If your child is itching to return to the soccer field or basketball court following a bout with COVID-19, you may be wondering if it’s safe to let them. A growing body of evidence suggests moderate to severe COVID-19 infections in adults may cause lasting damage to the heart muscle raising concerns about the risks […]
Every week, Dr. Joe Congeni, the director of Sports Medicine at Akron Children's Hospital, discusses timely topics for a sports medicine segment on WAKR 1590 AM’s Ray Horner Morning Show.
Student athletes scored valuable lessons this fall season
Dr. Joe Congeni, director of Sports Medicine at Akron Children’s, recently spoke with WAKR morning show host Ray Horner about the valuable lessons student athletes learned this fall. Below is a transcript of the discussion. Dr. Congeni: The high school fall sports season is coming to an end this week. And, over my 30 years […]
Former cross country runner on pace for career in sports physical therapy
A chance meeting with a sports physical therapist while in high school left such a strong impression on Elizabeth Hinkle that it sparked a career interest for her. While excelling throughout her Hudson High School cross country years, a career that included two individual top-50 state meet performances and one 4th place team finish, Hinkle […]
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