Dr. Cole provides the latest information on sports medicine, injury prevention and treatment, fitness, and nutrition. In partnership with Sports Medicine Weekly, Dr. Cole’s blog is dedicated to helping the weekend warriors, the elite athletes, coaches, trainers, therapists and parents of youth athletes with the latest health information by renowned experts in their field.
Published on: 26-Jan-2020
Rehabilitation after knee replacement is an essential part of the recovery process. But what’s the best way to prepare patients before the procedure? Researchers at
Published on: 25-Jan-2020
The iliotibial band (ITB) is a broad and thick tissue that runs along the outside of the thigh. It is a passive stabilizer of the
The post IT Band Pain: Conditions, Causes, Prevention and Treatment appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 24-Jan-2020
Michelle’s Story: After several years of hip pain, long-time Naperville resident Michelle Reid, 62, eventually found that working out, taking long walks in the woods,
Published on: 23-Jan-2020
The cooler temperatures and limited daylight hours that come with winter can make it difficult to fit exercise into your schedule. If you are anything
Published on: 22-Jan-2020
Overview The tough, flexible bands of fibrous tissue throughout the body that attach muscles to bones are tendons. In sports, they can easily become irritated
Published on: 21-Jan-2020
What is shoulder impingement? Shoulder impingement is a common cause of shoulder pain. It’s also known as impingement syndrome or swimmer’s shoulder, since it’s common
Published on: 20-Jan-2020
Scientists who have reviewed existing evidence on intermittent fasting—where large gaps are left between periods of eating—could have a range of health benefits. Mark Mattson, a
The post INTERMITTENT FASTING APPEARS TO HAVE MANY HEALTH BENEFITS, SCIENTISTS CLAIM appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 19-Jan-2020
In any athlete’s pursuit of high performance, most will make claims such as, “I need to get quicker!” or “I need a heavier forehand!” With such declarations,
Published on: 18-Jan-2020
The running analysis program offered at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy is designed to cater to anyone who wants to improve their running performance. This doesn’t
Published on: 17-Jan-2020
If you find yourself waking up exhausted most mornings, your body may be trying to tell you something. These power-packed foods — from bee pollen
Published on: 16-Jan-2020
Video Presented by JRF Ortho: Articular cartilage is a firm rubbery tissue that covers the ends of bones. It provides a smooth gliding surface for
The post Understanding Allograft Cartilage Transplant Procedure appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 15-Jan-2020
They may play the sport in a skirt, but that doesn’t diminish the intensity and toughness required to make it on the field. Although field
Published on: 14-Jan-2020
Exercise provides important and varied benefits for individuals with cardiometabolic disorders regardless of experience level, and certain exercise types may yield better outcomes for those
The post Exercise and cardiometabolic health: ‘Never too late to start exercising’ appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 13-Jan-2020
A competitive lacrosse player since the age of 12, Naperville resident Kalie Miller, 20, enjoyed a successful and healthy lacrosse career at Naperville Central High
Published on: 07-Jan-2020
Physical activity has been shown to improve health and wellbeing, specifically by reducing the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Published on: 03-Jan-2020
This is the year you finally complete your New Year’s resolution, from saving money to reading a book a month to reducing your stress levels. Whatever
The post 7 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 31-Dec-2019
10 medically proven benefits of running. From improved mental health to weight loss to better sleep quality, we explain why everyone should be a runner.
The post Running And Your Body – A Deep Dive: How Running Helps You Live Better and Longer appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 30-Dec-2019
Video Presented by JRF Ortho: The anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) is one of four ligaments that are crucial to the stability of your knee. It is
Published on: 29-Dec-2019
Mindful eating for diabetes self-management: Balanced eating and consistent intake of carbohydrates is a challenging message to communicate to clients during a brief office visit.
The post Replace diet discussions with focus on mindful eating appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 28-Dec-2019
A staggering 250,000 ACL injuries happen every year in the United States. Athletes often suffer from knee injuries as a result of jumping and pivoting
Published on: 26-Dec-2019
In recognition of a growing number of adults over 40 who maintain an active, athletic lifestyle, Optimum Nutrition (“ON”) has introduced the GOLD STANDARD FIT
Published on: 23-Dec-2019
It’s that time of year again. Final holiday preparations are coupled with annual reflections and goal setting for the new year. For many, those goals
The post New Fitness Trends to Help You Achieve 2020 Health Goals appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 20-Dec-2019
Exercise is as good for your brain as it is for your body, and researchers are just beginning to discover why Human beings evolved to
Published on: 19-Dec-2019
Gasping that brisk winter air as your snowboard seamlessly rips through that freshly-packed powder at supersonic speeds sounds fun, right? Few would argue, but a
The post Hitting the Slopes? Consider these Expert Recommended Safety Tips appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 18-Dec-2019
For Megan B., the best parts of her life have been climbing and hiking in open spaces where she is free to connect with nature
The post Back Pain Resolved: Avid Climber Ready To Reach New Heights appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 16-Dec-2019
Basketball is a very popular sport among youth athletes. As with many other sports, there are common injuries associated with this sport that is predicated
The post 5 Tips for Minimizing the Risk of Basketball Injuries appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 15-Dec-2019
Alcohol makes it a lot easier to deal with your relatives, but at what cost? Alcohol can, at times, protect the heart. Studies about the benefits
The post Holiday Heart Syndrome: Christmas, and New Years Drinks Throw You Off Beat appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 14-Dec-2019
It doesn’t take a PhD to figure out that sleep is essential. Anyone who’s struggled to get through the next day after a late night
The post New Study: Sleep Is Literally a Deep Clean for Your Brain appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 13-Dec-2019
Early sport specialization (year-round training in a specific sport with the exclusion of other sports) has been gaining popularity with the perceived value of college
Published on: 09-Dec-2019
If your pain won’t go away, it’s time to see a doctor: Shoulder pain, stiffness or weakness can make it difficult to carry out everyday tasks,
The post Shoulder Pain: 3 Most Common Causes and How to Fix It appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 07-Dec-2019
Recent research has suggested that metabolic disorders, like obesity and type 2 diabetes, can contribute to brain aging (neuronal senescence), which is often linked to
The post Effects of a High-Fat, High-Fructose Diet and Exercise on Brain Aging appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 06-Dec-2019
Pregnancy is such a wonderful, exciting and scary time of life. I am so glad it takes about nine months; it gave me time to
The post Early Movers: Can an Active Pregnancy Influence Baby’s Neuromuscular Development? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 05-Dec-2019
Shoulder exercises can be useful in the treatment of many of the common causes of shoulder pain. These exercises are also part of the usual rehabilitation
Published on: 04-Dec-2019
It’s very likely that in the past few months, you’ve seen headlines cautioning spin-lovers and workout warriors and about the “terrifying,” “horrifying,” or “life-threatening” disease you’re
Published on: 03-Dec-2019
Understanding this fastest growing joint replacement When advanced osteoarthritis in the shoulder results in pain and loss of function, and nonsurgical treatments no longer help, joint replacement
Published on: 28-Nov-2019
In Gratitude: Patients are at the heart of Dr. Brian Cole’s research. Philanthropy provides Dr. Cole with resources to catalyze research projects and infuse his
The post About the LiveActive Fund for Orthopedic Research and Education appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 27-Nov-2019
SCAM OR NOT: The best diet is the one where you are healthy, hydrated and living your best life. If you want to fast though,
Published on: 26-Nov-2019
Thankful Moments Make Us Healthier! Please accept our gratitude during this season of Thanksgiving! We appreciate every one of our clients and customers and want to
Published on: 25-Nov-2019
The Athletic Training program at Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy can be customized for all ages and athletic levels including youth, high school, college, weekend warriors,
Published on: 24-Nov-2019
The tough thing about really intense workouts is your body’s propensity for extreme discomfort and soreness post-workout. Does this mean you shouldn’t workout hard? Definitely
Published on: 23-Nov-2019
Stingers are common in tackle football. The player will feel a burning or stinging sensation from the shoulder to the hand; The player can return
Published on: 22-Nov-2019
What are the Different Types of Fat? Visceral fat: This is the deeper abdominal fat that pads the organs in our abdominal area and is
Published on: 21-Nov-2019
Physical therapists are trained to care for and develop plans to assist in the recovery of both acute and chronic conditions. Helping patients achieve their
Published on: 20-Nov-2019
For Rod Engel, running had always been a big part of his life. Two years ago, when an unexpected injury occurred, he thought that his
Published on: 19-Nov-2019
The synchronized brain waves of non-REM sleep may play a key role in preventing toxins from accumulating in a person’s brain. Laura Lewis and her
The post Scientists Now Know How Sleep Cleans Toxins From the Brain appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 17-Nov-2019
Fitbits and other wearable fitness monitors often provide values for VO2max (“cardio fitness score” in the Fitbit app), a measure of how well the body transports
The post Can Your Wearable Device Really Tell How Fit You Are? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 16-Nov-2019
Sport participation is a key contributor to the physical and mental well-being of youth. However, increasing rates of concussion, along with concerns about the effect
Published on: 15-Nov-2019
There has been a lot of media attention the past few years equating sitting to being as bad for your health as smoking. The public
Published on: 13-Nov-2019
Time off from training whether for planned or unplanned reasons is inevitable; For recreational athletes who train consistently, time off from two to three weeks
The post How Many Workouts Can You Miss And Still Stay Fit? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 13-Nov-2019
If there is a holy grail of weight loss, it would be a program that allows someone to shed fat rapidly while hanging on to
The post A Diet and Exercise Plan to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 12-Nov-2019
TAYLOR NEWMAN’S STORY I came to Dr. Cole in desperate need of pain relief and better mobility of my knee due to a sports injury
The post Recovering well after a double cartilage transplant of my knee appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 11-Nov-2019
Soft tissue injuries have been known to occur when muscles are very tense and contracted. They can also happen as a result of a sprained
Published on: 10-Nov-2019
Annual global survey, new regional comparison report predict what you’ll see in fitness next year Do you use your smartwatch or fitness tracker to monitor
Published on: 27-Oct-2019
Exercise is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy, functional body, but there is also a time and place for letting ourselves rest. I’m a
The post 5 times when you should skip your workout and take a rest day appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 19-Oct-2019
The Kansas City Chiefs got some relatively good news on Friday. MRI results confirmed that Patrick Mahomes indeed has a dislocated right kneecap, but there is not
The post Patrick Mahomes Reportedly Plans to Return This Season After Dislocating Kneecap appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 16-Oct-2019
Sport-related concussions are a concern for athletes of all ages, but especially for youth and adolescents. Athletes in middle and high school have been shown
The post Sport-Related Concussions: Risks, Prevention and Treatment appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 15-Oct-2019
Hip pain can present in many ways. In some cases, patient can describe hip pain after a strenuous work out. In other cases, some patient
Published on: 14-Oct-2019
Although it’s one of the biggest and most important joints in the human body, the hip joint is sometimes overlooked when evaluating, treating and diagnosing
Published on: 13-Oct-2019
Evidence shows that physical activity reduces the risk of fall-related injuries in older people by 32-40%, yet only 27% of older adults are achieving the
The post Physical Activity and Function in Older Age: It’s Never too Late to Start! appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 12-Oct-2019
A rotator cuff tear is a common injury to the shoulder joint. In fact, there comes a time in most people’s life (if they live
The post When Does a Rotator Cuff Tear Really Require Surgery? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 06-Oct-2019
Elbow arthritis is relatively uncommon compared to arthritis of other joints in the body including the hands, hips, and knees. That said, some people suffer from
Published on: 05-Oct-2019
Everything you need to know about rotator cuff tendinitis and tears: Rotator cuff pain is most commonly caused by an inflamed tendon (tendinitis) or torn
Published on: 01-Oct-2019
Although 3 types of tendon grafts provide good long-term outcomes in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, use of a patellar tendon graft may
The post 5-Year Follow-Up Study Evaluates Tendon Choice for ACL Reconstruction appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 27-Sep-2019
More than 10 million visits to the doctor’s office occurred in 2010 alone due to knee pain and injury. Most of these visits were due
Published on: 26-Sep-2019
A tear to the medial collateral ligament in the knee can cause pain, swelling, and a lack of stability in the knee. Treatment is usually
Published on: 25-Sep-2019
Gymnasts and cheerleaders are two types of athletes whose sports require tumbling. Tumbling can range from cartwheels to more complex flips and twists. Regardless of
Published on: 24-Sep-2019
The controversy is electric. Clinics are opening across the country promising they can regenerate cartilage lost by arthritis by injecting products such as hyaluronic acid
The post Can New Techniques Really Replace Cartilage Lost to Arthritis? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 23-Sep-2019
It’s no secret that sports and other recreational activities can lead to injuries. Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy’s sports injury screenings are custom-designed for schools, affiliated
Published on: 21-Sep-2019
The modern Western world has embraced the ancient Indian practice of yoga in the quest for improved physical health and mental well-being. A growing number
The post Yoga or Physical Therapy: Is Yoga a Competitor to PT? appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 20-Sep-2019
Recently published scientific reviews show that ACL injury prevention programs are very effective, reducing ACL noncontact tear rates by more than 50% and at the
The post Two Great Reasons To Do ACL Injury Prevention Warm-ups appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 19-Sep-2019
Continual, repetitive stress faced by endurance athletes makes injury almost inevitable. The key to disrupting this cycle and preventing injury is to develop a protective
The post Endurance Athletes: How You Can Avoid Injury as You Hit Peak Training appeared first on Sports Medicine Weekly.
Published on: 18-Sep-2019
Injury risk is a reality of any sport, and tennis is no different. More than 41 percent of elite tennis players lose time from play
Published on: 17-Sep-2019
Upgrade Your Life: With the Master Your Metabolism 14 Day Transformation, you’ll ignite your internal fat-burning machine. In a mere two weeks, you’ll notice you
Published on: 16-Sep-2019
Meniscal transplant surgery is a type of surgery that replaces your missing or damaged meniscus with a meniscus from a cadaver donor. The surgery usually
Published on: 14-Sep-2019
There are many reasons that it can be a drag on your regular routine to try to make it to the gym. Gym memberships are