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Dr. Burton Elrod and partners attending 2016 NFL Combine

Mar 3, 2017

February 23th -29th the NFL will hold its 2016 scouting combine in Indianapolis.  This invitation-only event will showcase the physical skills such as speed, agility, and strength of over 300 of this year’s top NFL draft hopefuls.   In addition to the physical events such as the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, and 3 cone drill,… Read More


Golf Screen

What is a TPI Golf Screen and Do you need one?

Jan 20, 2017

Titleist Performance Institute, or TPI, is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.   The screen can identify restrictions in the way your body moves within your swing so that we can accurately prescribe/develop a program to improve body mechanics and… Read More


Tommy John

Tommy John Injuries – Part 1

Feb 19, 2016

As winter gives way to spring and the smell of fresh cut grass fills the air, people will emerge from their winter hibernation and begin the trek to baseball and softball parks.  The crack of a bat, the pop of a ball hitting a mitt, and the chant of “here, batter, batter” will increasingly be… Read More


Tommy John

Tommy John Injuries Part II

Feb 17, 2016

There is little debate that Tommy John or UCL injuries are a problem at both the major league and amateur levels of baseball.  However, there are some myths floating around the ballparks that are worth addressing.  Many of these misconceptions are addressed in the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) recent position statement for Tommy John… Read More


Tommy John

Tommy John Injuries – Part III

Feb 15, 2016

Ultimately the goal with pitchers of all levels is to prevent injury to the arm. Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center’s Dr. Burton Elrod explains that with high level athletes (amateur or professional) there is a fine line between maximum performance and injury. The goal is to maximize your ability and potential while at the… Read More


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Volleyball Injuries – What You Need To Know

Nov 23, 2015

In competitive volleyball, many points are won or lost at “the net”. The area at and under the net is the most common part of the volleyball court to see injuries, some minor but some potentially catastrophic to the young athlete. Not only does playing at the net require jumping and elevation, but more importantly… Read More


Cervical

Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement-

Nov 13, 2015

Pain and Disability due to disc disease in the neck is a serious problem and now there is a new and better option for some patients. There are approximately 1.1 Million patients each year in the U.S. that suffer from symptomatic cervical disc disease. Disc problems in the neck can lead to neck pain, arm… Read More


Golf Swing

Prepare your spine for golf- Now is the time!

Apr 22, 2015

Although we are still in the grips of winter, the prospect of spring beckons us golfers to rush out on the first day of warmer weather and hit the links; however, playing golf with an unprepared or deconditioned spine makes us vulnerable to injuries throughout the season. Just as our clubs have gathered dust over… Read More


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