Dr. Gregory Nicholson from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Gar Forman about how talent has changed over time in the NBA and how he works with the Bull’s medical staff when making player health decisions.
Steve and Dr. Cole talk with Dr. Johnny Lin from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush about Achilles injuries: how it differs from other injuries and why in many cases the recovery tends to be less than 100%. Dr. Johnny Lin is board certified in orthopedic surgery and specializes exclusively in the treatment of complex foot and ankle disorders.
His interests include the treatment and rehabilitation of work-related injuries, sports-related injuries, deformity correction, arthritis, and fractures of the foot and ankle. He provides comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical approaches to the treatment of foot and ankle problems.
When surgery is indicated, he utilizes a full complement of both traditional and newer surgical techniques including cartilage transplant, arthroscopy, ankle replacement, deformity correction and osteotomy sparing bunion surgery.
Steve and Dr. Cole talk with Jabari Parker about his past experience with 2 ACL injuries in the same knee, returning to play after signing on with the Chicago Bulls, the rehab process, importance of a positive mental attitude and looking to the future. Dr. Cole also discusses the importance of medical history tracking in order to improve ongoing medical care for new NBA recruits.
Chip Schaefer returns to @ChicagoBulls for a second stint with the team as Director of Sports Performance and enters his 26th season in the #NBA, during which time he has contributed to 11 NBA Championship teams-six with Chicago, five with the Los Angeles Lakers. Chip, Dr. @BrianCole and @SteveKashul discuss the advances in technology, #SportsMedicine. sports research and the growth of the Bulls staff.
Bulls trainer Robert “Chip” Schaefer, who as Bulls Director of Sports Performance has united and upgraded the organization’s medical procedures into a working model that treats the players for prevention as well as health and recovery.