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Sports Injury Got You Down? Recover Like an Athlete

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: How can athletes return to sports so quickly after an injury, while the average person can be out of work and recreation for months?
Air Date: 3/4/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Scott Weiss, DPT, AT, CSCS
scott weiss resizedDr. Scott Weiss is a licensed physical therapist and board certified athletic trainer in the state of New York. He is also a registered exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning specialist and advanced personal trainer with over 15 years of experience. Scott possesses both a bachelor's and master's degree in exercise physiology and a doctorate in physical therapy. In 2012, Scott was selected to be a member of the United States sports medical team for the Olympic Games in London where he provided emergency medical and physical therapy services to the U.S. Sailing Team. He also served as part of the USOC sports medical team in the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Games. He is currently an adjunct professor at the LIU Brooklyn campus, in the Division of Athletic Training, Health and Exercise Science.

Scott is presently the owner and clinical director of Bodhizone for Human Performance & Sports Physical Therapy, PC. He has four offices in New York City, midtown east, upper east side, down in Gramercy and in Astoria, Queens. A physical therapy or fitness session at Bodhizone is guaranteed to be unique and effective each and every time. Scott and his staff combine yoga, martial arts, sports, physical therapy and functional strength training into many of the workouts, enabling you the patient, to heal while improving your overall health and fitness level. Bodhizone specializes in creating sport specific workouts for all sports and customizing physical and fitness training sessions to meet your rehabilitation goals and needs of your body.
Sports Injury Got You Down? Recover Like an Athlete
How can athletes return to sports so quickly after an injury, while the average person can be out of work and recreation for months?

Is there some super-secret rehab they get to do that the rest of us don't? Or, do they just have more therapists and equipment to speed their healing?

Is it possible for YOU to get back in the game or go back to work as quickly as an athlete?

In this segment of Train Your Body, Melanie Cole, MS, and Dr. Scott Weiss, licensed physical therapist and board certified athletic trainer, explain how you can return to your activities as fast as a professional athlete.

It's important to pay special attention to the four R's of therapy: Repair with protein, Refuel with carbohydrates, Re-hydrate and Revitalize with important vitamins and minerals. 

One great saying to keep in mind, according to Dr. Weiss... "Don't always try to do the right thing in rehab, just don't do the wrong thing in play and rehab."
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