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Sports Medicine

Our primary care sports medicine physicians have extensive experience caring for children, adolescents and adults.  They care for athletes and non-athletes, helping them recover from injuries.


Our orthopedic specialists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of:

They can also:

  • Treat and manage sports-related concussions 
  • Help improve athletic performance
  • Expedite referrals to orthopedic surgeons if surgery or more complex treatment is needed

Our physicians are trained in cutting edge treatments including:

In addition to these treatments, physical therapy or occupational therapy may be prescribed as part of the treatment plan to help with recovery.

About Summa Health Sports Medicine

Summa Health Sports Medicine physicians are the team physicians for the Akron Rubber Ducks and many local high schools. We provide athletic trainer coverage to eight area schools and three area YMCAs.

In addition, its physicians provide medical coverage for the Akron Marathon Race Series, 2014 Gay Games and OHSAA State Softball Tournament since 2007.

Our physicians offer same day/next day appointments and expedited referrals to the top orthopedic surgeons in the area.

Our staff consists of Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) Team Physicians of the Year, OATA Athletic Trainers of the Year and OATA Hall of Fame members.

Summa Health Sports Medicine services include:

  • Athletic trainer coverage at schools
  • Sports physicals
  • Neurocognitive baseline and post-concussive testing
  • Educational programs on injury prevention
  • Sports performance
  • Strength and conditioning and injury prevention programs
  • Access for parents and coaches to their athletic trainer (cell phone provided at beginning of season)

Runners Video Gait Analysis

For runners looking to improve their gait, a video gait analysis can be combined with physical therapy to identify deficiencies and provide corrective exercises.  The analysis is completed by an athletic trainer or physical therapist that specializes in gait analysis.

The runner is videotaped from the front, back and side.  The clinician then slows the tape down and explains the analysis of the running stride.  The benefits of efficient running form include: faster race times, less running-related injuries and more enjoyable running days.


Options to Request an Appointment

If your situation is an emergency, call 911.