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Want To Run Faster, Jump Higher & Be Quicker With More Agility?

Start by strengthening your game from the ground up: Sounds great doesn’t it? Strengthening your feet and ankles is one of the best ways to improve all aspects of sports performance. It also will reduce chances of sprained ankles, the most common of injuries. Over the last 25 years, I’ve seen some of the world’s... Read more »

The Sports Doctor: Overuse injuries similar for different sports

Sometimes I’m amazed at the similarities of not only the problems — foot, ankles, shins, knees and back that we see in young athletes — but with the pressures that are also common. Just last week there were four 13- to 15-year-old kids with “overuse injuries” — all foot mechanics related. An ice dancer, and... Read more »

Be Careful When Starting Sports Again For Summer

Finally the nice weather is here (or is it?) and we’re all looking forward to being outdoors and active. That’s great. But remember to take it easy, especially if you have been inactive all winter. It’s common to see overuse injuries increase as outdoor activities get going. Emergency room doctors always note a spike in... Read more »
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Using Ice is "Physiological Hearsay"

I recently interviewed Gary Reinl, author and renowned sports performance consultant on The Sports Doctor Radio Show on HealthyLife.net. Gary is the author of, “ICED! The Illusionary Treatment Option.” He has spent nearly 40 years in the sports medicine field. His experience ranges from athletic training rooms to major university research. His research denotes the... Read more »

Shin Splints Can Be Treated And Prevented

The never-ending winter season, believe it or not, is ending, and spring sports will be upon us soon. Along with them is the prevalence of shin pain in athletes’ lower legs. AKA, shin splints Shin splints isn’t a medical term, but it’s the one everyone uses. The problem is that shin pain can be one... Read more »

The Sports Doctor: All movement starts with your feet By: Dr. Robert Weil

It starts with the feet — running, jumping, starting, stopping and balancing. Virtually all movement involves your feet and their ability to do some amazing things. Often taken for granted, the foot is a mechanical marvel designed to perform some specific functions during the so-called gait cycle. The terms pronation and supination describe normal positional... Read more »
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Should kids play, one or multiple sports? — excellent question

So often young athletes are faced with the question whether to concentrate on one sport or play multiple sports. Today it’s not unusual to see kids younger than 13 who are already putting all their effort into one sport. The multiple-sport athlete is far less common today than years ago. Some of the thinking by... Read more »

Surviving High Heels-Accepting the Challenge

Women’s Great Dilemma-“I love how they look but, they’re killing me”. Recently, Sarah Jessica Parker (remember Sex and the City?), was commenting about, “If I only knew then what I know now, maybe I would have cooled it a little with all those heels.” But she sure looked great! Many women are reluctant to give... Read more »

Naperville's 'Sports Doctor' discusses Evan Lysacek bowing out of Sochi Olympics w/ The NapervilleSun

Dr. Robert A. Weil “The Sports Doctor,” met Evan Lysacek in 1996, when the Olympic champion was then a 10-year-old kid skating at All Seasons Ice Rink in Aurora under the guidance of coach Candy Brown Burek. “Evan was already special at that age,” said Weil, a specialty-sports podiatrist, who has crafted Lysacek’s custom orthotics... Read more »
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Oh No! Evan Lysacek out of Sochi due to Lingering Hip Injury!

Evan announced in a Matt Lauer interview on the Today Show, that due to the nature of the injury & despite two months of aggressive treatment on his injured hip, he was informed by doctors that he risked permanent injury if he persisted. In a press release Evan Stated, “Words cannot describe how disappointed I... Read more »
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    Born and raised in New York, I've practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area (almost BUT NOT QUITE LONG ENOUGH to lose my NY accent ). You can check that out for yourselves by listening to "The Sports Doctor," my weekly radio show on WDCB, 90.9 FM, Thursdays from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Go to sportsdoctorradio.com to hear many past shows & read many articles under the heading The Sports Doctor. My specialty in sports medicine is orthotic therapy, combined with specific training & strengthening of the feet & ankles. I've been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the best athletes in all sports including many of the Super Bowl Bears back in the 80's, tennis greats John McEnroe & Tracy Austin, & numerous Cubs & White Sox. A true highlight of my career was watching Naperville's hometown figure skater Evan Lysacek, who I first saw as a nine-year-old and put orthotics in his skates, win the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal for men's figure skating with his orthotics (updated of course!) still in his boots. These high performance youngsters still remain my passion. Another big interest of mine is the challenge of our countries greatest epidemic: childhood obesity. I've been co-hosting "Kids Beating Obesity," a podcast produced by WDCB co-hosted by Rick Osbourne, author & creator of Pull Your Own Weight, an innovative simple method for kids to "immunize themselves against obesity for life." You can access the podcast by going to wdcb.org, click new media, click kids beating obesity.

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