Episode 17.02 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.
Segment One:Katie Varnado from ATI Physical Therapy talks about the responsibilities and qualifications for Athletic Trainers, the difference between pro & non-pro team trainers, the importance of having High School Trainers and how to promote their use.
Katie Varnado is a certified and licensed athletic trainer who is passionate about educating others about concussions, growth plate injuries in athletes, and the need for athletic trainers. In her role as Sports Medicine Director at ATI Physical Therapy, she oversees and provides guidance to the athletic trainers ATI provides to local high schools and colleges and ensures all athletes are receiving comprehensive care to return to sport as quickly and safely as possible.
Katie received her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training from Illinois State University. She then went on to earn a prestigious year long sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, CO. Katie has over fourteen years of experience working with both collegiate and high school athletics as well as working with physicians.
Segment Two: Steve and Dr. Cole discuss the various types of elbow injuries, causes and treatments. Dr. Cole describes the many new and interesting advancements in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy – the future of research and applications.
Fellowship Director, Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center
Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Head Team Physician for Chicago White Sox & Team Physician for Chicago Bulls and Nazareth Academy
Advanced Arthroscopic Reconstructive Techniques and Cartilage Restoration expertise
Voted Top 10-15% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.NewWorld Report and Castle Connolly
Associate Editor of the Arthroscopy Journal and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Knee Surgery
Segment Two:Karen Malkin discusses the importance of MCTs- medium chain triglycerides: what are they and why are so many athletes adding them to their fitness plans. We tend to think carbohydrates give us the most energy. How do MCTs compare to carbohydrates for fuel?
Best fats to cook with: Olive oil is known to be one of the healthiest fats for cardiovascular health. Why shouldn’t we cook with olive oil? What are the best fats for high heat cooking? Can you cook with MCT oil?
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The use of platelet–richplasma (PRP) for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) has demonstrated mixed clinical outcomes in randomized controlled trials when compared with hyaluronicacid(HA), an accepted nonsurgical treatment for symptomatic OA. Biological analysis of PRP has demonstrated an anti-inflammatory effect on the intra-articular environment.
We found no difference between HA and PRP at any time point in the primary outcome measure: the patient-reported WOMAC pain score. Significant improvements were seen in other patient-reported outcome measures, with results favoring PRP over HA. Preceding a significant difference in subjective outcomes favoring PRP, there was a trend toward a decrease in 2 proinflammatory cytokines, which suggest that the anti-inflammatory properties of PRP may contribute to an improvement of symptoms.
Episode 16.36 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.
Segment One:Sameer Sontakey, founder of Biostrap discusses the launching of Biostap with its advanced technology as a full body health tracking platform. Most wearables utilize a very basic PPG sensor capable of capturing your heart rate during moderate activity. Their signal, however is completely binary – counting only that a beat occurred. Our system is different – instead of checking your pulse at all times, we check while you’re still, allowing us to capture high-fidelity, raw PPG waveforms.
These waveforms are the same kind that your doctor uses to evaluate your heart’s health. That’s why our device is being utilized by doctors and clinicians to monitor their patients. Our clinical-grade PPG sensor allows us to gather extremely precise heartbeat data. Biostrap captures over 2,000 heartbeats every 24 hours. Every single beat is analyzed for 29 different parameters, then analyzed against all of your other heartbeats from the last 24 hours.
Segment Two: Dr. Cole discusses stem cell therapy and its use for elite athletes and
the weekend warrior; definition, benefits, myths and misconceptions; the procedure and current research.
Manipulating stem cells from a patient’s bone marrow near the site of the defect in order to encourage cartilage growth and regeneration is an approach that could potentially be used to avoid surgical intervention.
Segment Three:Dr. John Polousky from Children’s Health in Dallas discusses the challenges of the orthopedic treatment and sports medicine in pediatric patients; new advancements in pediatric orthopedics; use of donated tissue in helping patients to heal and currently active research to help future patients.
Dr. John Polousky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is certified in the subspecialty of sports medicine. He is fellowship-trained in pediatric orthopedics and has completed further post-residency training in orthopedic sports medicine.
Dr. Polousky earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He then completed a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at The Children’s Hospital Colorado, a pediatric orthopedic surgery mini-fellowship in limb deformity surgery at the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital and additional training in orthopedic sports medicine at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Polousky is a former Division I collegiate athlete. He was a four-year letter winner, two-time academic all-conference and honorable mention all-conference center at Colorado State University. Dr. Polousky is actively involved in research. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics in pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Osteochondritis Dissecans Study Group of North America and is the chairman of the Membership Committee of that organization.
Since 1998, Barry’s Bootcamp has been delivering The Best Workout in the World® to a legendary following, including A-list celebs, models—even Olympic athletes. Our signature hour-long workouts include 25-30 minutes of interval cardiovascular treadmill routines and 25-30 minutes of strength training utilizing free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and other equipment. Instructors, muscle groups and even workout segments vary throughout the week so that no one class is ever the same.
Our innovative technique works to “shock” the body in the most efficient and effective way to improve your cardiovascular system, lose weight and build muscle. Our world-class instructors are the best in the business and promote a positive, supportive environment that will help you break past your own personal boundaries. Regardless of skill level, you can burn 1,000 calories in just one hour. You will see and feel results right away in a thumping music-filled environment where every class feels new, fun and exciting.
Dishes are influenced by Mediterranean, Asian and Californian cuisine, and include soups, appetizers, salads, pasta, rice and noodle dishes, wood grilled dishes, sandwiches and burgers, brick oven pizzas and desserts.
Karen Malkin-Karen Malkin Health Counseling
Sample dishes: Wild Smoked Salmon with Shaved Radishes; Lemon Cream & Wasabi Peas; Sashimi Tuna Salad with Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato, Edamame & Ginger; Curry Chicken with Rice Noodles; Tuscan Kale Salad; Cauliflower & Cashews; Herbed Hummus; Green Tea Soba Noodles with Peas; Bok Choy & Lemongrass; Fresh Tomato Pizza with Pasilla Chile & Manchego; Grilled Wild Ahi Sliders with Wasabi, Radishes and Cucumber on Pumpernickel; and Natural Half Chicken with Farro, Walnuts, Dried Fig, Brussels Sprouts & Squash.
Segment Three:Dr. Alfonso Torquoti from Rush University Medical Center discusses options for the treatment of obesity including Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, helps severely obese people lose weight. In doing so, it also helps prevent or improve obesity-related conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. During a bariatric procedure, a surgeon removes or blocks off part of your stomach. This leaves you feeling fuller sooner and reduces your desire to eat. Some types of bariatric surgery also limit your body’s absorption of calories from food.
Bariatric surgery is an effective way to lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems. It might be a good choice for you if these statements are true:
You are morbidly obese. This means you have a BMI, or body mass index, of at least 40, or a BMI of at least 35 plus an obesity-related disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Determine your BMI.
You have tried to lose weight using other methods and they have not worked.
You are committed to making the changes necessary for long-term success. Surgery is only the beginning of the weight-loss journey. To lose weight and keep it off — which most bariatric surgery patients are able to do — you will have to commit to making healthy choices.
Ted’s background is unique in the fitness industry and includes the following highlights:
20 years in sales and marketing with packaged goods companies (Quaker Oats / Best Foods)
One of the original founders of IRONMAN North America (launching IRONMAN races in the USA)
Hosted the first ever CEO IRONMAN Challenge in Lake Placid in 2001
Started CEO Challenges with an exclusive license deal from IRONMAN in 2005
Sold his company to $1.4 billion Life Time Fitness in 2012 with the agreement to run it for five years
Ted has been interviewed by most major business news and fitness publications for his knowledge and relationship with CEOs that have a passion for endurance events. The CEO Challenge database includes 1,900 opt-in subscribers who receive monthly newsletters with race results and announcing new CEO Challenge events around the world. CEO Challenges enjoys an 83% post-event rating of ‘exceeded’ or ‘far exceeded’ expectations from some of the world’s most discerning customers.
Segment Two:Dr. Brian Cole discusses the prevalence and his experience with
cartilage and complex knee issues in professional athletes; new techniques in dealing with the long recovery times; load related activity & pain management.
Dr. Provencher graduated in 1993 with highest honors from the United States Naval Academy and was the Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Graduate, where he was an all-American rower. He earned his medical degree with Honors from Dartmouth Medical School in 1998.
He has served as Chief of Sports Medicine at The Massachusetts General since April 2013 and has been with the Patriots for the last two seasons. He also serves as a Professor of Surgery and Orthopaedics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and is a Visiting Professor at The Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Provencher completed his orthopaedic residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and his orthopaedic shoulder knee and sports surgery fellowship at Rush University in Chicago. A prolific researcher, he has received numerous academic and research awards including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Aircast Award, The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Science Award.
He was also selected for several prestigious traveling fellowships, including the AOSSM Asia-Pacific, the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) John Fahey North American Traveling Fellowship, and the American-British-Canadian (ABC) Fellowship. In addition, he has received multiple peer-reviewed research grants totaling over $1.5M to study topics such as shoulder instability, rotator cuff injuries, and ACL tears from funding agencies including, OREF, PRORP, and The Department of the Army and Navy.