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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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Maximizing The Squat Exercise

On this episode, we talk with Dustin Jesberger, PT, DPT from RUSH Physical Therapy to discuss maximizing and utilizing the squat exercise. 
January 11, 2022
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The NBA COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole breaks down the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols and how the league is working to contain the spread of the virus.
December 10, 2021
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Ep. 34: Can Alzheimer's Disease Be Prevented?

In this episode, we are joined by Karen Malkin, NBC-HWC, to talk about strategies to support brain health. Karen is a board-certified health coach and the owner of Karen Malkin Health Counseling. 
November 22, 2021
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The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Dr. Brian Cole discusses the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and the vaccine statistics both in the United States and worldwide. 
November 9, 2021
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Ask The Doctor: How Does Nutrition Help Joint Recovery?

In this Ask The Doctor episode, Dr. Brian Cole highlights the importance of nutrition in joint recovery.
November 4, 2021
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Ep. 32: Understanding The New Aspirin Recommendations

In today's episode, Dr. Brian Cole takes a look at how aspirin has been used over the years — and where the medical advice stands today.
October 26, 2021
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Ep. 31: Using Data to Analyze Sports Injuries with Christina Mack, PhD, MSPH, FISPE

We are joined by Dr. Christina Mack, Vice President, Epidemiology and Clinical Evidence at IQVIA, a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. IQVIA creates intelligent connections across all aspects of healthcare through its analytics, transformative technology, big data resources, and extensive domain expertise. IQVIA Connected Intelligence™ delivers powerful insights with speed and agility — enabling customers to accelerate the clinical development and commercialization of innovative medical treatments that improve healthcare outcomes for patients. With approximately 70,000 employees, IQVIA conducts operations in more than 100 countries.
October 19, 2021
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Ask The Doctor: What Is Shoulder Instability and How Is It Treated?

Dr. Brian Cole provides an overview of shoulder instability and the various treatments used to restore stability in the shoulder.
October 18, 2021
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Ep 30: What It Takes To Run a 100-Mile Race with Guest Zach Bitter

In this episode, we are joined by Zach Bitter, an American ultramarathon runner. He held world records for the 100-mile run and the 12-hour run. Bitter claimed both records with his performance during the Six Days in the Dome event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 24, 2019.
October 13, 2021
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Ep. 29: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): How Much Is Too Much?

Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul discuss the positive and negative impacts of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
October 3, 2021
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Ep. 28: Will Activities Like Running Make Your Arthritis Worse?

In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul talk about osteoarthritis, the loss of cartilage that covers our bones, including whether activities such as running can worsen a person's osteoarthritis.
September 27, 2021
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Ep. 27: What Is The Best Alcohol To Drink?

In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul dive into which alcohol is the healthiest to drink and how alcohol impacts sleep, which is a critical time for muscle repair.
September 20, 2021
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Ep. 26: Treating Rotator Cuff Tears With Dr. Nik Verma

In this episode, we discuss the treatment of rotator cuff tears with sports medicine and shoulder surgeon Dr. Nik Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Dr. Verma is the lead investigator in a clinical study focused on the first balloon implant for arthroscopic treatment of massive irreparable rotator cuff tears (MIRCTs).
September 13, 2021
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Ep. 25: Avoiding Injury While Endurance Training with Erin Short, PT, DPT

In this episode, we are joined by Erin Short, PT, DPT, from RUSH Physical Therapy to talk about how to avoid an injury while endurance training. We also discuss the role of physical therapy in helping patients both before and after an injury.
September 2, 2021
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Ep. 24 Maximizing Recovery with Patrick Pauley M.S., ATC, PES, FRCms

In this episode, we talk with Patrick Pauley, an athletic trainer specializing in fitness, injury prevention, and sports performance, about how to use a system approach at the time of injury to maximize recovery.
August 20, 2021
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Ep. 23: Taking Care of Performing Arts Athletes with Dustin Jesberger, PT, DPT

In this episode, we are joined by Dustin Jesberger, PT, DPT from RUSH Physical Therapy who shares insight into common injuries in the performing arts industry. Dustin explains the types of injuries seen in the performing arts space and his role in helping keep these performers as healthy as possible.
August 10, 2021
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Ep. 22: How Sleep Improves Recovery & What You Can Do To Sleep Better

In this episode, Dr. Brian Cole discusses the importance of sleep and how it impacts stress, muscle recovery, memory, immune system, mood, and much more. Dr. Cole also shares his tips for how to sleep better at night.
August 9, 2021
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Ep. 21: Maximizing Performance After Injury with Eric Ridings, B.S., LMT

Eric Ridings, B.S., LMT, joins the podcast to talk about recovering from various degrees of injury and how he helps his clients develop a return to optimal performance in their sport.
August 2, 2021
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Ask The Doctor: ACL Tears — Your Treatment Options

Dr. Brian Cole explains tears to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), which impacts around 500,000 people each year. Learn about the anatomy of the ACL and the treatment options available for ACL tears.
July 19, 2021
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Ask The Doctor: Meniscus Tear without Osteoarthritis – Management and Treatment Options

Dr. Brian Cole highlights the management and treatment of meniscus tears without osteoarthritis.
July 12, 2021
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About 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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