Rehabilitative Medicine

Rehabilitating patient

Also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or PM&R, rehabilitative medicine is a form of Physiatry. This is a specific type of medicine that focuses on holistic care and pain management. Rehabilitative medicine looks at the entire person, not only a certain ailment they are experiencing. Physiatrists take into account a person’s home life, medical […]

Elbow Injuries in Throwing Athletes: What You Need to Know

Elbow injury throwing athletes

Elbow Injuries in Throwing Athletes: What You Need to Know Elbow injuries commonly develop among throwing athletes. This article will walk you through common elbow injuries and how they can be treated. What are common elbow injuries in throwing athletes? The elbow connects the bottom of the upper arm bone to the two bones in […]

COVID-19 and the Return of Sports

covid 19 return of sports

Like all student-athletes, coaches and families, I was excited about the Illinois High School Association’s  (IHSA) recent announcement of a return to high school sports. The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalization and positive tests have steadily decreased throughout the state of Illinois, placing all  regions into “Phase 4” and allowing the return of practices and […]

Don’t Let Pain Ruin Your Volleyball Game


Whether playing competitively or just in the backyard, volleyball is a fun sport for players of all ages and skill levels. The only downside is that like other sports, volleyball does come with a risk of injury. Given the nature of the game, the most common volleyball injuries likely aren’t hard to guess: shoulder overuse, […]

Running Hurts My Knees. What Can I Do About It?


It’s not a myth: Running is tough on your knees. Whether you’re a newbie starting a couch-to-5K program or you’re a veteran ultra-marathoner, it’s likely that at some point in your running journey you’ve experienced knee pain that has brought you to a halt. And it’s no surprise; running is a high-impact activity that involves […]