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Elite Patient Spotlight: Meet Molli Benson

Feb 12, 2015

Molli Benson is a 20 year old dancer from Franklin, TN.  Molli has been dancing since she was three years old.  She has experience with all types of dance from ballet to jazz and everything in between and is currently a sophomore attending Point Park University in Pittsburg, PA.  Point Park is considered to have… Read More

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How to Identify and Treat a Sprained Ankle

Dec 12, 2014

Sprained ankles are the most common sports-related injury, with about 25,000 occurring daily. They account for 45% of all basketball injuries, 31% of soccer injuries and also frequently occur in football players, gymnasts, and runners. So what exactly is an ankle sprain, what do you do for it, and when should you be concerned? It’s… Read More

CrossFit Injuries

Dec 4, 2014

There has been a lot of publicity regarding CrossFit and injuries lately.  As with any new popular or trendy health fads, there will inherently be a group who jump on the band wagon and a group that speak out against it. Lately I have heard, in an increasing amount, that CrossFit causes injuries.  Yes, I… Read More

What is the Big Deal with the Rotator Cuff?

Nov 26, 2014

The rotator cuff is made up of a set of four relatively small tendons in the shoulder called the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and teres minor. Their job is to keep the ball of the shoulder joint in place. This task may sound relatively simple, but consider the enormous forces that sometimes pass through the shoulder,… Read More

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Vitamin D, Bone Health, and Ideas for Supplementation

Nov 13, 2014

The role of Vitamin D supplementation in osteoporotic and osteopenic patients has been well known for quite some time.  In fact, Vitamin D supplementation along calcium supplementation and weight bearing exercises are regarded as first line treatment in osteopenia and mild cases of osteoporosis.  In recent years, studies have shown the benefit of Vitamin D… Read More

Sports Medicine Specialists

What is a Sports Medicine Specialist?

Oct 30, 2014

A Sports Medicine Specialist is a physician with significant specialized training in both the treatment and prevention of illness and injury. The Sports Medicine Specialist helps patients maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work, or school. He or she is a physician who: • Is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Family… Read More

Wrist Pain Diagram

Back to the Basics: Osteoarthritis

Oct 22, 2014

Many people are all too familiar with the aches and pains of arthritis, but what exactly is arthritis? One common misconception is that arthritis is the result of something that grows in or on a joint over time. If that were the case, curing arthritis would be as simple as removing the unwanted “growth”.  Unfortunately… Read More

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Overuse In Sports

Oct 6, 2014

Youth sports are booming here in Nashville. More and more children are becoming involved in travel and year round athletics. There also seems to be an evolving trend of young athletes specializing in a particular sport at a much earlier age. With the growing childhood obesity epidemic in America, I believe encouraging physical activity in… Read More

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What’s the Deal with Stem Cells?

Oct 1, 2014

Stem cell therapy is becoming a hot topic in sports medicine.  Professional athletes have been getting this type of treatment for the past several years.  As these treatments have been discussed in the news media, my patients have started to ask, “Could this be right for me?”  The answer is challenging because this treatment is… Read More

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Getting to the Core of ACL Rehabilitation in Women

Sep 22, 2014

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tears have become a common injury among today’s athletes at any level (high school, collegiate, and professional), but is 4-6 times greater in females.  During ACL rehab, it is very pertinent to address common risk factors that lead to ACL tears in females. Those risk factors include ligament dominance, quadriceps dominance,… Read More

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