Knowledge Base

  • Break It Up! Using Unilateral Exercises To Improve Balance

  • Published on Mar 07 2017

    Last week in our Resistance Training 102 article we mentioned different types of equipment and how they can improve strength, balance, coordination and nervous system function.  Today we are going to build off the same principles and expound on why unilateral exercises should be incorporated as... Read More

  • Resistance Training 102: Different Modalities for Different Results

  • Published on Feb 28 2017

    If you have been following our posts, you know that we love prescribing resistance training to almost everyone that walks through our doors.  There are many ways that resistance training can be an effective treatment.  Health benefits include improved coordination, balance, stability, strength,... Read More

  • 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