- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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