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Dr. Joseph Congeni
Youth AThletics: Baseball and Softball
Listen as we discuss the ways to avoid overuse injuries in youth sports. Cross training is a great way to get your kids in shape for their sport while avoiding the chronic condition of overuse injuries.
Joseph A. Congeni, M.D.,F.A.A.P., is the Division Director of the Sports Medicine Center at Akron Children's Hospital as well an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Sports Medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He developed the Primary Care Pediatrics Sports Medicine Fellowship at Akron Children's Hospital, the first of its kind at a pediatric hospital in the U.S. He is a 1990 graduate of the University of Notre Dame; and received his medical degree from NEOUCOM. Dr. Congeni is Board Certified in Pediatrics and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He has served on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and previously served as co-chairman of the Committee on Adolescent and Sports Medicine in the Ohio A.A.P. office. He currently serves on the Home and School Health Committee for the Ohio A.A.P., as well as The American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Congeni is currently a team physician for the University of Akron and Archbishop Hoban High School. He has won several awards including: the Summa Family Practice Teaching Award, Northern Ohio Live Best Doctors in Northern Ohio Award, Ohio High School Athletic Association Respect the Game Award, Ohio A.A.P. Committee Chair of the Year Award, Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association’s Team Physician of the Year Award. Most recently, he was named Ohio Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio State Medical Association. He has published many papers, with special interest in lumbar spondylolysis, youth baseball injuries and brain injuries in athletes. Dr. Congeni also appears on a weekly radio Sports Medicine segment. He and his wife Karen have six children.
Melanie Cole, M.S.