• Free Rock & Roll Half/Full Marathon VIP Wristband for the First Athlete to Purchase a DXA Body Comp!

    Christmas special from SSMI: the first athlete to call and schedule a DEXA body composition will receive a free VIP pass for the Rock and Roll marathon that includes free race admission to the half or full marathon, and access to all of the VIP sections at the expo and on race day.  In order... Read more
  • Dr Carfagno's interview on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060

    Listen in to Dr Carfagno's interview on NBC Sports Radio AM 1060, Dorf on Sports with  3 time super bowl champion Dale Hellestrea, Brad Hanna and Andy Dorf. Read more
  • Managing a Medical Emergency at 35,000 feet

    I posted a few days ago about my experience on the way back from Kauai.  I had received a bottle of wine from American Airlines but I’m so proud of this experience I wanted to tell the story.  More so, in that I received a very nice thank you email.  It’s an email like... Read more
  • Hip Flexor Series Part 2: Passive Stretching

    In part two of our hip flexor series, we will discuss some stretching techniques to help lengthen tight hip flexors.  A quick review of hip flexor anatomy will help understand how to make stretching more effective.  The three main muscles responsible for hip flexion are the iliacus, psoas... Read more
  • Hip Flexor Series Part 1: Assessing for Tightness

    The hip flexors are a group of muscles that act to flex the femur at the hip joint.  The primary movers are the rectus femoris and iliopsoas.  The pectineus, sartorious and hip adductors also assist in the action of hip flexion.  An easy way to visualize this action is bringing the... Read more
  • SSMI Now Offering Stretch Therapy!

    Are you always feeling tight, noticing limited range of motion, and looking to improve your flexibility? Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute is proud to announce that we have added stretch therapy as part of our services.  Stretch therapy sessions can be booked for 15 or 30 minute sessions to... Read more
  • Hamstring Flexibility Part 3: Eccentric Exercises

    Part 1 and 2 of our hamstring series focused on assessing flexibility and passive stretches for the hamstring.  Part 3 of this series will focus on some strength exercises with an eccentric emphasis that will improve hamstring mobility.  The eccentric phase of a movement involves a muscle... Read more

Welcome to Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute!


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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