Cold and Flu Prevention and Exercise Restrictions when sick

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Dr. Jack Kickless from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush talks to Steve Kashul and Dr. Nik Verma about cold and flu prevention and exercise restrictions when you are sick.

Dr. Nickless was born and raised in the South suburbs of Chicago. He completed his undergraduate training at Loyola University Chicago, where he also played ice hockey. He then went on to obtain his medical degree from Chicago Medical School, andjohn nickless thereafter, completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL where he also served as chief resident.

After residency, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center where he served as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Fire, DePaul University, Chicago Steel, and local high school teams. He has also covered events including the Chicago Marathon, Shamrock Shuffle, AVP volleyball tournament, and IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet.

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Proven Strategies for Concussion Safety and Prevention

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Dr. Nik Verma  from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush discusses proven strategies for safety and prevention of concussion.

nikhil vermaDr. Verma specializes in treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, shoulder replacement, knee ligament reconstruction and articular cartilage reconstruction and meniscal transplantation.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Verma completed his orthopedic residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. While in New York, he served as an assistant team physician for the St. John’s University Athletic Department. He also received specialized training in treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders in the overhead throwing athlete.

Currently, Dr. Verma maintains an active clinical practice performing over 500 procedures per year. He is Director of the Division of Sports Medicine and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. In addition, he serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, and Nazareth Academy.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Verma is actively involved in orthopedic research with interests in basic science, biomechanics and clinical outcomes, and has recently received funding for his work from Major League Baseball.

He has authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts in major orthopedic and sports medicine journals, numerous book chapters, and routinely serves as teaching faculty for orthopedic courses on advanced surgical techniques. He frequently serves as an invited speaker or guest surgeon for national and international orthopedic sports medicine meetings.

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Commons Injuries that hold us back at the Gym

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Dr. Nik Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Cole Cruz from Coalition Strength and Conditioning about causes of injury that hold us back and how they may be different from current perception: shoulder impingement, lower back pain and knee pain.

Cole Cruz-Lauren s Favorites-0021.jpgCole Cruz is the Owner of Coalition Strength and Conditioning in Chicago. with the following credentials:

  • CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
  • CERTIFIED FASCIAL STRETCH THERAPIST-1
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE, APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE – STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE, SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY
  • CERTIFIED POLIQUIN PERFORMANCE SPECIALIST-2 (PICP)
  • GRAY INSTITUTE CERTIFIED IN APPLIED FUNCTIONAL SCIENCE (CAFS)

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21 Benefits of Drinking Water

Your body is made mostly of water. The things your body does work better with the stuff, and when it doesn’t get enough of it, it suffers. Something as simple as drinking a glass of water can be easy to forget when exercising. But you need it more than you think.

Below are 21 reasons you should be drinking more water. Some of these may surprise you!

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