The Physical Demands of Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a popular sport for both men and women, with close to 5 million athletes participating in the sport in the US across all

The Relationship Between Inflammation and Your Diet

Inflammation is the body’s mechanism for healing itself. When your body encounters a virus, bacteria, or suffers an injury, it activates your immune system. The

Five Types of Sports-Related Foot Injuries

As a recreational or professional sports person, whether young or old, you’re likely to get injuries at one point or another. Many sports-related injuries usually

How to Avoid and Treat Common Sports Injuries

In 2021, 3.2 million people were treated in emergency departments for injuries involving sports and recreational equipment according to the national safety council. The activities most frequently

What is a High Ankle Sprain?

In this week’s episode of the Sports Medicine Weekly Podcast, Dr. Brian Cole is joined by Joshua James, DPT, CSCS from Rush Physical Therapy to

What’s Your Biological Age? A New ‘Aging Clock’ Has the Answer

How old are you, really? It seems like a simple question. It’s based on when you’re born. Yet we all know people who seem much

Can Vitamins Improve Athletic Performance?

Achieving optimal athletic performance requires a high energy expenditure, but in turn, high energy output must be adequately fueled. The importance of proper nutrition and

Percussive Massage Devices: Muscle Relief in the Palm of Your Hand

In this week’s episode of Sports Medicine Weekly, Dr. Cole reviews some of the evidence-based benefits of the increasingly popular Percussive massage devices. Percussive massage

How a Collegiate Athlete is Making her Comeback from Cartilage Damage

In this week’s episode of the Sport’s Medicine Weekly Podcast, Dr. Brian Cole is joined by UCLA Beach Volleyball athlete Lindsey Sparks to discuss her

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