Knowledge Base


  • Published on Oct 12 2017

    This is not a TRICK!  We have a real TREAT for you!  Come in to Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute before HALLOWEEN to receive 20% off all Metabolic Testing to include a VO2 Max Exercise Test an... Read More

  • Hamstring Flexibility Part 2: Passive Stretching

  • Published on Oct 09 2017

    Part 1 of our hamstring flexibility series looked at how to assess for hamstring flexibility using the active straight leg raise.  This week, we will focus on passive stretching to increase hamstring flexibility.  Flexibility can be thought of as the useable range of motion for a given joint and... Read More

  • Hamstring Flexibility Part 1: Active Straight Leg Test

  • Published on Oct 04 2017

    Do you have tight hamstrings? The active straight leg test is a simple test you can use to test for hamstring flexibility.  All you need for this test is a partner and a PVC pipe or dowel to check the position of the leg.  You can follow these easy steps below and watch our video for a... Read More

  • Exercise Progression for the Rotational Core

  • Published on Sep 26 2017

    Any fitness enthusiast would agree that the trunk muscles are important for posture and performance.  However, there is a large discrepancy on what exercises work the best for training the core.  Functional analysis of the core starts with stabilization.  This explains why posture is such an... Read More

  • Testosterone Replacement for the Aging Athlete

  • Published on Sep 18 2017

    Testosterone (T) is a naturally occurring hormone that is responsible in part for gaining muscle mass and strength, increasing endurance and faster recovery from intense exercise, reducing body fat, promoting healthy bone density, and many other mental and sexual benefits. The psychological... Read More

  • New Video: SSMI Ankle Mobility Tips

  • Published on Sep 13 2017

    Ankle mobility is often an overlooked component of human movement that has a tremendous ability to help or hinder performance.  Most notably, good ankle mobility can help keep good form and posture during squats... Read More

  • I have a meniscus tear... Do I need surgery?

  • Published on Sep 10 2017

    What is a Meniscus?

    A meniscus is a crescent shaped disk that’s found in the knee. It functions as a shock absorber or cushion between the femur (thighbone) and the tibia (shinbone). It helps with knee stability, lubrication, proprioception, and congruity. Each knee has 2 menisci—one on... Read More

  • DEXA Body Composition Frequently Asked Questions

  • Published on Sep 07 2017


    1. As a physician, what does the body composition analysis by DEXA tell you that the BMI and your own eyes do not?

    BMI is the minimum measurement for evaluating the overweight and obese patient, ultimately a reflection of body weight. Body weight is not nearly as... Read More