On this week’s show, Doctor Souryal talks about fitness screenings, preseason screenings, and why he prefers the term screening to the term physical. The Doc also talks about his experiences with high-school sports physicals, and why he doesn’t do them anymore.
Casey Smith, head trainer for the Dallas Mavericks, joins the show to talk about preparation for the upcoming season, reducing days lost to injury, what he’s looking for in preseason screenings.
Listeners call in with questions about whether to use ice or heat for elbow problems, different types of anti-inflammatories for aches and pains, cardiac screenings, disc problems, and things aging athletes can do to prevent injuries.
This week’s Business of Medicine segment focuses on who pays for medicine. Guest Dave Patzwald come on to talk about realfitscore.com, and a comprehensive assessment of fitness.