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 »

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 »


Lots of runners out there man, you see 40,000 spaces gone in a flash for the October 2013 Chicago Marathon, and it is no different for the New York City race or around the country. That’s of course, in addition to the millions of recreational joggers and walkers. Here are my observations in the area... Read more »

Derrick Rose's Shoes

After choking on this latest knee injury to Rose, I’m wondering about these “lighter is better” signature shoes he & some others are wearing– both his injuries have been cutting, non contact variety. These lighter shoes don’t, in my opinion, have the structural integrity & stability of others. Also wonder if Derrick has orthotics in... Read more »

The Sports Doctor: On way to

Dr. Robert Weil and longtime sidekick Chris Fox get ready to tape the last “The Sports Doctor” show on WDCB. The two worked together for almost 20 years. It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing weekly “The Sports Doctor” shows for two decades on local WDCB — and most of that with sidekick Chris Fox, The... Read more »

Challenge of changing a sports culture

Concussions- head trauma- brain damage – all have been front & center in the great sports dilemma- what to do with American football. The NFL , college, high school, Pop Warner – all the levels of our countries most popular game, coming under intense scrutiny as more & more evidence shows that football is unsafe... Read more »

Replacing Wonder Woman

I was quite excited to be invited to be a guest on “The Maggie Linton Show” , SiriusXM, channel 110, out of Washington DC (one of many exciting contacts I met in NYC last week at the National Publicity Summit). The topic would be parenting the child athlete & women surviving high heels, topics I... Read more »

Enjoy World Series & Freeze Your Ass Off!

Playing baseball in late Oct. maybe into Nov is ridiculous! Now if somehow the “warm weather teams” or teams that play in domes get to World Series, GREAT but we’ve got Boston & St. Louis, where game time temps will be in 30’s possibly. Baseball and everything about the game, pitching, hitting, WAITING, doesn’t do... Read more »

Hey Cubs- Manager?- GET SOME PLAYERS!

It’s hard to say you’re running out of patience when it’s been over 100yrs BUT COME ON! Now we’ll have the circus of ” will Joe Girardi leave the mighty Yankees to “come home”, & save the Cubs. Maybe we can “steal Ryan Sanberg?– oh yea- he signed 3yr deal with Phillies! Dusty?- he’s winning... Read more »
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    The Sports Doctor

    Born and raised in New York, I've practiced podiatry and 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 Sports Doctor Radio, on Join me live Wednesday's, 3-4 pm. CST. The Sports Doctor was formerly on WDCB 90.9 FM in Chicago for more than 20 years. The Sports Doctor is also read in newspaper columns including The Aurora Beacon News and the Naperville Sun. Also please 'like' my Facebook page, "Sports Doctor Radio" and follow me on Twitter @SportsDocRadio to keep in touch! Go to to hear many past shows and read my many articles. My specialty in sports medicine is orthotic therapy, combined with specific training and strengthening of the feet and 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 and Tracy Austin, and numerous Cubs and 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. Join me on Facebook and Twitter for updates on this important topic.

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