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Whether you’re looking for an orthopaedic surgeon to repair your torn ACL, answers to why you are experiencing foot pain while running or seeking nutritional guidance as you prepare for your next event, the specialists with University of Utah Health Care Sports Medicine are here for every body.

Our competitive advantage is highlighted by our team of experts throughout different departments and divisions within the University of Utah who employ a collaborative approach in treating the whole patient. Patients are guided throughout the injury, rehabilitation, treatment and training process by a team of professionals dedicated to getting you back on the field of play in sports, work or life.

Tune to 1280 The Zone on Thursdays at 6pm for the University of Utah Health Care | Doc Talk Show when board certified physicians and sports medicine experts provide valuable tips and information on how to better YOUR overall health while reducing sports related injuries.

Visit us online for more information: http://sportsmed.uofuhealth.org




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“Doc Talk,” Presented by University of Utah Healthcare - Dr Aoki
Austin Horton - August 25th, 2016

Bio: Dr. Stephen K. Aoki, Associate Professor, specializes in hip and knee sports medicine. His clinical practice and research focus on both adult and pediatric sports injuries. Current interests include hip preservation/femoroacetabular impingement in the young adult, hip arthroscopy, the pediatric and adolescent athlete, ACL tears in children, patellar dislocations, and ligament/cartilage knee injuries. Dr. Aoki serves as team physician for University of Utah Gymnastics. He serves as Chair of the University of Utah Residency Selection Committee. Dr. Aoki received his Bachelor of Arts degree through Harvard University. He received his medical doctorate degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and subsequently completed his orthopaedic residency and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Utah. Dr. Aoki practices both at the University Orthopaedic Center and Primary Children´s Hospital.

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“Doc Talk,” Presented by University of Utah Healthcare - Dr Chris Gee
Austin Horton - July 28th, 2016
Bio: Dr. Gee is a Board Certified Emergency Physician who focuses on the treatment of emergent conditions at the University Hospital and South Jordan Health Center Emergency Departments. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University Hospital and educates resident physicians and medical students through clinical teaching rounds and formalized didactic sessions. In addition, he is Board Certified in Sports Medicine and treats a number of musculoskeletal, neurologic, pulmonary, cardiac, and metabolic issues surrounding athletes and active patients. He is involved in the core faculty of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and helps educate Sports Medicine Fellows and resident physicians in clinical settings and through formal didactics.
 
Dr. Gee is very involved as a team physician and covers many sporting events throughout Utah including Football, Hockey, Bobsled, Skeleton, Cycling and Speedskating. He is currently the Salt Lake City Marathon Medical Director, Utah Marathon Medical Director, Daybreak Triathlon Medical Director, Daybreak Half Marathon Medical Director, Utah Olympic Park Medical Director and the team physician for the Park City Pioneers and the University of Utah Hockey Clubs. In addition, he has served as the team physician for Herriman High School, and currently serves as the team physician for Jordan High School. He has traveled with and covered World Cup events for the United States Speed Skating team. For a number of years, he has traveled with Winning Medical International (WMI) covering Summer and Winter Dew Tour Events throughout the US. He serves as the Emergency and Trauma Services Director for WMI. He also works at the Park City Mountain Resort Urgent Ski Clinic. He practices Primary Care Sports Medicine at the new South Jordan Health Center.
 
His research interests include concussion evaluation and management as well as event management. He is a manuscript reviewer for the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine and the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal. He has written book chapters on the management of Acute Ankle Injuries and Fracture Management. He has published papers reviewing Statistical Principles for the Air Medical Journal. He has published studies on the use of intranasal medication for acute pain as well 
 
“Doc Talk,” Presented by University of Utah Healthcare - Concussion Panel
Austin Horton - June 16th, 2016
Concussions are serious.  Whether on the field, the court, or the road, concussions can happen. A panel of UUHC care providers will lead an important listener call-in segment about concussions this Thursday on the Zone Sports Radio Network. 
 
Listen to 97.5 FM or 1280 AM from 6-7pm on 6/16, or join the discussion by calling 855-340-ZONE to ask the panel a question.  Joining Hans Olsen (host and former BYU/NFL player) and Christian Cox (former Ute/NFL player) will be:
 
Dr. Colby Hansen
Dr. Hansen is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He graduated from medical school with honors from the University of Iowa and completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Hansen’s clinical interests are in amputee rehabilitation, electromyography and neurologic rehabilitation. He has particular interest in Traumatic Brain Injury and has developed a concussion management program for athletes, non-athletes, adults, and children. His research interests include sports concussion assessment, management, and rehabilitation.
 
Ryan Pelo
Ryan Pelo, PT, DPT, NCS is the brain injury team lead physical therapist at the University of Utah Sugar House Rehabilitation Center, where he specializes in traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries, stroke, concussions, vestibular disorders, and Parkinson's Disease. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University in 2010 and received his Neurologic Clinical Specialist designation in 2014. Ryan currently holds an LSVT BIG certification for treatment Parkinson's Disease. Before joining the University of Utah in 2015, Ryan was a therapist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His interests outside of clinical care include collaborating with Wasatch Adaptive Sports to bring adaptive sports programming to patients with a variety of diagnoses.
 
Derek Tedder
Derek is the Head Athletic Trainer at Highland High School. He works with Highland High athletes, coaches, administrators, and other health care professionals in overseeing the care of the injured athletes and their return to play. Derek is a Certified Licensed Athletic Trainer. His duties include emergency care, prevention, assessment and care of athletic injuries and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Additionally, he offers performance enhancement training to athletes helping them achieve their highest athletic capacity. In addition to his athletic training duties, Derek teaches the Sports Medicine class at Highland High School, and is the instructor of record for the Intro to Sports Medicine Class at the University of Utah. Derek is also an approved clinical instructor in the University of Utah Athletic Training Education Program, where he supervises and trains Sports Medicine students from the University, using Highland High School as a clinical instructional setting.
Derek graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training (Sport's Medicine). He also received his Master’s in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology (Performance Enhancement).
 
“Doc Talk,” Presented by University of Utah Healthcare - Dr Emily Harold
Austin Horton - June 2nd, 2016

Bio: Emily Harold, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in sports medicine. She received her bachelor's degree from Washington University, where she also played basketball and contributed to three National Championship teams. Dr. Harold received her medical degree from Ohio State University, and went on to complete a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. While in Cleveland, she worked with local high school and college sports teams, as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Browns. Her professional interests include overuse and sports injuries, injury prevention, and strains and fractures in athletes of all ages. In her leisure time, Dr. Harold enjoys skiing, hiking, running and spending time with her family. 

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“Doc Talk,” Presented by Sports Med Utah - Dr Dan Cushman, M.D.
Austin Horton - May 26th, 2016
Dan Cushman, M.D., is board-certified in Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and specializes in the care of musculoskeletal injuries in both athletes and non-athletes, electrodiagnostics, musculoskeletal ultrasound, concussions, and endurance sports-specific injuries with a particular interest in runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes. His conservative approach revolves around using exercise as medicine and avoiding medications whenever possible.
 
He completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Chicago, IL at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Northwestern University), where he served as chief resident, then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Utah. Dr. Cushman’s research interests include sports epidemiology, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and acupuncture dry needling in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. He is a team physician for the Salt Lake City Bees (LA Angels' AAA minor league affiliate) and covers several University of Utah sporting events.
 
Outside of work, he is active in endurance sports with his wife and has 3 young children. He recently ran in the SLC Marathon 5K and got 3rd place overall.
 
“Doc Talk,” Presented by University of Utah Healthcare - Dr Amy Powell
Austin Horton - May 5th, 2016
Bio: Dr. Amy Powell, Assistant Professor, (clinical) is a board certified Sports Medicine physician serving as a team physician for the University of Utah Utes. She specializes in the care of athletes and active people of all ages, focusing on attaining and maintaining a patient’s physical performance goals. Dr. Powell received her medical degree from the University of Washington, followed by residency training in internal medicine at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Powell pursued subspecialty training in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she worked with athletes of all levels. Dr. Powell’s clinical interests include non-surgical management of musculoskeletal problems afflicting active people across the lifespan. She has specific clinical interests in prevention and management of injuries in the female athlete, metabolic bone disease, and non-surgical management of osteoarthritis in active patients.
 
“Doc Talk,” Presented by University of Utah Healthcare - Dr Dan Cushman
Austin Horton - April 21st, 2016
Dan Cushman, M.D., is board-certified in Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and specializes in the care of musculoskeletal injuries in both athletes and non-athletes, electrodiagnostics, musculoskeletal ultrasound, concussions, and endurance sports-specific injuries with a particular interest in runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes. His conservative approach revolves around using exercise as medicine and avoiding medications whenever possible.
 
He completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Chicago, IL at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Northwestern University), where he served as chief resident, then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Utah. Dr. Cushman’s research interests include sports epidemiology, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and acupuncture dry needling in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. He is a team physician for the Salt Lake City Bees (LA Angels' AAA minor league affiliate) and covers several University of Utah sporting events.
 
Outside of work, he is active in endurance sports with his wife and has 3 young children. He recently ran in the SLC Marathon 5K and got 3rd place overall.
 


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