International Olympic Committee Reaffirms Commitment To U Of U Health Partnership To Promote Athletic Health
“It’s a huge honor to be part of this very collaborative group that has and will continue to do important research that allows athletes to participate in their sports at the highest levels of competition while mitigating the risk of injury,” says Travis G. Maak, M.D., the coalition’s representative at U of U Health, head team physician for the Utah Jazz, and an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at University of Utah.
The family quickly set up an appointment with Dr. Travis Maak, the head orthopedic surgeon for the Utah Jazz who specializes in hip and knee sports injuries.
When working with a patient who has femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI), knowing how and when to work with an orthopaedic surgeon can feel daunting. Dr. Travis Maak puts your mind at ease today as he chats with Dan and Chelsea to share the surgeon's perspective. Dr Maak is a strong proponent of multidisciplinary practice—he’s a big fan of physical therapists and surgeons working together. In today’s episode, he covers when to refer a patient to a surgeon, what happens when hip treatments aren’t going to plan, different surgical techniques and how they can influence rehabilitation.
In a historic announcement, Real Salt Lake has agreed to a seven-year partnership with the University of Utah Health to become the exclusive and official healthcare partner for Real Salt Lake, Real Monarchs and the RSL Youth Development Academy. The agreement will provide players and staff access to world-class sports medicine and the state’s top clinical care while highlighting the club’s desire for continued community outreach and further cultivation of local partnerships.
Sports have always played an important role in Blair Cruikshank’s life. A competitive gymnast until age 13, Cruikshank also played on her high school’s soccer team. Although she was a fierce competitor in both sports, her one true love is speed skating.
The stress and uncertainty of the past year, along with the closure of many gyms and need for physical distancing, have thrown off many people’s workout routines..After taking a long break from physical activity, most people will not be able to perform at the same level they once did. It’s important to manage expectations and set realistic goals when easing back into exercise after a break.
Hip pain while sitting can range from mild discomfort to severe. The hip joint may also feel stiff or pop while sitting. Medical conditions, injuries, and incorrect posture can cause hip pain when sitting.
If you have hip tendonitis, you may benefit from exercise to help relieve your pain. Exercise for hip tendonitis can help strengthen muscles, offering more support to your hip joint and improving your ability to move normally.
Depending on the severity of your pain, injections can be another option for easing your joint pain and get you moving again
Running injuries are an unfortunate but all too common occurrence. Understanding a running injury is the key to effective treatment. Here you will find resources that explain common problems and offer information about types of treatment for a running injury.