• TO EKG OR NOT EKG, NCAA College Athletes at Pre Season Physicals....

    Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) occurs in 1 of every 53,000 college athletes each year, and for Division 1 Male College Basketball players, the incidence is 1 for every 5200 athletes annually (Harmon KG. Circulation, 2015).  A study in Great Britain found athletes who died of SCD, 35% had... Read more
  • Annual Athlete Physicals for USA Boxing Required as of June 1, 2016

     If you or your athlete needs a USA Boxing Physical, Dr Carfagno, who is Ringside Certified and has many years with USA Boxing, can perform your PreParticipation Boxing Physical.  Please call the office to schedule today.480-664-4615 From USA Boxing:We fully realize the requirement... Read more
  • Running BioMechanics Part I

    Often many athletes and recreational folks present with chronic orthopedic injuries to the clinic.  Many of these I like to evaluate with Gait Analysis to see their whole body in motion as it complements the evaluation process that may lead to contribute to the diagnosis.  It certainly... Read more
  • When Should You Worry About Overtraining?

    Training is something that every athlete is concerned about. Getting in enough workouts and ensuring peak performance. Athletes worry about ensuring they get enough cardio and enough strength training, but when does enough become too much. Over-Training Syndrome (OTS) is a constellation of problems... Read more
  • Cryotherapy: Separating the Myth from what Matters

    Whole body cryotherapy (WBC)  is one of the hot new trends among today's health conscious individuals. While originally developed to help with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, WBC has increasingly been utilized by professional athletes and other high level... Read more
  • Iron Deficiency in Athletes: A Common Problem

    When training for a marathon, what things do you worry about? Carb loading? Electrolyte balances? Proper hydration? These are all good things to be thinking about, but there is definitely more. Iron balance is a frequently overlooked, yet essential part of athletics. One study showed that as many... Read more
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Athletics

    Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) is a life-altering disease. With T1DM, our approach to many activities has to be different than people who do not struggle with this disease. This is definitely true of exercise. For most of us, going for a run simply means putting on gym clothes and our pair of... Read more

Welcome to Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute!


Comprehensive Medical Care for the Athlete.  From the elite physiology of a Professional athlete to the severe medically ill, Dr Carfagno manages the spectrum of your health.  Created in a unique setting of Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine, along with a Metabolic  Physiological Lab, SSMI Redefines Primary Care.  

At Scottsdale Sports Medicine, it doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or a dedicated amateur--we believe every athlete deserves top of the line care. Dr. David Carfagno and his team are ready to help you take your health and fitness to the next level with a state of the art facility, cutting edge treatments and trusted techniques. We offer comprehensive care for the complete athlete, sports injury treatments including impact testing and orthopedic care, and metabolic programs to help you achieve and surpass your fitness goals.

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