Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST); New Link for Spare the Scalpel Video; Knee Cap Pain in the NBA

Episode 16.08 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: Cole Cruz from Coalition Training in Chicago describes the technique and benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) for active recovery between workouts.

12 BENEFITS OF FST

  1. Overall | Release scar tissue and improves mobility in joints, muscles, fascia and nervous system.
  2. Range of Motion | Increases space and synovial fluid even in arthritic joints; relieves general joint stiffness.
  3. Muscle Function | Relieves general muscle tightness and releases trigger points.cruz
  4. Performance | Increases strength after inhibitions are removed and allows for free-range movement.
  5. Injury Reduction | Works to fix muscle imbalances caused by repetitive activities that can impact body movement or cause pain.
  6. Posture & Symmetry | Adults have been observed to gain height and find it easier to maintain good posture for longer periods of time.
  7. Pain Reduction | Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to modulate pain or remove joint and soft tissue restrictions.
  8. Sleep | Improved sleep for those experiencing sleep deprivation.
  9. Balance & Coordination | Improved ability to feel your body and feel movement.
  10. Well-Being | Overall feeling and sense of contentment – improved digestion and elimination.
  11. Nerve | Improves mobility and function in overall central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as specific nerves.
  12. Circulation | Decreased ankle and other swelling, along with increased urine elimination.

Segment Two: Dr. Cole discusses his recent TEDx presentation – Spare the Scalpel: A Surgeon’s Perspective on the Future of Orthopedic Medicine – how patients can coexist with their injury with nonsurgical solutions; use of stem cells, platelet rich plasma, physical therapy & bracing; the overuse of technology such as MRI. Click this updated link to Watch the Video.


Segment Three: Dr. Gary Calabrese PT, DPT, Senior Director Rehabilitation and PatellofemoralSports Therapy at the Cleveland Clinic and has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers for 20 years. Dr. Calabrese discusses common basketball injuries: Patellofemoral (knee cap) pain and ACL injuries; description, causes, diagnosis, bracing, treatment and therapy.

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