Foot & Ankle Allografts; The NBA Combine; Spectator Sports & Long Flight Stretches

Episode 17.06 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 (02:36): Dr. Brett Sachs for AlloSource discusses the most common uses of allograft transplants in treating foot and ankle defects; the evolution and new innovations in treatments; ongoing stem cell research at AlloSource.

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Dr. Sachs is a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon and part owner of Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center. Dr. Sachs studied biology at the University of Maryland and completed his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a 3-year podiatric surgical residency at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, followed by an orthopedic trauma residency at Kaiser Permanente.

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Segment Two (11:21): Dr. Cole talks with Steve about wrapping up the end of season with the Chicago Bulls, overview of injuries, off-season activities and the 2017 NBA Combine.

 Segment Three (19:44): Anne Bierman PT, DPT, SCS from Athletico talks about the importance of stretching and posture while at spectator sports and during long flights. The combination of cramped flights and sitting for hours on end during games often leads to back pain and muscle soreness for fans. What are the signs of injury and muscle strain from sedentary activity that you should be aware of. 

Anne Marie Bierman (“Anny”) received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, MPT, and DPT all through Saint Louis University.  At SLU, she was an All-Conference and All-Region soccer player, and Female Athlete of the Year in 2004.  She is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy and certified in Astym.  Anny represents the Eastern Central District of the IPTA on both Nominating Committee and as a State Assembly Representative.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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