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  • Dr. Cole discusses his career trajectory and thoughts on patient and athlete care with Dr. Andrew Dold

  • Power 5 conferences approve new measure to help bolster athletes’ mental health

    A discussion with Natalie Graves, AM, LCSW about the Power 5 conferences to approve a new measure to help bolster athletes’ mental health. The legislation was one of several proposals voted on and approved by members of the ACC, Big 12, Big … Continue reading

  • Plantar Fasciitis: How Physical Therapy Can Help

    Discussion with Sarah Ryerson from Athletico Physical Therapy about Plantar Fasciitis: characteristics that make someone more susceptible to plantar fasciitis; recommended stretches and exercises to prevent plantar fasciitis; some of the latest treatments for plantar fasciitis that Physical Therapists at Athletico … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph is sitting in for Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and will be discussing Young Female Athletes and the Risk of Knee injuries  … Continue reading

  • Why Sweat Testing Matters?

    Research shows that at only about 2 percent loss of body weight through sweat, performance begins to decline. Gatorade Sports Science Institute scientist Lisa Heaton and dietitian Linda Samuels traveled to the Advocate Center to conduct sweat testing during a … Continue reading

  • Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) Sports Performance Center

    David Heidloff, Athletico’s Manager of The Sports Performance Center at MOR in Oak Brook Illinois, talks with Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph and Steve Kashul about the opening of the brand new Sports Performance Center at Rush in Oak Brook IL, what … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph is sitting in for Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and will be discussing the medical side of MLB teams … Continue reading

  • Strategies to Naturally Detox your Body

    In this segment Steve Kashul & Karen Malkin discuss her best tips to naturally detox your body with real food and lifestyle strategies. Your Path to Wellness: Whether you’re looking to lose those last 10-15 lbs., lower cholesterol, kick sugar, … Continue reading

  • Ski Holidays and Head Injuries

    In this segment Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, Steve Kashul & Dr. Jeremy Alland discuss Holiday ski trips and what parents (and adults!) should know about concussion. Dr. Jeremy Alland graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, … Continue reading

  • Performance Nutrition: Amino Acids vs. Protein

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with James Jacobsen from Glanbia Optimum Nutrition about the difference between protein powder and amino acid supplements for athletic training, superior types of protein for specific sports and the definition of performance nutrition. Glanbia … Continue reading

  • How Snow Skiing can help keep You Young!

    Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Peter Braun MS, LAT, ATC, ITAT from ATI Physical Therapy. This discussion focuses on how snow skiing can keep you young and what make skiing a unique type of … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing: Runners Knee. Exercise after Knee Replacement. Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis . Sports Medicine Weekly on … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing: Surgical treatment for torn MCL. Tests to analyze the condition of your knee. Treatment and recovery … Continue reading

  • Wider adoption of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Dr. Steven Feinstein about the use of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging and the prevention of heart attacks and strokes. Dr. Feinstein developed the first two FDA approved ultrasound contrast agents and is recognized … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing: Does Yoga Build Strength? Do Men Loose Weight Faster than Woman? How Much Ice is Too … Continue reading

  • Here’s How Olympic Snowboarder Spencer O’Brien Overcame Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Spencer O’Brien about the challenges professional athletes face during competition while managing rheumatoid arthritis.  Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that has a severe impact on the joints and can affect other parts … Continue reading

  • LSU ACL study aims to advance sports medicine into new era: ‘This is a big deal’

    BY BROOKS KUBENA for The Advocate Tight end Jamal Pettigrew stepped through footwork drills, blocked dummies, pivoted and cut through routes in the LSU indoor practice facility — standard stuff, except for one thing: Pettigrew had only surgically repaired his torn … Continue reading

  • The Emotional Impact of Injuries

    Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Tara Hackney PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP, a physical therapist with Athletico. Tara earned her Orthopedic Clinical Specialty (OCS) certification due to an interest in orthopedic rehabilitation. She holds certifications in Graston Technique, Kinesiotape, and … Continue reading

  • Discussion on Recent Injuries to Professional Athletes

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul discuss recent professional sports injuries: Mitchell Trubisky’s shoulder injury, Redskins QB leg injuries and Markelle Fultz of the 76’ers who has missed the team’s last 27 games while rehabbing in California after being diagnosed with … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing: Treating stiffness after total knee replacement when MUA and therapy have not worked. Managing scar tissue after … Continue reading

  • Clinical Trial to Repair Articular Cartilage Defects of the Knee

    Dr. Brian Cole talks with Chris Zlevor, a patient who experienced three knee surguries before participating in the Aesculap Novacart 3D Clinical Trial. This discussion covers the process of participation and followup experience as a patient in the study. Aesculap Biologics focuses on … Continue reading

  • The Concept of Biological Surgery

    Dr. Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Steve Kashul talk with Christian Bezanar to discuss the Concept of Biological Surgery. Christian Bezanar is regional Manager of JRF Ortho-Central US and International. Christian has spent 15+ years working for non-profit … Continue reading

  • Inside the Chicago White Sox Clubhouse

    Dr. Nik Verma of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and head team physician for the Chicago White Sox goes ‘Inside the Clubhouse’ and shares some of his favorite training room stories with Steve Kashul. Dr. Verma credits his success to the … Continue reading

  • Cold and Flu Prevention and Exercise Restrictions when sick

    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. … Continue reading

  • Aging Atletes and Their Joints.

    Steve Kashul talks with Dr. Craig Della Valle from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush about aging athletes and their joints. Are we getting joint replacements at a younger age and what factors in a more active lifestyle contribute to joint problems. Dr. … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Nik Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing: Recovery time required for a young baseball player after an elbow injury Controversial use of a … Continue reading

  • Proven Strategies for Concussion Safety and Prevention

    Dr. Nik Verma  from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush discusses proven strategies for safety and prevention of concussion. Dr. Verma specializes in treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, shoulder … Continue reading

  • Commons Injuries that hold us back at the Gym

    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 … Continue reading

  • Clinical Research Trials at Rush: Regrowth and Recovery from Treatment of Cartilage Defects

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Division One College Track Athlete, Jasmine Smyles about her participation in a clinical trial for treating cartilage defects. Jasmine discusses her trial experience 6 months after her cartilage defect treatment, regrowth and … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Nik Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing: The definition of BMI Snack ideas for efficient recovery following a workout Strategy for prevention … Continue reading

  • Total Body Workout Machines that put your Treadmill to Shame

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul discuss 5 total body workout machines that put your treadmill to shame plus the latest trends in workout equipment and apps. For the latest in fitness, nutrition and injury recovery, tune-in every Saturday morning … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Brian Cole from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing: What is happening when your hips ‘click’. Pinched nerves. Best exercise for shoulder arthritis. Sports … Continue reading

  • Learn about fatigue that cannot be resolved by sleep

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Dr. Gina Sirchio about the common reasons for fatigue and when fatigue is not resolved by additional  hours of sleep. Dr. Gina Sirchio DC, CCN is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner from the Institute for Functional Medicine. Functional … Continue reading

  • Nutritional strategies on getting through the holiday season without gaining weight

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counseling about getting through the holiday season without gaining weight. As an AzCIM Certified Integrative Health Coach and Lifestyle Practitioner, and Eating Psychology Teacher, Karen’s background … Continue reading

  • Advances in Regenerative Medicine to Repair Damaged Tissue

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk about advances in regenerative medicine to repair damaged tissue including Aesculap products used to repair cartilage defects of the knee and the process of the healing. Sports Medicine Weekly on 670 The Score

  • Youth Hockey and the NBA: Sports Injury Update

      Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole talk about youth hockey injuries: how to compensate and recover from pain due to knee on knee impact; treatment of  ‘water-on-the-knee’; analysis of the ankle dislocation suffered by Caris LeVert with the Brooklyn … Continue reading

  • The Future of Football Head Protection and Equipment Technologies

    Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk with Thad Ide, Senior VP of Research and Product Development for Riddell, about recent innovations in the future of football head protection and equipment technologies.

  • Ask the Doctor!

    This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Chuck Bush-Joseph from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing: Stem cell injections: use, cost & coverage; comparison with fat cells and PRP injections; the importance … Continue reading

  • The Experiences of a Chicago White Sox Team Physician

    Dr. Chuck Bush-Joseph from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush talks with Steve Kashul about his 14 years as head physician for the Chicago While Sox, his greatest World Series memories and getting to know the athletes ‘one on one’. A graduate … Continue reading

  • Fitness Tips that are doing More Harm than Good

    Steve Kashul and Dr. Chuck Bush-Joseph from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush talk with Matt Gauthier about Fitness tips that are Doing More Harm than Good. Matt Gauthier is a Board-certified sports physical therapy specialist at Athletico’s Niles/Northwest Chicago clinic. Athletico Will Treat You, … Continue reading

  • Injury Assessment and Updates on MLB, MBA and NFL Players

    Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush talks with Steve Kashul about his years as team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls; updates on recent injuries in the MLB, MBA and NFL; description of various types … Continue reading

  • Ask the Doctor!

    Brought to you by Glanbia Performance Nutrition WHERE AMBITION MEETS NUTRITION This regular segment of ‘Ask the Doctor’ addresses questions submitted by Sports Medicine Weekly followers. Dr. Chuck Bush-Joseph from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be discussing: how to improve … Continue reading

  • 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