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Percussive massage devices, which are sometimes referred to as “massage guns”, have become increasingly popular among recreational athletes for therapeutic use. They use targeted percussive or vibration pressure to stimulate blood flow to the muscles and provide the benefits of a massage in the comfort of your home, including reducing soreness, increasing flexibility, and accelerating recovery. But do they actually work? Today, we’ll take a look at the science behind these increasingly popular devices.
Dr. Brian Cole is joined by Six-Time X Games Medalist Grete Eliassen to talk about her career in snow sports, dealing with injuries and empowering women in the sport of skiing.
In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole is joined by UCLA Beach Volleyball athlete Lindsey Sparks to talk about her comeback from a knee cartilage injury.
Dr. Cole shares the benefits of taking time away from your primary sport to train other areas of the body which helps reduce the risk of injury.
With summer right around the corner, it’s quite common for people to focus on shedding a few pounds. While many diets and fads have some merit, today we’re going to talk about five simple, science-based weight loss strategies that can help you slim down before summer. These include: tracking your diet and exercise daily, starting your day with protein, intermittent fasting, balancing your gut bacteria, and of course, reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbs.
Dr. Brian Cole is joined by former NFL safety and broadcaster Solomon Wilcots to discuss advancements in cartilage restoration.
Dr. Brian Cole is joined by Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Consulting to talk about the best ways to create healthy lifestyle habits.
On this episode of Sports Medicine Weekly, Dr. Lauren Loberg joins Dr. Brian Cole to discuss her experiences as a UCLA student-athlete, coach, researcher, mental health counselor, and sports psychology consultant.
Josh James, a Physical Therapist from RUSH PT joins Dr. Cole to discuss the best ways to manage patellar tendonitis, commonly referred to as jumper's knee.
Dr. Cole breaks down the science behind Intermittent Fasting (IF), discussing the potential benefits and side effects, and looking at the different types of IF plans.
Dr. Brian Cole explains why a measurement called Heart rate variability, or HRV, is an important metric for determining your body’s readiness to perform.
Dr. Brian Cole talks about Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) including whether or not athletes should be able to supplement their testosterone levels with TRT and when is the proper time to consider this treatment.
What’s the secret to keeping resolutions? How do you become one of the exclusive, high achievers who set and actually follow through on their resolutions? Dr. Brian Cole shares tips for how you can set and achieve your goals in the new year. Sports Medicine Weekly is brought to you by: Rush Physical Therapy JRF Ortho Vericel Karin Malkin Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
On this episode, we talk with Dustin Jesberger, PT, DPT from RUSH Physical Therapy to discuss maximizing and utilizing the squat exercise.
In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole breaks down the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols and how the league is working to contain the spread of the virus.
In this episode, we talk with Lesley Bezdek-Cohen, PT, DPT about the different benefits of yoga for athletes. Lesley is the Lead Physical Therapist at Rush Physical Therapy’s Andersonville, Illinois clinic. Lesley danced professionally with ballet and jazz companies prior to going back to school for physical therapy and has been teaching yoga since 2009.
In this episode, we are joined by Karen Malkin, NBC-HWC, to talk about strategies to support brain health. Karen is a board-certified health coach and the owner of Karen Malkin Health Counseling.
Dr. Brian Cole discusses the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and the vaccine statistics both in the United States and worldwide.
In this Ask The Doctor episode, Dr. Brian Cole highlights the importance of nutrition in joint recovery.
In today's episode, Dr. Brian Cole takes a look at how aspirin has been used over the years — and where the medical advice stands today.
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