Why is Your Health Important to You?; Returning to Play after Injury; How to Measure Running Economy

Episode 16.05 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.

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Segment One: Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counseling talks about using the Vision MAP tool to help discover and articulate your MAP (Mission, Aspirations & Purpose); to find out why your health really matters to you.

 Karen is passionate about supporting people in making transformations in their own lives without sacrificing their favorite foods. Her approach combines cutting-edge science, the principles of Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the psychology of eating with a practical approach to whole foods and healthy living.

Some of her specialties include cleansing, emotional eating, weight loss, the science of nutrition, high energy super foods and smoothies, supplementation, managing cravings, and healthy lifestyle makeovers.

To receive your Vision MAP Questionnaire go to www.karenmalkin.com or contact Karen at karen@karenmalkin.com

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Segment Two: Dr. Brian Cole talks about the decision making process in evaluating injuries to accelerate pro athletes return to play; the performance based progression criteria that is used to help determine readiness; recently Steph Curry slipped in a pool of sweat during a routine jog down the court and fell awkwardly to the floor clutching his right knee. Curry’s diagnosis turned out to be a mild medial collateral ligament sprain, which, for most people, is no big deal. As quoted from WIRED:

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Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry heads off the court at the start of the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against Rockets in Houston, on April 24, 2016.

‘MRIs have their own dangers. Many athletes will have knee or back abnormalities that
show up in an MRI that aren’t necessarily related to the injury and don’t always need to be treated. “We don’t make decisions based on objective anatomic abnormalities,” says Dr. Brian Cole, an orthopaedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, and team physician for the Chicago Bulls. “We make decisions based on symptoms in many cases.” In other words, too much treatment could be just as much of a risk for the player as not enough.’


Segment Three: Travis Orth, PT, DPT, Orthopedic Certified Specialist from Athletico talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about “Running Economy”; how it is measured and how it can reduce injury, increase performance & endurance; the role of oxygen and specialized types of exercise for improvement in running economy.

Travis has an MS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Michigan State University; Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of New England and is board certified in orthopedic physical therapy. He specializes in treating endurance athletes through the endurance program at Athletico.

In addition to Video Gait Analysis, Athletico also offers the following services thatVideo Gait Analysis can benefit endurance athletes: