The Chicago Sports Summit; Director of Sports Performance for The Chicago Bulls; Marathon Injuries

Episode 16.24 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: Dr. Cole and Steve discuss the upcoming Chicago Sports Summit to be held at The Hyatt Regency on October 5th. Chicago leaders will join forces during the first-ever Chicago Sports Summit, a forum about the fast-changing world of sports and issues that will affect the future of the industry in Chicago.

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The powerful line-up of experts will tackle issues, such as owning and managing teams; building fans and staying profitable; player contracts and injuries; the changing world of college sports and keeping young athletes engaged in sports.

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Register today for Chicago’s premier sports event of the year. All attendees will receive a goody bag with team memorabilia and Chicago-style sweets. See list of Speakers, Emcees and Agenda.


Segment Two: Chip Schaefer talks about the early days at the Chicago Stadium and schaeferthe biggest changes over the years in the players, training, injury management and new technology. A veteran in the athletic training and sports performance fields, Schaefer returns to Chicago for a second stint with the Bulls having served as the team’s Head Athletic Trainer from 1990-98. Schaefer’s new role with the Bulls will be to implement and integrate a multi-disciplined staff that bridges the sports medicine and sports performance programs.

He will oversee athletic training, strength and conditioning, sport psychology and player nutrition. The 2016-17 campaign will mark his 25th season in the NBA, during which time he has contributed to 11 NBA Championship teams (six with Chicago, five with the Los Angeles Lakers). Most recently, he spent the last three seasons with the Sacramento Kings as the team’s Director of Sports Science. While with the Kings, he assisted the sports medicine and athletic training staffs with injury prevention and health maintenance.

He also created and implemented the team’s strength and conditioning programs. Following his first term in Chicago, he worked 13 seasons with the Lakers (1986-87, 1999-2011). In his last seven seasons in Los Angeles, he was the team’s Director of Athletic Performance/Player Development; while with the Lakers, he also oversaw the transition of the team’s young players into the NBA, as well as their professional development.


Segment Three: With the upcoming Chicago Marathon, Dr. Cole sees a variety of running injuries and discusses sudden injuries in the hip-groin area, foot and ankle injuries, runners knee tibia and stress fractures; signs and diagnosis, when to stop training, when to take action, overuse and recovery; how to prevent more serious injury.