Fat Loss vs. Muscle Gain; Soft Tissue Transplants; The Graston Technique-Therapy for Optimal Range of Motion

Episode 16.12 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 OneCole Cruz from Coalition Training talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about preferred training routines for fat loss vs. muscle gain: weight training, high intensity training, walking, diet, cardio and recovery.

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  • Master of Science, Sport & Exercise Psychology
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Segment Two: Dr. Cole discusses the use of allografts in joint reconstruction; ACL and cartilage repair; meniscus transplants in high level pro athletes; advancements in the collection and processing of donor tissue; ongoing research at Rush University Medical Center to improve transplant techniques; AlloSource as a prime resource for fresh cartilage tissue used for joint repair.

AlloSource is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to honor and respect the gift of human tissue donation by responsibly developing, processing and distributing life-saving and life-enhancing allografts for our communities. They offer more than 200 types of precise bone, skin, soft-tissue and custom-machined allografts for use in an array of life-saving and life-enhancing medical procedures.


Segment Three: Dorothy Cohee, PT, DPT, OCS from Athletico discusses how the Graston Technique is used to treat soft tissue injuries. Graston Technique® is an innovative, evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions, as well as maintain optimal range of motion.

The treatment goal and process of the Graston Technique® is to first “break up” these adhesions by breaking down the collagen cross-links that have been formed and then to realign them with proper stretching and strengthening.  The Graston Technique® can be used through muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and on a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions such as:

Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain) Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain) Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain) Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain) Fibromyalgia
Scar Tissue Trigger Finger
Shin Splints Joint Sprains