Latest Sports Medicine Shows

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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Physical Therapy Should be a First-Treatment Option

Dec 21, 2016

For some common injuries, visiting a physical therapist first may be your best and cheapest option. Physical therapist Rob Shingleton says patients, increasingly, have the choice of seeing a physical therapist before visiting a regular physician, depending on a patient's health insurance. Find out ...

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How to Prevent Shoulder-Related Sports Injuries

Nov 1, 2016

Pitching a baseball creates tremendous stress on an athlete’s arm, making shoulder injuries common among baseball players. Dr. Tom Miller talks to orthopedic surgeon and former athlete Dr. Peter Chalmers about what athletes can do to avoid shoulder injuries, and how physical therapy can extend an ...

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Treatment for Frozen Shoulder

Oct 18, 2016

Frozen shoulder is a type of capsulitis where the ligaments around the shoulder’s ball joint shrink up and restrict movement. For patients, frozen shoulder can be painful and debilitating. Dr. Tom Miller talks to Dr. Bob Burks, an orthopedic specialist at University of Utah Health Care, about the ...

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3 Most Common Sports injuries That Can Put You in the ER

Sep 30, 2016

Playing sports can be hard on a body and lead to a serious injury that might need immediate attention. Emergency physician Dr. Troy Madsen covers the top three most common sports injuries he sees in the emergency room. Find out what they are, how to treat them and when you should go to the ER ...

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What You Need to Know When Your Knee “Pops”

Aug 23, 2016

A sprained or torn ACL is pretty common in Utah. Hiking, running, skiing—or as Dr. Patrick Greis describes it, tying long boards to your feet and throwing yourself down a mountain—are good ways to injure a ligament. Dr. Geis, an orthopedic surgeon, talks with Dr. Tom Miller about everything you ...

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Treating Olympic Athletes

Aug 17, 2016

What is the difference between a regular athlete and an athlete ready to compete on the world’s biggest stage? Sports medicine specialist Dr. Stuart Willick says it comes down to dedication, good genes and a bit of luck. Dr. Willick has worked with Olympic and Paralympic team members and shares ...

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