Knowledge Base

  • Win a Rock and Roll Arizona Free VIP Entry

  • Published on Jan 09 2017

    Want to win a free VIP Race Entry into this Sunday's Rock and Roll Marathon/Half Marathon?  

    To Win, the first 4 runners to show up at Scottsdale Sports Medicine this week, Like our page and Check in on Facebook will win an entry!!!

    Dr Carfagno of Scottsdale Sport Medicine is the... Read More


  • Published on Dec 20 2016

    Group Wellness at SSMI

    Focus Groups

    Scottsdale Sports Medicine offers individualized focus groups on Friday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  During the group meetings, we... Read More

  • Short On Time For Exercise? Try This Kettlebell Circuit!

  • Published on Dec 15 2016

    With the holiday season in full swing, it can be hard to make time to exercise.  With busy work, family and personal schedules, exercise falls low on our list of priorities.  DON'T LET THIS BE AN EXCUSE!  Short bouts of high intensity exercise can be just as if not more effective at maintaining... Read More

  • New Soft Tissue Therapy Coming To SSMI!

  • Published on Nov 30 2016

    At SSMI we pride ourselves with providing patients with the highest quality treament that ensures safety and effectiveness.  We are excited to announce the addition of Extracorporeal Softwave Therapy (ESWT) as a part of our practice.  

    So what is ESWT? ... Read More

  • Athletes: Can You Benefit From Training in Flagstaff?

  • Published on Nov 21 2016

    Does it help athletes to train in Flagstaff at a high-altitude?  The answer to this question is yes, but only if the training is done correctly.

    Athletic performance at low-altitudes can be greatly improved when one attains the physiological effects from adjusting to training at high-... Read More

  • Beat The Bulk With These Thanksgiving Tips!

  • Published on Nov 21 2016


    With Thanksgiving here to kick off the holiday season, we wanted to give some ideas how to enjoy the holidays without over indulging.  Food is a strong part of the holiday culture that brings us together to celebrate. It wouldn’t be realistic to say that you should avoid temptation at... Read More

  • Tips on Injury Prevention and Walking your Dog

  • Published on Nov 17 2016

    At SSMI we love dogs as much as we love keeping you healthy and injury free!  Here's a short video with some of Dr. Carfagno's top tips to prevent injury while walking your dog.

    As a sports medicine clinic, we see the effects of repetitive stress placed on the musculoskeletal system.  ... Read More

  • What is your fluid and salt intake?

  • Published on Nov 16 2016

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Vegas was this past weekend, and with thousands of athletes taking part in the 10k and half marathon, dehydration was a common problem seen by Dr Carfagno and his medical team. As all athletes know, maintaining the balance between fluid hydration and salt intake is... Read More

  • I’m sick. Can’t I just take an antibiotic?

  • Published on Nov 09 2016

    The holiday season has just begun, with tasty foods, festive music and cooler temperatures, welcome to peak cold and flu season! So, how do you know if you have a cold or the flu? And once you are sick, why can’t you just take an antibiotic to get better?

    A common cold or the flu... Read More