Sports Medicine Weekly with Dr. Brian Cole

Sports Medicine Weekly with Dr. Brian Cole

The Sports Enthusiast's Official Resource for Fitness, Nutrition, Injury Prevention and Treatment

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The Impact of Playing School Sports with Guest Mickey Pruitt

Former NFL linebacker and current Director of Sports for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) joins Dr. Brian Cole to discuss the importance that school sports have on young students. Pruitt oversees 23 sports, with tens of thousands of CPS athletes; guiding the very program that enriched his life as a teenager in Chicago. Pruitt was an all-state halfback and safety at Robeson High School in Englewood, Ill.
July 11, 2022

Percussive Massage Devices: Muscle Relief in the Palm of Your Hand

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.
June 27, 2022

A Conversation with Six-Time X Games Medalist Grete Eliassen

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.
June 6, 2022

How A Collegiate Athlete Is Making Her Comeback from Knee Cartilage Damage

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.
May 24, 2022

The Benefits of Cross-Training

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.
May 17, 2022

Five Evidence-Based Strategies For Losing Weight

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.
April 29, 2022

Sports Medicine Weekly With Dr. Brian Cole

Dr. Brian Cole, an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon, shares his clinical expertise to empower athletes and weekend warriors with knowledge on how to treat and prevent sports injuries and improve fitness. Tune in to his Sports Medicine Weekly podcast to get your weekly dose of health and wellness.

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Dr. Brian Cole, MD, MBA

Dr. Brian Cole, MD, MBA

Dr. Cole is a nationally acclaimed orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine for the knee, shoulder and elbow at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. He received an MD and MBA from the University of Chicago, completed his orthopedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell Medical Center, and a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Currently, Dr. Cole serves as team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Dogs and co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

Recognized as one of the best doctors in America, and top doctors in Chicago, Orthopedics This Week has named Dr. Cole as one of the top 20 sports medicine, knee and shoulder specialists repeatedly over the last 5 years as selected by his peers. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Cole has hosted the radio talk-show Sports Medicine Weekly on ESPN and 670TheScore – Chicago Sports Radio and is now the official host of his Sports Medicine Weekly podcast.

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