Latest Sports Medicine Shows

Seven Questions for a Physical Therapist

Jul 11, 2017

On this episode of Seven Questions for a Specialist, The Scope speaks with Randy Carson, a physical therapist at University of Utah Health. What are some of the best and worst things you can do for your body? What does everyone need to know about physical therapy? And how many massages should you ...

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How Physical Therapists Treat Pain

Mar 29, 2017

When you think about physical therapy, you might imagine movement exercises. But that’s not the only treatment options available. Tamara Dangerfield, physical therapist at University of Utah Health, talks about the methods she uses to help treat her patients’ pain. From lasers to dry needling, ...

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Physical Therapy Can Help in More Ways Than You Might Think

Mar 15, 2017

Research shows that physical therapy is a vital part of treatment. It leads to earlier mobility following procedures and faster recovery for the patient. But did you know that physical therapy is more than just for sports medicine and physical rehab? Rob Shingleton, physical therapist at University ...

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Listener Question: Should My Child Be Cross-training for Different Sports?

Mar 8, 2017

When your child gets serious about becoming competitive in a sport, it may be tempting to dedicate all their time and energy to that one sport. However, recent research points towards the importance of cross-training in young athletes to minimize physical and psychological burnout. Dr. Nick Monson, ...

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Physical Therapy Has Changed a Lot Over the Years

Feb 8, 2017

Advancements in physical therapy treatment methods and technology have led to quicker and more effective recovery. In fact, modern methods may have a patient learn to stand before they sit. Randy Carson, physical therapist at University of Utah Health, takes us through the history of physical ...

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New Tendon Injury Treatments

Jan 24, 2017

Chronic tendon injuries affecting shoulders, elbows and knees have long been hard to treat. But, beyond rest, stretching and icing, physicians have developed new treatment techniques in recent years, including ultrasound, stem-cell therapies and specialized needle procedures. Dr. Tom Miller speaks ...

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Listener Question: What Exercises Are Best to Balance with Running?

Jan 11, 2017

Too much of one exercise, like running, can be unhealthy. That's why sports medicine physician Dr. Nick Monson says runners should do other exercises in addition to running, like biking, swimming or weightlifting. He says people who have a balanced exercise regime experience fewer injuries. Learn ...

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