MRI – Might Reveal Injury


This article in the Tuesday New York Times Science section really resonated with me. I have taken the liberty to highlight certain areas that I think are particularly relevant. In the sports world for liability reasons and I think convenience team medical staff are quick to do MRI’s, something I have always questioned. Nothing can substitute for a good physical exam. I have always felt it unnecessary to MRI a hamstring strain. Look at the athlete, how did they strain it and then get to work getting them back in the game. An MRI will tell you more than you need to know.

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Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta

Director at Gambetta Sports Training Systems
Vern is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several MLS teams as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men's World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and New York Mets. He has lectured and conducted clinics in Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe and has authored six books and over one hundred articles related to coaching and sport performance in a variety of sports. He has a BA in teaching with a coaching minor and an MA in Education with an emphasis in physical education from Stanford University.
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