Episode 16.08?with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago?1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from?8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One:?Cole Cruz from Coalition Training in Chicago?describes the technique and benefits of?Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) for active recovery between workouts.


  1. Overall | Release scar tissue and improves mobility in joints, muscles, fascia and nervous system.
  2. Range of Motion | Increases space and synovial fluid even in arthritic joints; relieves general joint stiffness.
  3. Muscle Function | Relieves general muscle tightness and releases trigger points.cruz
  4. Performance | Increases strength after inhibitions are removed and allows for free-range movement.
  5. Injury Reduction |?Works to fix muscle imbalances caused by repetitive activities that can impact body movement or cause pain.
  6. Posture & Symmetry | Adults have been observed to gain height and find it easier to maintain good posture for longer periods of time.
  7. Pain Reduction |?Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to modulate pain or remove joint and soft tissue restrictions.
  8. Sleep | Improved sleep for those experiencing sleep deprivation.
  9. Balance & Coordination | Improved ability to feel your body and feel movement.
  10. Well-Being | Overall feeling and sense of contentment – improved digestion and elimination.
  11. Nerve | Improves mobility and function in overall central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as specific nerves.
  12. Circulation | Decreased ankle and other swelling, along with increased urine elimination.

Segment Two:?Dr. Cole discusses his recent TEDx presentation – Spare the Scalpel: A Surgeon’s Perspective on the Future of Orthopedic Medicine – how patients can?coexist with their injury with nonsurgical solutions; use of stem cells, platelet rich plasma,?physical therapy & bracing; the overuse of technology?such as MRI.?Click this updated link to Watch the Video.

Segment Three:?Dr. Gary Calabrese?PT, DPT, Senior Director Rehabilitation and PatellofemoralSports Therapy at the?Cleveland Clinic and has been with the Cleveland Cavaliers for 20 years. Dr. Calabrese discusses common basketball injuries: Patellofemoral?(knee cap)?pain and ACL injuries; description, causes, diagnosis, bracing, treatment and therapy.

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