The Gift of Life through Donation; Challenges of Sports Medicine: Team Physicians; Benefits of ASTYM® for Chronic Heel Pain

Episode 16.18 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: Samantha’s Lasting Impact: The Gift of Life Through Donation

Tim Joos from AlloSource talks about the incredible role donation has played in his life. Tim’s 17-year-old daughter, Samantha, was a kind, loving, generous young woman whose life ended too soon. She passed away after suffering injuries in a car accident on her way to high school. The Joos family found comfort in knowing that she helped many people through her gift of donation and that her legacy of love lives on through the recipients she has helped. Inspired by his daughter, Tim embarked on another donation journey – his own.


Segment Two: Challenges of Sports Medicine: Team Physicians- Risks, Rewards, and Responsibilities. FREE AAOS Interactive Annual Meeting Webinar: The Way I See It.

 Learn what the experts do as team physicians in sports medicine. Benefit from the inside story – what you need to know about being a team physician. Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, Moderator, shares his experience and views, the way he sees it.

August 9, 2016-Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CT – Register Now


Segment Three:  Michael Czuba- PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, from Athletico talks about the benefits of ASTYM® in treating chronic heel pain (PLANTAR FASCIITIS), related article.

Plantar heel pain is the most common diagnosis for foot & ankle pain, andAthletico Astym Achilles Pain approximately 1 in 10 individuals will experience plantar heel pain during the course of
their life. Current research suggests that the underlying pathology behind chronic plantar heel pain is the result of a degenerative process, as opposed to inflammation, which has significant implications for its treatment. The use of Astym® therapy has been shown to promote cell regeneration and decrease presence of scar tissue resulting in improved ROM, decreased pain, and improved function in several tendinopathies and chronic soft tissue injuries.

The Astym® system is an evidence-based, non-invasive rehabilitation program that stimulates the body’s regenerative healing process. The goal of Astym treatment is to encourage the body’s healing response by helping to rejuvenate muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Athletico’s certified therapists conduct this effective therapy by using specially-designed instruments to identify areas of dysfunction. The therapist will move the instruments firmly along the skin, in very particular directions. This allows the therapist to recognize the defective soft tissue and help those areas heal.