Latest Sports Medicine Shows

Listener Question: Ice or Heat a Sprained Ankle?

Jul 18, 2018

You’ve sprained your ankle. Maybe you twisted it during a run. Maybe you suffered a minor fall while skiing. It hurts and is swollen and needs some relief. Are you supposed to put it on ice or apply heat? Dr. Emily Harold, sports medicine physician at University of Utah Health, has the answer, as ...

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Running Probably Won't Ruin Your Knees

Jun 15, 2018

It may seem like a given—if you run long distances regularly, then you’ll eventually need a knee replacement. But from a doctor's perspective, that's actually not true. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen, a runner, looks at the research on knee damage and running. He shares his findings and why...

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Three Most Common Dance Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Dec 20, 2017

Like any sport, dance takes serious strength, stamina, and flexibility. As a dancer, it’s important to keep safe from a potentially career-ending injury. Trina Bellendir, a physical therapist at the Dance Clinic at University of Utah Orthopedic Center, talks about three of the most common injuries...

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Dancer's Clinic Keeps Dancers Dancing

Nov 24, 2017

University of Utah Health provides a Dance Clinic in its Orthopedic Center that serves all dancers—from the young to the old, and from experienced to those who are just beginning. Dancing can be a physically intensive activity and injuries are common. Physical therapist Trina Bellendir talks about...

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Seven Questions with a Pain Management Physical Therapist

Sep 6, 2017

On this episode of Seven Questions for a Specialist, The Scope speaks with Tamara Dangerfield, a physical specialist at University of Utah Health who specializes in treating pain. What are the latest methods for treating pain? What is the one thing she wants all physical therapy patients to know? ...

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Exercising in Hot Summer Could Expose You to High Levels of Ozone

Aug 11, 2017

If you live in Salt Lake City, you know it’s not a good idea to exercise outside during a muggy inversion. But did you know you should be concerned even on a clear summer day? Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen explains how even though ozone isn’t visible, it can cause serious breathing ...

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Seven Questions for a Physical Therapist

Jul 26, 2017

On this episode of Seven Questions for a Specialist, The Scope speaks with Rob Shingleton, a physical therapist at University of Utah Health. Why is exercise so important for the body? What role does diet play in physical therapy? Rob has the answers to these questions and more....

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