Risks of Extreme Sports & Benefits of Post-operative Rehab Devices

Episode 14.03: Dr. Vani Sabeson from Western Michigan University imagesSchool of Medicine talks with Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul about her recent study of risks associated with extreme sports. Focusing on the high incidence of concussions and head and neck fractures.

CAMOped_in_motionIn the second segment, TheraTech Equipment Founders, Chick Sanford and Todd Studebaker review the uses and benefits of Continuous Passive Motion Devices and Continuous Active Motion Devices for proper post-operative care in orthopedic surgeries.

Kyle Pilz PA, closes with ‘Fantasy Sports Injury Update’ and a quick review of current player injuries and their possible affect for the NBA playoffs. [30:00]


Strategies to Increase Energy and Reduce Stress through Proper Nutrition

Episode 14.02: Nutrition – MLB Pre-season – Fantasy Sports Injury Update

nutritionCertified Holistic Health Counselor and Psychology of Eating Coach, Karen Malkin bringing it together with a practical approach to whole foods and simple strategies for healthy living. Karen talks with Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul about her recent Corporate Wellness Workshops in Los Angeles.

Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Head Team Physician for the Chicago White Sox is featured in Segment 2, discussing MLB Spring Training and Pre-season Physicals. Focusing on Shoulder and Elbow health, frequency of ‘Tommy John’ surgeries and the importance of MRI evaluations.

Segment 3 features the show staple, ‘Sports Fantasy Injury Update’ with Kyle Pilz and a discussion on Tiger Woods recent back surgery, return to play expectations after a Microdiscectomy and recent back injuries in the NBA. All great stories, Compelling and Rich. [30:00]

How have so many MLB Pitchers Returned to Play after Elbow Injury?

Episode 14.01: Dr. James Andrews talks with Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul about the recent passing of sports medicine pioneer Dr. Frank Jobe, his contribution to their profession and his impact on research, their careers and the history of the Tommy John elbow  surgery.athlete.pitcher Following up with Terrance Sgroi, Director of Clinical Sports Medicine Research for Accelerated Rehab, to discuss Bio-mechanics research through video analysis to help young “throwers” avoid and overcome elbow and shoulder injuries. Kyle Pilz closes with his ‘Fantasy Sports Injury Update’ on how recent injuries are affecting college basketball players during the March Madness Playoffs. Great show if you missed it live, listen here. [30:00]

With the Thrills Come Extreme Risks

 MARCH 31, 2014

Despite several well-publicized accidents, like the death last year of the snowmobiler Caleb Moore, just 25, the popularity of extreme sports has soared in recent years. Participants in the X Games and other sporting events regularly perform heart-stopping tricks on skis and snowboards, skateboards and mountain bikes, all of them endlessly replayed on YouTube and television for a growing audience of thrill-seekers.

Unfortunately, many young people eager for an adrenaline rush are trying to copy their extreme sports idols, putting themselves at terrible risk. Filled with overconfidence, many participants lack the skills and training for these stunts. And often they fail to use safety equipment that could reduce the risk of serious injury. Amateurs without referees, coaches or medical personnel around can end up with broken bones, crushed skulls, severe concussions, ruptured blood vessels or lifelong disability — if they survive.

More than four million injuries attributed to extreme sports occurred from 2000 through 2011, according to data collected by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. In the first-ever study of the nature of these injuries, Dr. Vani J. Sabesan, an orthopedic surgeon at Western Michigan University School of Medicine, and her colleagues examined the incidence of head and neck injuries, the most serious hazards short of death.

At the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Sabesan reported that more than 40,000 such injuries occur annually among participants in seven extreme sports, including skateboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking and motocross. Her analysis showed that 83 percent were head injuries and 17 percent neck injuries, with 2.5 percent described as severe, resulting in potential lifelong disability or death.

“The level of competition and injuries we’re seeing keep rising,” Dr. Sabesan said in an interview. “Many do recover, but not necessarily without long-term consequences.” Dr. Sabesan noted that head and neck injuries were of particular concern because of the “increased awareness of their short- and long-term consequences: concussions, fractures and traumatic brain injuries, which can result in outcomes such aschronic depression, headaches, paralysis and death.” [read more..]

Sports Medicine Weekly 2014 Kick Off

andrews.headshotSaturday March 29th at 8:30 AM CT on ESPN 1000 AM Radio. Opening discussion will be with renowned sports medicine physician, Dr. James Andrews, on the “Tommy John Surgery” and the late Dr. Frank Jobe who pioneered the procedure that helps MLB pitchers return to play. A new throwing program to help avoid overuse, shoulder and elbow injuries will be presented by Accelerated Rehab Centers plus Kyle Pilz with his “FANTASY SPORTS INJURY UPDATE”.

Dr. Andrews is internationally known and recognized throughout the world for his scientific and clinical research contributions in knee, shoulder and elbow injuries, and his skill as an orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Andrews is a founding partner and medical director for the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. In addition, he is a founding member of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI).

Dr. Andrews has been the mentor for more than 150 orthopaedic/sports medicine fellows and more than 30 primary care sports medicine fellows. Involved in education and research in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery, he has made major presentations on every continent, and has authored numerous scientific articles and books.

Dr. Andrews graduated from Louisiana State University in 1963, where he was Southeastern Conference indoor and outdoor pole vault champion. He completed LSU School of Medicine in 1967, and completed his orthopaedic residency at Tulane Medical School in 1972. He had surgical fellowships in sports medicine at the University of Virginia Medical School in 1972 with Dr. Frank McCue, III, and at the University of Lyon, Lyon, France in 1972 with the late professor Albert Trillat, M.D., who was known as the Father of European Knee Surgery.

Dr. Andrews is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and served as Secretary of that Board from May 2004 to May 2005. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Knee Society. He is Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical School, the University of Virginia School of Medicine, the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and the University of South Carolina Medical School. He has been awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree from Livingston University, Doctor of Science Degree from Troy State University and a Doctor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University.

At present, Dr. Andrews serves as Co-Medical Director for Intercollegiate Sports at Auburn University. He is Senior Orthopaedic Consultant for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Alabama. He is the orthopaedic consultant for the athletic teams of Troy University, University of West Alabama, Tuskegee University and Grambling University.

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton and Injury Management


Kyle Pilz, Bill Walton, Dr. Brian Cole, Steve Kashul

Don’t miss this extraordinary interview with MVP Bill Walton as he discusses first hand experience with his 36 orthopedic surgeries: including feet, stress fractures and spine. With Fourteen years in the NBA and continuing career as a leading network Analyst-Commentator Bill gives us great insight into how motivation affects recovery, predicting recovery, and the evolution of surgical procedure technology. [12:55]

Sports Medicine Weekly Launches Season IV on ESPN Radio

hostsinstudioTune in Saturdays at 8:30 AM CST starting March 29, 2014 on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio.

Hosts: Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul

  • Interesting and informative guest authorities covering a broad range of sports injury and fitness topics. Focusing on the most recent and relevant injuries affecting the professional athlete & the weekend warrior.
  • Real-life examples of athletes who have successfully transitioned from injury-reserve back to the playing field. In-depth view of injuries that occur on the field as well as those that happen to us in everyday life.
  • Understand what the professional athlete faces in training & competition and what all of us need to stay fit & injury-free.

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How does Chicago Bulls Joakim Noah Train for Top Performance?

Hear this engaging 2012 interview with Joakim Noah’s Personal Trainer, Alex Perris. Learn about their history, background and relationship; typical training day; typical game day; nutrition; recovery and post game activity [17:23] 

Olympic Coach Uses Anti-Gravity Treadmill to Train Elite Runners

Alberto Salazar, coach of multiple olympic medalist runners, was one of the original users of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. A pioneer in training techniques for high-performance athletes, Salazar discusses how he uses the Anti-Gravity Treadmill to augment his athletes’ training programs.

Knee Injuries in the NBA

medical.knee1Chicago Bulls Radio Host Steve Kashul and Team Physician Dr. Brian Cole discuss the variety of knee injuries prevalent in the NBA. Pre-game interview at the recent Chicago-Atlanta NBA Game.[04:34]