• Welcome Dr Jones to Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute!

    We are happy to announce that a new doctor has just recently joined us here in our office.  He looks forward to meeting each of you when you stop by and is available now to see patients!Dr. Jones grew up in the area of Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University... Read more
  • Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

    Endurance athletes are always looking to improve their performance, and there is a lot of research that supports cardiovascular training adaptations with regards to fitness and health.  A common exercise myth is the idea that strength training would impede an endurance athlete’s ability... Read more
  • Can Probiotics Improve Athletic Performance?

    More than 100 trillion different microbes live in your gut. Gut microbiota (GM) is found mostly in the colon and consists of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. It is known that GM break down fiber, produces vitamin K, and aids in pathogen recognition. However, gut microbiota’s influence... Read more
  • Resistance Training 201: Periodization for Long Term Progress

    Planning exercise and physical activity is an important skill to understand for athletes, coaches, and health care professionals alike.  Having a well-rounded program provides the athlete with “what to do,” but the program design can often answer the “why to do,” help... Read more
  • Are You on the Edge of Over Training?

    High intensity levels or large training volumes are often required for athletes to achieve gains in performance. However, training at high intensity increases the risk for injury and fatigue due to overtraining.  Proper training requires a balance between overload and recovery. Inadequate rest... Read more
  • Is it Okay to Foam Roll the IT Band?

    Iliotibial band (ITB) foam rolling has become a controversial topic that has garnered much debate recently. The short answer, yes you can roll the IT band!  However, there are a few key points to make your foam rolling more effective.  Understanding the basic anatomy and function of the... Read more
  • If You Are Headed to Higher Altitudes to Avoid the Heat, You Should Know About High Altitude Illness

    Many years ago, while en route to Everest Base Camp, a fellow hiker began to experience headache, nausea, and lightheadedness. By the time he reached Lobuche (elevation 16,110’) he was having difficulty breathing. Fortunately, other members of the group recognized the symptoms of... Read more

Welcome to Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute!

PRO TREATMENT FOR EVERY ATHLETE.

Comprehensive Medical Care for the Athlete.  From the elite physiology of a Professional athlete to the weekend warrior, Dr Carfagno, the Athlete's Internist, 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 Sports Medicine.  

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, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary testing, and orthopedic care, and metabolic programs to help you achieve and surpass your fitness goals.

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