Dr. Cole provides the latest information on sports medicine, injury prevention and treatment, fitness, and nutrition. In partnership with Sports Medicine Weekly, Dr. Cole’s blog is dedicated to helping the weekend warriors, the elite athletes, coaches, trainers, therapists and parents of youth athletes with the latest health information by renowned experts in their field.
Published on: 17-Nov-2019
Fitbits and other wearable fitness monitors often provide values for VO2max (“cardio fitness score” in the Fitbit app), a measure of how well the body transports
The post Can Your Wearable Device Really Tell How Fit You Are? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 16-Nov-2019
Sport participation is a key contributor to the physical and mental well-being of youth. However, increasing rates of concussion, along with concerns about the effect
Published on: 15-Nov-2019
There has been a lot of media attention the past few years equating sitting to being as bad for your health as smoking. The public
Published on: 13-Nov-2019
Time off from training whether for planned or unplanned reasons is inevitable; For recreational athletes who train consistently, time off from two to three weeks
The post How Many Workouts Can You Miss And Still Stay Fit? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 13-Nov-2019
If there is a holy grail of weight loss, it would be a program that allows someone to shed fat rapidly while hanging on to
The post A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 12-Nov-2019
TAYLOR NEWMAN’S STORY I came to Dr. Cole in desperate need of pain relief and better mobility of my knee due to a sports injury
The post Recovering well after a double cartilage transplant of my knee appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 11-Nov-2019
Soft tissue injuries have been known to occur when muscles are very tense and contracted. They can also happen as a result of a sprained
Published on: 10-Nov-2019
Annual global survey, new regional comparison report predict what you’ll see in fitness next year Do you use your smartwatch or fitness tracker to monitor
Published on: 27-Oct-2019
Exercise is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy, functional body, but there is also a time and place for letting ourselves rest. I’m a
The post 5 times when you should skip your workout and take a rest day appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 19-Oct-2019
The Kansas City Chiefs got some relatively good news on Friday. MRI results confirmed that Patrick Mahomes indeed has a dislocated right kneecap, but there is not
The post Patrick Mahomes Reportedly Plans to Return This Season After Dislocating Kneecap appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 16-Oct-2019
Sport-related concussions are a concern for athletes of all ages, but especially for youth and adolescents. Athletes in middle and high school have been shown
The post Sport-Related Concussions: Risks, Prevention and Treatment appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 15-Oct-2019
Hip pain can present in many ways. In some cases, patient can describe hip pain after a strenuous work out. In other cases, some patient
Published on: 14-Oct-2019
Although it’s one of the biggest and most important joints in the human body, the hip joint is sometimes overlooked when evaluating, treating and diagnosing
Published on: 13-Oct-2019
Evidence shows that physical activity reduces the risk of fall-related injuries in older people by 32-40%, yet only 27% of older adults are achieving the
The post Physical Activity and Function in Older Age: It’s Never too Late to Start! appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 12-Oct-2019
A rotator cuff tear is a common injury to the shoulder joint. In fact, there comes a time in most people’s life (if they live
The post When Does a Rotator Cuff Tear Really Require Surgery? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 06-Oct-2019
Elbow arthritis is relatively uncommon compared to arthritis of other joints in the body including the hands, hips, and knees. That said, some people suffer from
Published on: 05-Oct-2019
Everything you need to know about rotator cuff tendinitis and tears: Rotator cuff pain is most commonly caused by an inflamed tendon (tendinitis) or torn
Published on: 01-Oct-2019
Although 3 types of tendon grafts provide good long-term outcomes in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, use of a patellar tendon graft may
The post 5-Year Follow-Up Study Evaluates Tendon Choice for ACL Reconstruction appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 27-Sep-2019
More than 10 million visits to the doctor’s office occurred in 2010 alone due to knee pain and injury. Most of these visits were due
Published on: 26-Sep-2019
A tear to the medial collateral ligament in the knee can cause pain, swelling, and a lack of stability in the knee. Treatment is usually
Published on: 25-Sep-2019
Gymnasts and cheerleaders are two types of athletes whose sports require tumbling. Tumbling can range from cartwheels to more complex flips and twists. Regardless of
Published on: 24-Sep-2019
The controversy is electric. Clinics are opening across the country promising they can regenerate cartilage lost by arthritis by injecting products such as hyaluronic acid
The post Can New Techniques Really Replace Cartilage Lost to Arthritis? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 23-Sep-2019
It’s no secret that sports and other recreational activities can lead to injuries. Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy’s sports injury screenings are custom-designed for schools, affiliated
Published on: 21-Sep-2019
The modern Western world has embraced the ancient Indian practice of yoga in the quest for improved physical health and mental well-being. A growing number
The post Yoga or Physical Therapy: Is Yoga a Competitor to PT? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 20-Sep-2019
Recently published scientific reviews show that ACL injury prevention programs are very effective, reducing ACL noncontact tear rates by more than 50% and at the
The post Two Great Reasons To Do ACL Injury Prevention Warm-ups appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 19-Sep-2019
Continual, repetitive stress faced by endurance athletes makes injury almost inevitable. The key to disrupting this cycle and preventing injury is to develop a protective
The post Endurance Athletes: How You Can Avoid Injury as You Hit Peak Training appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 18-Sep-2019
Injury risk is a reality of any sport, and tennis is no different. More than 41 percent of elite tennis players lose time from play
Published on: 17-Sep-2019
Upgrade Your Life: With the Master Your Metabolism 14 Day Transformation, you’ll ignite your internal fat-burning machine. In a mere two weeks, you’ll notice you
Published on: 16-Sep-2019
Meniscal transplant surgery is a type of surgery that replaces your missing or damaged meniscus with a meniscus from a cadaver donor. The surgery usually
Published on: 14-Sep-2019
There are many reasons that it can be a drag on your regular routine to try to make it to the gym. Gym memberships are
Published on: 13-Sep-2019
Aquatic therapy can be very effective when you have a condition that makes it painful to put weight on your lower extremities, such as arthritis,
Published on: 12-Sep-2019
There is controversy about the management of shoulder instability in the high school aged athlete, with many orthopedic specialists recommending surgery for first-time instability; However,
The post Successfully Playing Again After In-Season Shoulder Instability appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 11-Sep-2019
As the play clock winds down, your team takes formation and the center snaps the ball. That unmistakable sound of helmets colliding fills the airwaves.
The post Youth Football Concussion Prevention Program Shows Early Signs of Success appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 10-Sep-2019
Veggies tend to be weight-loss friendly. Why? Most are low in calories — and all offer filling fiber, which helps to tide you over and
The post The Best Vegetables to Eat When You’re Trying to Lose Weight appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 09-Sep-2019
Learning Objectives: Identify recovery strategies for exercise training in pregnancy; Understand the importance of hydration with endurance training in pregnancy; Understand the importance of healthy
The post 6 Fit Pregnancy Tips | For Clients, Coaches and Trainers appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 08-Sep-2019
Exercising as a couple: can it make you workout more? It might rain. My hand feels weird. Not memoirs of a snowflake, but genuine excuses
The post Exercising as a Couple: Can It Motivate You to Workout More? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 07-Sep-2019
Because, yes, you do have time Whether you’re a longtime runner, a casual CrossFitter, or someone who stops and starts new workout routines on a
The post 7 Common Workout Excuses… And How to Bust Through Them appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 06-Sep-2019
A study by scientists has discovered that therapeutic exercise does not harm articular cartilage of the knee in people with osteoarthritis, a leading cause of
Published on: 05-Sep-2019
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2019 Former NFL players, professional sports agents and experts in the sports betting industry will debate today’s hot topics in sports during
Published on: 04-Sep-2019
The sports world was caught off guard recently when news broke that Indianapolis’ quarterback Andrew Luck was retiring effective immediately from professional football. What made
The post Best of Luck: Recovering from Injury and Retiring at 29 appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 03-Sep-2019
After multiple knee surgeries during high school and college athletics, my knees had taken a beating. Sophomore year of college, my body hit a point
Published on: 31-Aug-2019
Do you struggle trying to fall asleep? Do you feel you don’t get enough sleep and you feel sleepy during the day? You are not
The post Sleep Researchers Discover an Unlikely Night Routine to Overcome Insomnia appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 30-Aug-2019
The rotator cuff refers to a group of four distinct muscles and tendons that connect to each shoulder and stabilize the humerus, the upper arm
The post Exercises to Head Off a Painful Rotator Cuff Injury appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 29-Aug-2019
Adequate sleep is key to performing our best. What causes brain fog and what is its connection with anxiety disorders and a lack of sleep? A
The post What Causes Brain Fog — And How To Finally Clear Your Mind appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 26-Aug-2019
What should your heart rate be when working out, and how can you keep track of it? Our simple chart will help keep you in
The post Know Your Target Heart Rates for Exercise, Losing Weight and Health appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 23-Aug-2019
How many times have you turned your ankle doing something as benign as walking in your backyard? How about walking across a seemingly flat parking
The post Ankle instability: Turning your ankle walking in the backyard? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 18-Aug-2019
Professional baseball players with a low-grade elbow injury that occurs on the humeral side of the elbow have a better chance of returning to throw
The post Outcomes of non-operatively treated elbow ulnar in professional baseball players appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 17-Aug-2019
Patients over age 50 who underwent an all inside arthroscopic repair technique had lower rates of subsequent total knee surgery than a similar group that
Published on: 16-Aug-2019
Whether your schedule has ten minutes or a whole hour, here are the best ways to make the most of it. If you were to
Published on: 12-Aug-2019
What kids, parents, and coaches need to know about early youth sports specialization and the growing number of overuse injuries in our youth athletes. The
The post The 10 Commandments of Youth Sports Specialization appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 11-Aug-2019
Too many of today’s athletes believe carbohydrates are “bad.” If that’s true, what does the latest sports nutrition research say? The following studies, presented at
Published on: 10-Aug-2019
The second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was published by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2018 along with the Physical Activity Guidelines
Published on: 09-Aug-2019
Osteochondritis dissecans (os-tee-o-kon-DRY-tis DIS-uh-kanz) is a joint condition in which bone underneath the cartilage of a joint dies due to lack of blood flow. This
Published on: 08-Aug-2019
A simple and easy to remember hydration strategy: drink half your body weight in pounds in ounces of water per day; Elite athletes may want
Published on: 07-Aug-2019
Knee pain is very common and can have significant effects on quality of life. Both chronic and acute knee pain can hinder your ability to
Published on: 06-Aug-2019
The brain’s small blood vessels play a role in conditions that affect how clearly people think and could affect development of Alzheimer’s disease. Finding ways
The post Exercise May Improve Small Blood Vessel Health in Older People appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 05-Aug-2019
Baseball season is in full swing, and like every year, the players’ health is the most important factor in determining their performance individually and as
The post Taking the Mound With ATI’s Baseball Injury Expert appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 04-Aug-2019
Research has shown that exercise during pregnancy benefits the heart health of the mother and infant. To see if a pregnant mother’s exercise habits may
The post Exercise during Pregnancy Can Help Babies Move Better after Birth appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 03-Aug-2019
The evidence shows that there isn’t one better way to lose weight, but diets that work all have these things in common. Call it what
The post The best way to lose weight boils down to these three things appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 02-Aug-2019
English pro Ian Poulter had been dealing with nagging arthritis in his right foot for more than two years when the condition finally became too
The post Are You Putting Your Best Foot Forward On The Course? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 01-Aug-2019
The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the major ligaments in the knee. It helps keep the joint stable as a person walks,
The post Preventing ACL Injuries: Tips and Resources for Coaches and Student Athletes appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 31-Jul-2019
As a runner, whether amateur or professional, it is highly likely you will experience pain in the bottom of the foot at some stage in
Published on: 30-Jul-2019
Feeling tired and frazzled can lead to side-stepping healthy habits, like exercise and eating well. These diet strategies can help you stress less and sleep
The post Tired and stressed? These tweaks to your diet can help appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 29-Jul-2019
A pain in the leg can be a real problem, especially for endurance athletes looking to train for their next race. Identifying the cause of
Published on: 28-Jul-2019
Weightlessness encountered during long-duration spaceflight can cause astronauts’ physical fitness levels to dramatically decrease. Yet, a certain level of fitness needs to be maintained in
Published on: 27-Jul-2019
ORGANICS AND GMOS—WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW? By now you know that eating organically grown fruits and vegetables is better for your health—organic produce
Published on: 26-Jul-2019
Heat Illness is a broad term used for a range of problems such as dehydration, cramping, dizziness, heat exhaustion and a very serious problem called
Published on: 23-Jul-2019
Nine athletes share the phrases they tell themselves to reach peak performance Buddhism, Stoicism, and Taoism all teach adherents to repeat particular chants or mantras to
Published on: 22-Jul-2019
Instead of replacing the missing bone with a metal prosthetic, Viola closes the incision and places Roczen on the transplant list for a living cadaveric
The post Donor Radial Head Potentially Saved Professional Supercross’ Career appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 21-Jul-2019
The greatest medical cause of fatality worldwide for the past 15 years has been heart disease and stroke, as reported by the World Health Organization’s
Published on: 20-Jul-2019
If you’re like many people, you may have decided that you want to spend less time staring at your phone. It’s a good idea: an increasing
Published on: 19-Jul-2019
The squat is one of the most fundamental movements a human needs to be able to perform both in life and in sports. In life
Published on: 18-Jul-2019
Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders. Stiff or tight shoulders can cause discomfort and limit a
Published on: 17-Jul-2019
Walking 10,000 steps a day – what is the correct number? ANSWERED by the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee. Being physically active is one of
The post Measuring Physical Activity: How Many Steps Should You Take? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 16-Jul-2019
Dr. Nikhil Verma, Director of Sports Medicine at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago and head team physician for the Chicago White Sox, has been treating youth