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  • About NCSA – The largest and most successful athletic recruiting network

    Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph and Steve Kashul talk with Debbie Garr, mother of NCSA student-athlete Erin Garr about the Garr family experience working with NSCA since January 2018 to help direct Erin’s athletic future. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, NCSA is now the world’s … Continue reading

  • Off Season Golf Tips from the Professionals

    Dr. Chuck Bush-Joseph and Steve Kashul discuss off season golf tips from the professionals with Dr. Grant Garrigues from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Joe Estes from Athletico Physical Therapy. Sports Medicine Weekly on 670 The Score

  • Recovering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Dr. Chuck Bush-Joseph from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Jacob Holler about his cardiac event, what he learned from that experience and his remarkable recovery. Jacob Holler is a Physical Therapist and Clinical Director at ATI … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment we are discussing if it’s better for your body to run in the morning or at night, and more. If you have … Continue reading

  • Training Tips for soon-to-be moms

    Tina Christie from Athletico Physical Therapy discusses tips and guidelines for soon-to-be moms and when a new mother can resume her running routine. Tina is a Senior Physical Therapist and Women’s Health Manager for Athletico Physical Therapy in Park Ridge, … Continue reading

  • About McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

    Thomas J. Lotus, DC, FACO, Cert.MDT from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush discusses the difference between traditional chiropractic care and The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®. Dr. Thomas J. Lotus received his doctorate in 2003 as a graduate of National … Continue reading

  • Lake Zurich’s Panico produces the ultimate football comeback

    The hosts of Sports Medicine Weekly discuss the comeback and remarkable medical transformation of Vinnie Panico, a senior at Lake Zurich and voted Wintrust player of the week. Four weeks into the 2017 season, in a game against visiting Zion-Benton, … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment we are addressing questions about: Koby Bryant’s technique involving Orthokine and how it compares to PRP. How injuries establish scar tissue. … Continue reading

  • A talk with Mike Adamle about his Rise Above Project, a joint initiative with the Concussion Legacy Foundation

    Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Mike Adamle about his Rise Above Project, a joint initiative with the Concussion Legacy Foundation and their mission to create a supportive network of resources for all affected by CTE. As you may … Continue reading

  • Life Time Grand Opening Event November 27 in Northbrook IL

    Life Time will soon open its doors to share the healthy way of life within your community. Be one of the first to join us. Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Tim Kersten, General Manager for Life Time-Northbrook about … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment we have Dr. Gregory Nicholson from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, addressing questions about: balancing a busy lifestyle with a efficient workout routine issues … Continue reading

  • Healthy Food Myths

    Dr. Gregory Nicholson and Steve Kashul talk with Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counseling to set you straight on ‘healthy food lies.’ As an AzCIM Certified Integrative Health Coach and Lifestyle Practitioner, and Eating Psychology Teacher, Karen’s background brings … Continue reading

  • The Power of Simulated Altitude Training for Athletes at all levels

    Dr. Gregory Nicholson and Steve Kashul talk with Sharone Aharone about the power of simulated altitude training for pro athletes and well as weekend warriors. Sharone is a USA Triathlon Level III Elite coach and the Owner/Head Coach of Well-Fit … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment we have Dr. Gregory Nicholson from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, addressing questions about followup on unsuccessful shoulder surgery and meniscus repairs on youth athletes. Dr. … Continue reading

  • How often do Sports Injuries Occur?

    Dr. Gregory Nicholson from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul discuss an article concerning how often sports injuries occur. Dr. Nicholson specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, utilizing state-of-the-art arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to treat sports-related, traumatic, arthritic, and … Continue reading

  • The Role of a Team Physician

    Dr. Nikhil Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush talks with Steve Kashul about his role as the Chicago White Sox Team Physician. Dr. Verma specializes in treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic reconstructive techniques … Continue reading

  • Off-season training for Amateur Golfers

    Dr. Nikhil Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with James Standhardt about workout programs for amateur golfers leading into the off-season. James graduated from the Professional Golf Management program at Ferris State University and acquired his PGA … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment Dr. Nikhil Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush answers questions about: recovery times for various shoulder replacement options and treatment of osteoarthritis. Dr. … Continue reading

  • Treating Concussions with Physical Therapy

    Dr. Nikhil Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Kim Smith from Athletico Physical Therapy about how to identify concussion symptoms and how physical therapy can help with the side effects of concussions. Kim Smith is … Continue reading

  • Treating cartilage defects with Allograft Tissue

    Dr. Nikhil Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Chris Graham from Community Tissue Services about tissue donation, the use of Allograft Tissue in Sports Medicine: how it functions today and in the future. Chris Graham is … Continue reading

  • Marathon Training and Recovery Tips

    Dr. Gregory Nicholson from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Jaime Ginsberg, DPT from ATI Physical Therapy about marathon training and recovery. Jaime is a 2 time Ironman Triathlon Finisher and has run in 15 marathons. She … Continue reading

  • The National Parkinsons Foundation Moving Day Walk

    Dr. Gregory Nicholson – from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush- and Steve Kashul talk with Erica Hornthal, MA, LCPC, BC-DMT, about the power of dance therapy for Parkinson’s Patients and the October National Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day Walk. Why move for Moving … Continue reading

  • Addiction Can Happen to Anyone—Including Athletes

    Dr. Nikhil Verma and Steve Kashul talk with Gary Mendell, Founder and CEO of Shatterproof about assisting athletes with opiod addiction; the opiod epidemic and its affect on sports; the importance of eliminating the stigma around athletes seeking help for addiction. … Continue reading

  • Movement as a Treatment for Illness, Disease, Anxiety and Depression

    Brian Cole MD of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Steve Kashul and Dr. Ritu Trivedi-Purohit discuss the benefits of movement for those coping with illness, disease, anxiety and depression.  Dr. Trivedi-Purohit is a health psychologist and founder of The Center for Behavioral Health & Wellness. Dr. Trivedi-Purohit received her … Continue reading

  • Dara Torres on Sports Medicine Weekly about Women in Sports Today

    Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul speak with Dara Torres about some of the biggest obstacles  and challenges facing women in sports today and her participation as a panelist at the Chicago Sports Summit on October 3rd, 2018. Click here for … Continue reading

  • Using The SAFE Method™ to address Youth Sports Injuries

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Dr. Dev Mishra about the origin of Sideline Sports Doc, who is using the service and the value of a coach certification program. Dr. Mishra founded Sideline Sports Doc in 2010. The idea … Continue reading

  • Stress Fractures of the Foot: Prevention and Treatment

    Dr. Kamran Hamid from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush talks with Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul about stress fractures of the 5th metatarsal and Jones fractures; prevention and recovery. Dr. Kamran S. Hamid has a special interest in ankle replacement surgery, … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment Dr. Cole answers questions about: Recovery from a Broken Toe: Recommended Rehab Routine. Fluid on the Knee: Description, causes and treatment. … Continue reading

  • Cubs’ Yu Darvish Suffers Season-Ending Setback

    Brian Cole MD of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush & Steve Kashul discuss Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish’s season ending injuries due to stress reaction in elbow. Click here to have your question addressed live by Dr. Brian Cole on an upcoming show. Sports Medicine Weekly … Continue reading

  • Fall Sports and the Risk of ACL Injuries

    Anne Bierman of Athletico is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy and Staff Physical Therapist in Naperville, IL Brian Cole MD of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Steve Kashul and Anne Bierman discuss upcoming fall sports season and ACL related … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment Dr. Cole answers questions about: Shoulder Arthritis: Treatment alternatives; when is replacement advisable Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS): Treatment & Prevention.. More>> … Continue reading

  • The Ketogenic Diet: Who Should be Following it?

    Dr. Gregory Nicholson of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Karen Malken about how the ketogenic diet works and who should and shouldn’t be following it. As an AzCIM Certified Integrative Health Coach, Lifestyle Practitioner and Eating Psychology Teacher, Karen … Continue reading

  • Preventing, Treating & Recovering from Hamstring Injuries

    Dr. Gregory Nicholson of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with John Sauer about the prevention, treatment and recovery of hamstring injuries. John Sauer is a Physical Therapist, DPT, OCS and endurance program manager for Athletico Physical Therapy in … Continue reading

  • Dangers of Working Out in the Heat

    Dr. Gregory Nicholson of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul address the dangers of working out in rising temperatures and heat stroke. Sports Medicine Weekly on 670 The Score

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment we have Dr. Gregory Nicholson from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, addressing questions about activity expectations after shoulder replacement surgery and recovery expectations after … Continue reading

  • Chicago Bulls General Manager: Working with the Medical Staff

    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. Sports Medicine … Continue reading

  • 10 Side Effects of Prolonged Sitting

    Dr. Gregory Nicholson of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Steve Kashul and Cole Cruz from Coalition Strength and Conditioning, discuss the ’10 Side Effects of Prolonged Sitting’ including altered posture and alignment and Decreased cardiovascular health. Cole Cruz is founder of Coalition Strength and Conditioning in Chicago’s west town. He holds … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment we have Dr. Gregory Nicholson from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, addressing questions about the causes, symptoms and treatment of shoulder and … Continue reading

  • Why Aquatic Therapy Is a Great Choice for Treating Injuries

    Steve and Dr. Cole talk with Danielle Debulgado from ATI Physical Therapy about the benefits of aquatic therapy. Thanks to advancements in technologies and accessibility, a lesser-publicized therapy, known as aquatic therapy, is steadily becoming a highly endorsed secondary option for … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment Dr. Cole answers questions about: Sports Hernias Psychology in treating patients Shin Splints Broken Ribs Jammed Fingers Discoloration-Bruising around the knees … Continue reading

  • Training for the Adult Endurance Athlete

    Steve and Dr. Cole talk with Chris Palmquist to discuss the benefits of Diversified Training for Adult Endurance Athletes, how training changes over the course of a season and how a competitive adult endurance athlete trains during off-season. Chris Palmquist is a USAT … Continue reading

  • NBA Player Recovery & Performance after Achilles Tendon Injury

    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 … Continue reading

  • Jabari Parker and his fresh start with the Chicago Bulls after 2 ACL Injuries on the Same Knee

    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 … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. In this segment Dr. Cole answers questions about: a strained piriformis muscle leading to sciatica pain chronic pain under the knee cap after cartilage … Continue reading

  • How Specialization in Young Athletes leads to Injuries and Burnout

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Dr. James Andrews about how specialization in young athletes leads to injuries and burnout in part 2 of this rare interview. (for part 1, click here) Dr. James Andrews, Orthopaedic surgeon and … Continue reading

  • Chip Schaefer, Director of Sports Performance with the Chicago Bulls: Advances in Technology

    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 … Continue reading

  • Tommy John Surgery-Treating Elbow Injuries in MLB Pitchers

    Dr. Mark Cohen from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Dr. @BrianCole and @SteveKashul discuss the causes of, and the progress made over the years with #TommyJohn surgery. Dr. Cohen addresses the question of the increased frequency of this injury and surprising statistic that one out of … Continue reading

  • Eating Psychology with Certified Integrative Health Coach Karen Malkin

    Dr. Brian Cole MD from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul discuss the importance of reducing your toxic load with Karen Malkin. Included in her conversation are the hazards of BPA’s in plastic and how they promote endocrine disruption which … Continue reading

  • How To Minimize Injury & Maximize Performance

    Dr. Brian Cole MD from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Steve Kashul and Dr.Tommy John discuss his book ‘Minimize Injury-Maximize Performance‘. Dr. John also talks about how youth sports may be leaving our kids over trained and less developed. Sports Medicine Weekly … Continue reading

  • Overuse Sports Injuries In Children & Warning Signs You Need To Know

    With Tara Hackney PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP, a physical therapy specialist practicing at Athletico in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dr. Brian Cole MD at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Steve Kashul and Tara discuss overuse sports injuries in children including the warning signs that the young athlete needs … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. This week Dr. Cole addresses The Score’s board producer Shane Riordan’s question regarding a dislocated shoulder while playing 16″ softball. Sports Medicine Weekly on 670 The Score

  • Strength & Conditioning with Chicago White Sox Director

    Dr. Brian Cole MD from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush & Steve Kashul discuss how Allan Thomas keeps the Chicago White Sox healthy and strong during the season as well as off season. Allan also explains the maintenance programs that the … Continue reading

  • Better Recruiting for College-Bound Athletes

    Dr. Brian Cole MD from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush & Steve Kashul  discuss Julian Beckwith’s responsibilities at NCSA and it’s goal to make recruiting better for college-bound athletes. Julian offers advise for parents and athletes hoping to reach the next level. … Continue reading

  • Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning with Dr. Chris Stout

    Dr. Brian Cole & Steve Kashul discuss how predictive analytics and machine learning are changing the face of health care with Dr. Chris Stout, Vice President, Department of Clinical Research and Data Analytics for ATI Physical Therapy. Dr. Stout, PsyD, … Continue reading

  • How To Reduce Your Toxic Body Burden

    Dr. Brian Cole MD Midwest Orthopaedicsat Rush & Steve Kashul discuss with Karen how to reduce your toxic body burden by following simple steps outlined in Karen’s Transformation Detox series at KarenMalkin.com Karen Malkin is the founder of Karen Malkin Health Counseling is a Certified … Continue reading

  • Cross Fit Coaching & Competition After Injury

    Haley Kopach‘s coaching and competition comeback.  Dr. Brian Cole MD and Steve Kashul discuss Haley’s labral tear surgery & recovery with Dr. Shane Nho. Haley achieved a full return to Cross Fit Coaching and competition after her injury and recovery, … Continue reading

  • Pro Golfer Fred Funk on Bouncing Back from Injury

    Steve Kashul has a great conversation with Fred Funk. Fred discussed all of the injuries he has experienced as a pro golfer and the success of many of his surgeries and physical therapy. Download Segment Sports Medicine Weekly on 670 … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment addresses questions sent in by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Brian Cole discusses questions from Lisa about her knee pain, Taylor about restarting a training program after period of inactivity, Zach about his tennis elbow and Steve … Continue reading

  • The Power of the Placebo

    Dr. Cole and Steve discuss the psychological and physiological effects of using a placebo for recovery. Dr. Cole also explains the powerful effect the mind has on assisting the body in recovery. Sports Medicine Weekly on 670 The Score

  • Staying Healthy in the NBA vs NFL

    Mark Bartelstein from Priority Sports & Entertainment, Dr. Brian Cole (@BrianColeMD) and Steve Kashul discuss Bartelstein’s client Micheal Porter Jr. and protecting his best interest, his rehab and evaluating his long-term prognosis. Bartelstein discusses the difference between staying healthy in the NBA and the … Continue reading

  • For Hockey Players, Downtime Means Lacrosse Training Time

    Dr. Brian Cole, @SteveKashul & Jason DeMaria owner of JD Strength Performance discuss training routine w/ hockey players during the off season and the growing popularity of #lacrosse training techniques. Jason (Jay) De Maria attended Western Michigan University. While in college, Jay played ice hockey … Continue reading

  • The Use and Benefits of Cryotherapy

    For use in recovery as opposed to weight loss Jim Karas talks discusses the use and benefits of Cryotherapy, its claims and contraindications with Steve and Dr. Cole. Jim stresses the importance of cryotherapy for the use of recovery as … Continue reading

  • Common Injuries to Never Train Through

    The importance of R.I.C.E. Dr. Cole addresses Runners World article on ‘Common Injuries to Never Train Thru’ and a very common concern of patients about continued activity and if it makes an injury worse. Also discussed the importance of relative … Continue reading

  • The Benefits And Evolution Of Corporate Wellness Programs

    How to increase loyalty to the people managing their health John Golden explains the benefits and evolution of corporate wellness programs with Steve and Dr. Cole. Also discussed are the technologies that EXOS can bring to the corporate space to … Continue reading

  • Athletico’s Overhead Athlete Program

    Matt Gauthier, PT, DPT, SCS from Athletico Physical Therapy talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about the unique characteristics of the Overhead Athlete, types of overhead throwing injuries: causes, prevention and treatment. There’s more to throwing than just the motion of your … Continue reading

  • The Real Reason LeBron James Seems to Be Immune From Injuries

    Dr. Cole and Steve discuss the injuries that have occurred in the NBA from nearly all of its top stars suffer from one injury or another over the past several except for LeBron James. According to his business partner Maverick Carter, anyone can … Continue reading

  • Does Sleep Help You Lose Weight?

    Dr. Cole explains how getting enough sleep can help weight loss by managing hormone levels to help regulate appetite. The importance of growth hormone levels during sleep and the importance of building muscle mass.

  • Golfers: Make A Safe Return To Play

    Avoid swing issues and prevent future injury Dr. Cole and Steve discuss  how golfers can safely return to play after an injury or surgery. Justin Bentley of GolfTec joins the discussion and gives additional tips on a safe return to play. In addition Justin explains … Continue reading

  • Segment 102.1: Athletico’s Overhead Athlete Program

    Matt Gauthier, PT, DPT, SCS from Athletico Physical Therapy talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about the unique characteristics of the Overhead Athlete, types of overhead throwing injuries: causes, prevention and treatment. <DOWNLOAD> There’s more to throwing than just the motion of … Continue reading

  • Segment 101.1: Olympic Swimmer Dara Torres on Sports Medicine Weekly

    Dara Torres talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about her experiences in Olympic competition, her current fitness routine and the challenges facing women in sports today. <DOWNLOAD> Olympic Icon Dara Torres who is considered one of the greatest female competitive swimmers … Continue reading

  • Segment 101.2: Dr. James Andrews on Sports Medicine Weekly

    Dr. Andrews talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about his experience over the years in treating top-performing professional athletes and the advancements in Sports Medicine. <DOWNLOAD> Dr. James Andrews, Orthopaedic surgeon and founding partner for the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor: How can You Diagnose & Treat Turf Toe?

    I’m a high school basketball player. My big toe really swells up and hurts after practice and games. The strange thing is that I can’t remember injuring the toe. What do you think is wrong? Dr. Charles A. Bush-Joseph: I’m … Continue reading