Sports Medicine

This podcast features Elizabeth M. Pieroth, PsyD, ABPP, a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and the Director of the Concussion Program at Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH/Rush University Medical Center, joining Dr. Bush-Joseph filling in for Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul. https://sportsmedicineweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/EP192_PIEROTH.mp3 Research tells us that the sooner a person is evaluated by a concussion specialist, the
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This Podcast segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Filling in for Dr. Brian Cole  is Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Dr. Bush-Joseph and Steve Kashul discuss the above topics: https://sportsmedicineweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/EP192_ATD.mp3 A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1983, Dr. Bush-Joseph is currently a Professor at Rush University
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Gentle exercise like tai chi and dancing can improve both physical and mental health. Gentle exercise is a great way to keeping moving, and its benefits go beyond the physical. Mind-body workouts can help improve strength, posture, balance and flexibility, and they may also contribute to a sense of well-being, says Paige E. Denison, director
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Team sports, individual sports, and fitness facilities will slowly begin reopening; There is no standard playbook for how to deal with reopening; state and local authorities will draft guidelines; Regardless of the sport, individual participants should pay strict attention to physical spacing and hand sanitization. Several states have announced that they will gradually start reducing
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By ATIPT: During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a number of shifts within the healthcare industry, as well as resource and staffing adjustments across hospitals. One resulting change was the postponing of elective surgeries. After anticipating their surgery for weeks, perhaps even months, thousands of patients around the country learned that they wouldn’t have their
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New high definition update of our Torn ACL Reconstruction – Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft animation. This updated animation describes the bone-patellar tendon-bone graft harvest and ACL reconstruction procedure, associated risks, recovery, and more! Video Presented by JRF Ortho: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that are crucial to the stability of your knee.
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Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A, sports medicine surgeon and Managing Partner at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, has been named President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) for the 2020-2021 term. His new role is effective immediately. “I am truly honored to serve in this capacity for the AANA,” explains Dr. Cole, who also serves as Associate
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Stress and Immunity When we experience stress, the immune system’s ability to fight infection is reduced.  Neurotransmitters communicate to the part of the brain that processes emotional signals (amygdala). An alert is sent to the part of the brain that acts as the connector between the endocrine and nervous systems (hypothalamus). The hypothalamus communicates with the rest of the
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It’s common to experience neck pain or the occasional stiff neck. We rely on the bones, muscles, and ligaments in our necks to support and allow motion in our heads. Pain in the neck area may be a result of an inflammation or injury caused by any number of activities or sudden movement. Sudden jerking
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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, dance companies and studios are closed for classes and rehearsals. Even without an audience to perform for, it is important that dancers maintain appropriate mental and physical activities while at home. As a performing arts physical therapist, I wanted to check in with some of Chicago’s professional dancers with Hubbard Street
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Breathing exercises, essential oils, and even spending ten minutes petting a furry friend can all help lessen the physiological effects of stress. Something else that can work in your favor: snacking—if you choose the right type of foods. According to food mindfulness expert Geneen Roth, when someone is stressed, they tend to gravitate toward sugary, carb-loaded snacks because,
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If you’re working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a good chance that you were not fully prepared to move your entire office and workspace to your house. Spending a few hours properly assessing your workspace and setting up an ergonomic home office may be necessary to keep you happy—and healthy. Having general knowledge
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Podcast with Tim McDevitt, Senior VP of Value-Based Services for Athletico, joining Steve and Dr. Cole to discuss telehealth and virtual visits at Athletico Physical Therapy. https://sportsmedicineweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/EP196_McDEVITT.mp3 Pain and injuries are never planned and if you are experiencing this you may be unsure about if seeking physical therapy treatment is appropriate at this time. We
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Modern societies spend too much time sitting. Although replacing excess sedentary time with physical activity has received increased attention in chronic disease prevention programs, questions still remain. Is it enough to replace sedentary time with light-intensity physical activity (e.g., standing up and moving around)? Is additional benefit gained through more intense activity (e.g., purposeful walking)?
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Social media influencers have ramped up promotion of various fixes for the coronavirus; Beware of claims that sound too good to be true; Consult your primary care doctor, the CDC, or local academic medical centers for credible and proven information about diagnosis, treatment, and testing for the coronavirus. There’s so much upheaval in our personal
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Karen Malkin: There are at least two good reasons why I eat organic—and encourage my clients to do the same: Organic food contains fewer pesticides and more nutrients. Fewer Pesticides Chemicals in pesticides can be absorbed into fruits and vegetables, leaving behind trace residues that then get absorbed by your body. Each year, the Environmental
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We go above and beyond when it comes to the treatment of our young patients. Our goal is to make their experience as close to “play time” as possible. Our specially-trained physical therapists work one-on-one with pediatric patients to help them, encourage progress, and form lasting bonds. Our pediatric physical therapists work to improve a
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Video Presented by JRF Ortho: Impingement syndrome and associated rotator cuff tears are commonly encountered shoulder problems. This condition is caused when the rotator cuff tendons rub theunderside of the acromion bone. Chronic rubbing can lead to a weakening and even tearing of the rotator cuff. Symptoms include pain, weakness and loss of motion. Whether
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Do you feel like you’re constantly on a stress-induced rollercoaster? How do your fluctuating moods rule your days? Do you feel blue more often than you feel joy? If so, you’re not alone. One in 24 Americans suffer from dysthymia, or low-level, chronic depression. Fortunately, making small changes in your food, fitness, and friendships can significantly increase
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About the Healthy Lungs Program: The Healthy Lungs program focuses on improving lung & respiratory capacity. This program is individualized and can be delivered in either the clinic, home, or via Telehealth. Whether you’re recovering from COVID-19, post-hospitalization, or following stay-at-home quarantine recovery from any form of the illness, this program is catered to your
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