Knowledge Base

  • 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


  • Your back of the knee pain might be a Baker’s cyst

  • Published on Oct 24 2016

    Back of the knee pain can be caused by a range of conditions. An acute injury or slow chronic onset can help determine the cause and treatment of the pain. One of the most common causes of back of the knee pain is due to inflammation of the popliteal bursa. When this occurs, the condition is... Read More


  • Now Offering Exercise Consults!

  • Published on Oct 24 2016

    SSMI is proud to announce we are now offering exercise consults with our exercise physiologist on staff!!  This is a 30 minute appointment aimed at prescribing an individualized exercise program based on your current fitness level, goals and... Read More


  • Whatever your Arena is, give it your all...

  • Published on Oct 11 2016

    Dr Carfagno's mantra in his medical practice is literally being in the Arena, arena of life.  Since fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, he stumbled upon the Arena Quote by Teddy Roosevelt which exemplifies living life to the fullest without hesitation and giving it your all, whether you win or lose... Read More


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