Preparation for Weekend Warriors & Treatment for Joint Swelling

Episode 14.08

Segment One – Preparation for Weekend Warriors

volleyball.athleteChristine Licata, Physical Therapist with ATI Physical Therapy discusses the risks for Weekend/Summer Warrior who become very active after long periods of inactivity. How these athletes can prepare and prevent injury through warm-ups, strength training and stretching; which sports appear to have higher risks; how to treat common injuries.

Christine graduated from the University of Delaware in 2002 with a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, a concentration in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Strength & Conditioning. She also received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Widener University in 2005. Christine has been employed with ATI for the past five years specializing in the care of pre and post operative orthopedic patients as well as middle school through collegiate level athletes.

Prior to ATI, she worked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for three years specializing in the orthopedic/sports medicine adolescent patient population. Christine is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and recently completed a Sports Physical Therapy Certification through Evidence in Motion.

Segment Two – Fluid and Swelling in Joints: Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Brian Cole from Midwesenovial.medicalst Orthopaedics at Rush discusses “Water on the Knee” injuries. What are the causes and treatments for the formation of Senovial Fluid, use of MRI in diagnosis and how the patient helps determine the course of treatment.

Dr. Cole is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedics with a conjoint appointment in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. In 2011, he was appointed as Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center, a multidisciplinary program specializing in the treatment of arthritis in young active patients.

He also serves as the head of the Orthopedic Master’s Program and trains residents and fellows in sports medicine and research. He lectures nationally and internationally, and through his basic science and clinical research has developed several innovative techniques for the treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee conditions. He has published more than 1,000 articles and has published 5 widely read textbooks in orthopedics. [30:00]