Discover Your Health with Biostrap; Stem Cell Therapy: Myths and Misconceptions; Advancements in Pediatric Orthopedics-Sports Medicine

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.

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Segment One: Sameer Sontakey, founder of Biostrap discusses the launching of Biostrap Wristband and ShoeclipBiostap 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.

Related: Discover Your Health with Biostrap | Heart Rate Variability: Sync Up with Your Body

Segment Two: Dr. Cole discusses stem cell therapy and its use for elite athletes andstem-cell
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.

Ongoing clinical trials and research efforts

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, Allo_ESPN_logo-banner_300x250_04-16two-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.

Staying Active & Functional with OA; Ankle Sprains in the NBA; Advancements in Regenerative Medicine

Episode 16.28 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. Tracy Ray, Sports Medicine Specialist with Duke University Health System talks with Dr. Cole and Steve about osteoarthritis and how to keep patients active and functional; use of physical therapy, bracing, anti-inflammatory medication, injections and surgery; relationship of OA to participation in high level sports, aging and genetics.

A pathway to regaining natural motion and a healthier lifestyle

THE DJO GLOBAL SOLUTION? PRESCRIBE MOTION. Patients experiencing pain may be less inclined to be physically active. Without motion, the risk of health decline increases as may the overall cost of healthcare. Over time,

DJO 600degeneration may accelerate to the degree where surgery is the only option. MotionCARE provides education and guidance along the patient’s pathway to care, to help patients restore motion and improve their lives by addressing four common areas; pain, alignment, strength and stability. Motion is Medicine encourages patients to select treatment options which optimize activity level, thereby decreasing their risk for diabetes, heart disease and other conditions associated with low levels of physical activity.

Segment Two: Steve and Dr. Cole discuss ankle sprains in the NBA; causes, treatment and prevention.

A little about the ankle joint.. The ankle joint is made up of three bones, shaped to stabilize the lower leg and the foot. Ligaments connect these bones together and help reinforce and prevent unnecessary movement.

What happens when the ankle is injured/sprained? A sudden movement, twist or pivot; commonly on the lateral/outer ankle, can overstretch the supporting ligaments. This can cause ligament tears, bleeding and inflammation around the ankle joint.

Symptoms include: swelling (within minutes or over several hours), pain to the ankleswollenankle joint, especially when weight-bearing or walking and bruising. Ankle sprains are most commonly seen in sports which involve jumping, side-to-side movement (basketball and netball) and running. If someone has previously sprained their ankle, they are usually prone to reoccurring injuries, especially if not treated properly.

Immediate treatment

STOP activity; REST ankle joint; ICE effected area for 24 hours, every hour for 15-20minutes. This helps ease pain and decrease the inflammation around the joint; COMPRESS with a bandage from the foot to the lower calf

Segment Three: Peter Stevens, Vice President of Strategy, Development & Growth at AlloSource talks with Dr. Cole about the advancements in regenerative medicine; new uses for donor tissue to improve healing and recovery; cartilage repair; use of stem cells to help healing and improve bone union.

Advancing Sports Medicine Research

AlloSource has recently partnered with NASA to utilize new techniques to avoidAllo_ESPN_logo-banner_300x250_04-16 contamination and promote health retention of live tissue to shorten the approval phase in transplantation.

In his role with AlloSource, Peter oversees the ongoing development of the overall company strategy, ensuring input from all sources, both internal and external. He is directly responsible for the implementation strategy through the coordinated activities of Research & Development and Licenses & Acquisitions.

New Cartilage Transplant Technology; Rotator Cuff Tendonitis; Yoga and Why you Should Do It

Episode 16.25 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. Vishal Mehta, an orthopedic surgeon who was on our show last year sharing his experience with ProChondrix, a fresh cartilage allograft from AlloSource. Dr. Mehta is back with us one year later to talk about the results he is seeing with the product and how his patients are doing. Dr. Mehta is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. ProChondrix® is a new treatment option for patients suffering from debilitating cartilage defects who do not want to give up their active lifestyle.

Segment Two: Steve and Dr. Cole discuss the causes, symtoms and treatment for rotator cuff tendonitis. Rotator cuff tendinitis, or tendonitis, affects the tendons and muscles that help move the shoulder joint. If you have tendinitis, it means that your tendons are inflamed or irritated. Rotator cuff tendinitis is also called impingement syndrome.

  1. Rotator cuff tendinitis, or tendonitis, occurs when the tendons and muscles thatRotator-Cuff-Tendonitis
    help move the shoulder joint are inflamed or irritated.
  2. It commonly occurs in people who play sports that frequently require extending the arm over the head.
  3. Most people with rotator cuff tendinitis can regain full function of the shoulder without any pain after treatment.

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Segment Three: Yoga and Why you Should Do It by Alicia Molloy from ATI Physical yogaTherapy. “Yoga means different things to different people, but I think everyone that practices yoga has a story about how it has been beneficial to their health in at least one way. Flexibility and stress management/reduction are two benefits that people readily agree upon. However, both through my personal experiences as well as those of my students, I have seen yoga help people sleep better, eat better, and reduce their risk of injuries from other activities. I’ve had students alleviate back pain and reduce the frequency of their migraines. Yoga definitely isn’t <a panacea> to fix all ills and prevent diseases, but it does way more for your health than giving you Gumby-like flexibility.”

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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.

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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.

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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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

Clinical Trials at Rush; Regenerative Medicine

Episode 16.07 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 Dr. Adam Yanke from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush discuss the Rotator Cuff Stem Cell Clinical Trial and Cartilage Restoration Clinical Trial at Rush University Medical Center; ongoing research in Regenerative Medicine dealing with rotator cuff tears, meniscal tears, arthritis and other cartilage defects. Dr. Cole talks about the definition, causes and treatment of growth plate abnormalities in young athletes. Numbers to call for surgical trial eligibility screening: 708.221.9988, 312.361.2104, 312.563.2216.

Cartilage Restoration Clinical Trial

Segment Two: Speaker is Dr. Kevin Shea, specializing in orthopedic surgery, pediatric  orthopedics and sports medicine at St. Lukes Clinic in Boise ID. Dr. Shea discusses the importance of pediatric tissue donation in surgical restoration and the activities of the ROCK group in maximizing the Gift of Donation through research. The ROCK group consists of a group of orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, musculoskeletal radiologists, veterinarians, and professional researchers who work together to design research projects to add better science and evidence to diagnose and treat Osteochondritis Dissecans, a joint disorder in which cracks form in the articular cartilage.

The ROCK group also formed a partnership with AlloSource to help facilitate research-based events. Doctors from the ROCK group visit AlloSource to conduct research on donated tissue. The partnership is one of the many ways AlloSource is committed to honoring the gift of tissue donation by maximizing its medical impact. Tissue donated for research has the potential to help countless patients through medical advancements. The research the ROCK group performs provides an opportunity for new healing to come out of a tragic loss.