Knowledge Base

  • 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


  • Squat Series: Kettlebell Goblet Squat

  • Published on Nov 03 2016

    Squats are one of the best movements in any resistance training program because they target a powerhouse combination of muscles.  The prime movers are the glutes, quadriceps, and calves as they act on the hip, knees and ankles.  In strength and conditioning circles this is... Read More


  • Keeping Your Heart Healthy With Exercise

  • Published on Oct 31 2016

    Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) isn’t just an important indicator for endurance athletes, it is also a biomarker for cardiovascular risk factors.  Individuals with low fitness levels are more likely to have a higher waist circumference, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and pre-diabetes.  It should be... Read More


  • DEXA Body Composition: The Gold Standard

  • Published on Oct 27 2016

    The DEXA is most commonly used for bone density scans, but it is also able to provide the most accurate measurement for body fat percentage! Using a low dosage of X-ray, we are able to determine exactly how much fat, muscle and bone mass you are composed of.  This 3 component model of body... Read More


  • My doctor says I have a bulging disc in my back, what can I do?

  • Published on Oct 24 2016

    Back pain is one of the most common types of pain that people chronically experience and one of the most common reasons someone comes into Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute. As frustrating as the pain is, people often get more frustrated with wide range of terms used to describe spinal disc... Read More


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