• 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
  • One Test used in the Return to Play from a Concussion

    One of the biggest concerns with sports participation is concussions. Nobody wants to get a concussion, and a coach definitely doesn’t want to send a person back to playing before they are completely rehabilitated from one. The question for our day is how do we take something like a... Read more
  • Man, I'm Starving


    Lecturing at the AOASM, American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine's National Meeting on Medical Coverage of Mass Sporting Events.  Tempe, AZ. 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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