Knowledge Base

  • Resistance Training 101: How lifting weights can improve your health

  • Published on Feb 10 2017

    American society has been accustomed to trust Doctors and allied health care professionals to prescribe medication and treatment plans.  Common connotation might suggest that pills and surgery are the first thingthat pops into our minds when talking about western medicine.  While these... Read More

  • SMR 101: A Beginners Guide to Foam Rolling

  • Published on Feb 06 2017

    Feeling tight? Unwind With These Self Myofascial Release Tips...

    Foam rolling, massage sticks, and many other tools have gained a lot of admiration in fitness and wellness circles for their ability to help relieve muscle soreness and improve flexibility.  There are a lot of tools out... Read More

  • New Video: Overview of Metabolic Testing at SSMI

  • Published on Jan 30 2017

    Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute takes great pride in the on-site metabolic lab Dr. Carfagno has created.  If you have followed any of our social media or have visited our office you have probably been exposed to some of the metabolic testing we offer at our office.

    ... Read More

  • 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