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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

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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 of Females

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

College Football

A Guide to “Heads Up Tackling”

Sep 15, 2014

Keep Your Head UP and Stay IN the Game:  A Guide to “Heads Up Tackling” Fall season is upon us and most are welcoming the cooler weather and of course, football.  In the past several years increased awareness to the potential injuries of football have been highlighted and brought to the public eye like never… Read More

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Volleyball Players Protect Your Wings

Sep 4, 2014

As a proud parent of young daughters pursuing the sport of volleyball, it gives me great pleasure to discuss the complexities of the shoulder joint and how any overhead sport athlete can run into trouble. We have recently entered the exciting and competitive world of Club Volleyball, which places demands on the shoulder that many… Read More


Fitness and the Spine

Apr 30, 2014

Injuries to the spine during intense works outs are common and these injuries seem to be increasing in frequency in our practice at Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Luckily, the majority of spinal injuries can be treated without surgery and athletes can use their injury as an opportunity for education. Many of the currently… Read More

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