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.

Joakim Noah Transition to NY; NBA Draft Combine; Bone Growth Stimulators

Episode 16.15 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: Alex Perris, Personal Trainer for Joakim Noah talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about Noah’s transition from the Chicago Bulls to the NY Knicks and his training program; coordinating summer workouts with other team trainers, focus on diet and injury prevention with shorter cross-fit workouts during the season and recovery; nutrition tips for aspiring new players.


Segment Two: Dr. Cole Talks with Steve Kashul about his experience at the NBA Draft Combine providing medical clearance for players; risk assessment and player evaluation; sharing of key medical history and judging medical capabilities to play based on a variety of factors; working with the new training staff for the Chicago Bulls.


Segment ThreeCompelling New Evidence on the Efficacy of Electrical Bone Stimulators

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Dr. Mohit and Dr. Cole discuss the use of electrical bone stimulators for non-surgical treatment of stress fractures to provide quicker healing and avoid delayed union or non-union of damaged bone; prevent escalating to a break. E-Stim devices like the CMF Bone Growth Stimulator by DJO Global are portable and are externally applied. Dr. Mohit Bhandari, acknowledged among the top 10 most cited orthopedic fracture surgeons in the world reveals the most recent and compelling evidence on electrical stimulators for bone healing and is involved in clinical trials to study and evaluate the device impact on healing and outcomes.

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Benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST); New Link for Spare the Scalpel Video; Knee Cap Pain in the NBA

Episode 16.08 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: Cole Cruz from Coalition Training in Chicago describes the technique and benefits of Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) for active recovery between workouts.

12 BENEFITS OF FST

  1. Overall | Release scar tissue and improves mobility in joints, muscles, fascia and nervous system.
  2. Range of Motion | Increases space and synovial fluid even in arthritic joints; relieves general joint stiffness.
  3. Muscle Function | Relieves general muscle tightness and releases trigger points.cruz
  4. Performance | Increases strength after inhibitions are removed and allows for free-range movement.
  5. Injury Reduction | Works to fix muscle imbalances caused by repetitive activities that can impact body movement or cause pain.
  6. Posture & Symmetry | Adults have been observed to gain height and find it easier to maintain good posture for longer periods of time.
  7. Pain Reduction | Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to modulate pain or remove joint and soft tissue restrictions.
  8. Sleep | Improved sleep for those experiencing sleep deprivation.
  9. Balance & Coordination | Improved ability to feel your body and feel movement.
  10. Well-Being | Overall feeling and sense of contentment – improved digestion and elimination.
  11. Nerve | Improves mobility and function in overall central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as specific nerves.
  12. Circulation | Decreased ankle and other swelling, along with increased urine elimination.

Segment Two: Dr. Cole discusses his recent TEDx presentation – Spare the Scalpel: A Surgeon’s Perspective on the Future of Orthopedic Medicine – how patients can coexist with their injury with nonsurgical solutions; use of stem cells, platelet rich plasma, physical therapy & bracing; the overuse of technology such as MRI. Click this updated link to Watch the Video.


Segment Three: Dr. Gary Calabrese PT, DPT, Senior Director Rehabilitation and PatellofemoralSports Therapy at the Cleveland Clinic and has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers for 20 years. Dr. Calabrese discusses common basketball injuries: Patellofemoral (knee cap) pain and ACL injuries; description, causes, diagnosis, bracing, treatment and therapy.

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Managing Sports Injury and Joint Pain

Episode 15.34 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: Management of Sports Injury & Joint Pain for Weekend Warriors

Dr. William Nordt talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about why older athletes are more prone to injury, types of knee injuries, knee braces, non-surgical treatments and when the weekend athlete should see a surgeon. Dr. William Nordt is an orthopedic surgeon and partner in OrthoVirginia since 1990. Perennially voted one of Richmond’s “Top Docs,” he has a strong commitment to excellence in all aspects of orthopedic care. He has served as the team physician for the U.S. Olympic ski team and Olympic training camp, as well as various professional soccer, football, and hockey teams. Dr. Nordt’s passion is restoring patients of all ages to an active and healthy lifestyle. He has devoted much of his career to the study of cartilage disease and founded the Virginia Cartilage Center.

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Segment Two: Acute vs Chronic Injury – Managing Chronic Pain

Dr. Josh Velarde, DPT from ATI Physical Therapy discusses the difference between acute and chronic injuries and pain and their effect effect on the body; methods that can prevent injuries from becoming chronic: over-training, body mechanics, posture, stretching and balance of conditioning different muscle groups, catching pain early and stop training when it occurs.

Josh received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry at Illinois State University and then went on to earn his Doctorate in Physical Therapy Degree at Governor’s State University in 2010.  He accepted a position at ATI Physical Therapy in the western suburbs of Chicago directly following his doctorate program.  He is currently the clinic director of this outpatient orthopedic clinic.  Josh works with a diverse patient population – with a special interest in postoperative and sport rehabilitation.

He uses his education and background in fitness to help develop patients a comprehensive plan of care with an emphasis on manual therapy and functional strengthening.  He has had great success assisting his patients return to their prior activity level with this strategic plan of care.  Josh continued his education with the Great Lakes Seminars in 2014 – where he gained his certification in Integrated Manual Therapy.  His knowledge of manual therapy has allowed him to provide a more hands-on approach to therapy with his patients in his daily practice.

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