The Biggest Loser?>>NOT; Elbow Injuries in Young Throwers; Causes and Treatment for Common Spinal Injuries

Episode 16.10 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 discusses the rightfat-free-
path to weight loss, noting the failure of extreme weight loss programs in keeping it off long term. Most participants have gained back original weight and more due to stress and changes in hormonal balance and metabolism. Karen addresses the main issues in play for the initial weight gain, life style and emotional reasons. Massive caloric restriction may cause negative hormonal changes where quality natural foods with proper nutrients can achieve success in permanent weight loss.

Karen Malkin as an Integrative Health Coach and Eating Psychology Teacher 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.

Her clientele includes executives, professional athletes, men and women of all ages, students, and motivated individuals who are ready for a new level of vitality. 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.


Segment Two: Steve and Dr. Cole discuss young baseball players with elbow injuries;boys-bb
the influence of high pitch counts, faster pitching and fatigue; the effect on growth plates in young players, potential damage to the UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) and types of treatment; the importance of icing after play to reduce inflammation; problems with unrestricted pitch counts at higher levels of high school players.


Segment Three: Dr. Frank Phillips from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush discusses the more common spine injuries seen in young athletes as well as elite pro athletes from stretching-extended twisting movements; description, causes, symptoms, avoidance and treatment; the effects of disc damage and stress fractures; the importance of warm up, weight control and core strength to stabilize and protect the spine; advancements in minimally invasive spine surgery to protect nerves and muscles around the spine for faster recovery and minimal collateral damage.

Dr. Phillips is a leader in the field and is a founder, board member and past president of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Dr. Phillips has participated in the development of and pioneered a number of minimally invasive spinal techniques that are now widely used. He regularly teaches and lectures to spine surgeons nationally and internationally on minimally invasive spinal surgery. He also has expertise in motion preserving procedures and was a principle investigator in FDA trials on cervical disc replacement.