Episode 15.31 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.
Segment One: Treating Eye Injuries in the Elite Athlete
Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, Head Team Physician for the Chicago White Sox and Dr. David Orth, Team Ophthalmologist for the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls discuss common as well as more serious injuries occurring in professional baseball and basketball; causes, description, treatment and recovery for the orbital “blow out” fracture.
David H. Orth, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a world-renowned retina specialist and the founder and president of Illinois Retina Associates, one of the most highly regarded retina practices in
the United States. Dr. Orth broke new ground in the delivery of retina care when, in 1975, he opened a retina practice in downtown Chicago and in the village of Flossmoor, 30 miles south of Chicago. At the time, a highly specialized medical practice like retina was unheard of in the southern suburbs. But under Dr. Orth’s leadership, Illinois Retina Associates was established in 1981 and has flourished into one of the busiest, most respected retina practices in the nation. Today, 13 board-certified specialists practice out of 12 Illinois Retina locations throughout Chicago’s suburbs and northwest Indiana. In addition to treating patients and guiding a thriving retina practice, Dr. Orth is an esteemed clinical researcher and educator. He is Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he co-founded the medical center’s highly sought-after vitreoretinal fellowship. He also serves as Medical Director of the Irwin Retina Center at Ingalls Memorial Hospital and Director of the hospital’s Ophthalmic Laser Laboratory.
Dr. Bush-Joseph and Steve talk with Joakim Noah’s personal trainer Alex Perris about the off season training for Joakim Noah at P3 Performance Training Project: custom training for professional athletes based on testing and motion capture; mental training through yoga, knowing how far to push the elite athlete, how to measure progress in workouts, recovery management, discipline, diet and rest.
“Jo’s been awesome,” Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said recently. “His energy, he’s been a great leader out here. He’s knocking down shots right now. Offensive rebounds, he’s finishing with explosiveness. He’s been, I’d say, one of the top guys in camp so far.”
Noah spent much of the summer working out in Santa Barbara, California, at P3 The Peak Performance Project, an athletic training facility that, at least in part, is known for helping athletes get back on track after various injuries. Alongside his trusted friend and trainer Alex Perris, Noah spent much of the offseason in Santa Barbara trying to get his body back in order. The difference in his game early in training camp has been noticeable to teammates.
“I just feel bouncier, just lighter on my feet. Just waking up in the morning and moving good, that’s a good feeling. Doing a lot of yoga every morning before I come in. Just taking care of myself a little different. This isn’t my first rodeo.” – Joakim Noah