Comprehensive Sports Medicine Programs for Canton and Beyond

For acute, musculoskeletal injuries, Mercy Sports Medicine offers a physical therapy program which includes the evaluation and treatment, aquatic therapy, custom orthotic fabrication and fitting, isokinetic evaluation and rehabilitation, rehabilitation of post-surgical conditions, and custom fitting of braces, supports and other protective devices.

Treatment for sports injuries in Canton OhioIn addition, our certified athletic trainers — under the direction of Mark J. Hudak, medical director of Mercy Sports Medicine — help prevent and treat injuries for anyone who is physically active and specialize in prevention, assessment, immediate care and rehabilitation.

Mercy’s athletic trainers have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university and serve:

 Blue Streaks
Malone Pioneers




Treatment and Rehabilitation for Sports-related Injuries

  • Acute care therapy
  • ImPACT Concussion Management
  • Injury prevention consultations
  • Evaluation and treatment of acute musculoskeletal injuries
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Pre-season conditioning programs for any sports activity
  • Custom orthotic fabrication and fitting
  • Pre-season physicals for recreational or scholastic athletes
  • Isokinetic evaluation and rehabilitation
  • Athletic training coverage for professional, collegiate, scholastic and club sports
  • Rehabilitation of post surgical conditions
  • Coaches continuing education program
  • Custom fitting of braces, supports and other protective devices
  • Community education through our Speakers’ Bureau
  • Kineseotaping techniques
  • Treatment hours to fit your schedule for Acute Orthopedic Physical Therapy Services
  • Sound-assisted soft tissue mobilization (SASTM)
  • Dry needling neuro trigger points


Care for Chronic Running Ailments

Take advantage of what professional and Olympic runners are using to stay healthy! Mercy Sports Medicine professionals are trained in the advanced manual techniques of sound-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (SASTM), cupping and dry needling. These processes assist in cleaning up scar tissue and stimulate your body to repair and remodel muscle tissue.

This technique helps common ailments, such as:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Calf Strain
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Quadriceps Strain
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Patella Tendonitis

Sports Enhancement Programs

With each change of season come familiar sounds from athletic fields,

Mercy Sports Medicine for Canton Ohio and Beyond

golf courses and gymnasiums across the landscape. Mercy sports specialists help athletes ages 10

and up improve their skills and prepare for the next season. Whether you’re a youth football player wanting to improve your speed, agility and endurance, a high school volleyball player trying to avoid a lower extremity injury or a golf enthusiast wanting to improve your game, Mercy′s experienced team of individuals with degrees and certifications can help. For more information, click here.

Support for Coaches

To support area coaches, Mercy Sports Medicine hosts quarterly coaches clinics in accordance with the guidelines approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

Occupational Related Rehab Programs

Mercy Sports Medicine also offers occupational–related rehabilitation programs to treat patients with injuries that occur at the workplace. In conjunction with Mercy Work Health & Safety Services, patients at Mercy Health Center of North Canton can walk from the physician′s examination room to our therapy clinic — all within the same facility.