physicians and coaches

As an affiliate organization with the American Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), we are dedicated to educating 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 Sports Rehab, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Level 7
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-5051
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Sports Rehab, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Sports Rehab, Boardman
Leonard J. Fisher Family Building
6505 Market Street, Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
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Sports Rehab, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Sports Rehab, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 East Hines Hill Road
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
Fax: 330-543-3851
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Sports Rehab, Massillon
Akron Children's Health Center
1149 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, Ohio 44646
Fax: 330-830-7929
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Sports Rehab, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Sports Rehab, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center
3443 Medina Road, Door 2 (Suite 110)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Sports Rehab, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Sports Rehab, Warren
Akron Children's Health Center
5000 East Market Street
Suite 28
Warren, Ohio 44484
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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.

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Some of the Conditions We Treat...

ACL injury, Concussion, Female Athlete Triad, MCL Injuries, Meniscal Cartilage Tears, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Osteochondritis Dissecans, PCL Injuries, Stress Fracture, Tendinitis