In 2020, Connor Evanich was a three-sport athlete at Marlington High School. As he entered his junior year, he knew he wanted to play a sport in college, but a leg and knee injury caused him to reevaluate how he’d get there. Connor stayed committed to his goal and, with the help of his Akron […]
Don’t be left on the sideline. Get your sports physical now.
Believe it or not, now is the best time for student athletes to get their physicals for the fall sports season. That way, if a medical issue is discovered that needs to be addressed — and 15% to 20% of the time one is found — it gives providers plenty of time to address it […]
How proper conditioning can benefit young athletes
With school wrapping up for summer, your child’s formal sports season may be over; however, many teams choose to continue conditioning to help keep their athletes’ bodies in shape and ward off injury. Off-season strength and flexibility training can help prevent injuries during the sports season, enhance long-term health and even boost academic performance. “It’s […]
Why are growth plates such a big deal?
If you’re familiar with the lyrics to the children’s song, Dem Bones, then you probably already know the knee bone is connected to the thigh bone. But did you know the thigh bone is one of the 4 long bones in the body (along with the bones in the lower leg/shin and upper arm and […]
Pinpoint relief for repetitive stress injuries
They say practice makes perfect so, as a competitive swimmer on the Poland Seminary High School swim team, Haley Donnadio did just that. Every swim season since she was a freshman, she practiced 2 hours a day, 6 days a week. She swam lap after lap to build strength and endurance but, as her senior season […]
Dr. Aaron Sweeney scores career goal as pediatrician and sports med physician at Akron Children’s
Working for Akron Children’s is a win-win for Dr. Aaron Sweeney. He gets the opportunity to blend his love of pediatric medicine with his passion for all-things sports. As our newest pediatrician and sports medicine physician at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Boardman, Dr. Sweeney is living out his dream to treat children and teens with […]