Your Doctor Friends

Dr. Jeremy Alland and Dr. Julie Bruene

The show that teaches you to sniff out the garbage and answers all the questions you wish you could call or text your doctor friend. Don't get caught in endless web search spirals and stop scouring social media for health answers. Let us be your doctor friends! read less

Exploring Resolutions: How Do I Keep Exercising Past January? (with Arash Maghsoodi, DPT)
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Exploring Resolutions: How Do I Keep Exercising Past January? (with Arash Maghsoodi, DPT)
It's February. Are you still hitting your New Year's resolution goal of 10,000 steps a day? Has your new gym membership card started to collect dust yet? Do you just want to feel a little stronger and have a bit more endurance, in case, you know, a pack of wild angry raccoons starts chasing you??We feel you. (It's a daily fear for us too ;)Thankfully we have brought in an exercise, rehab, and PREHAB specialist, Arash Maghsoodi, DPT! As a doctor of physical therapy, and one of the founders of [P]REHAB (an online resource for physical therapy and using exercise for preventive rehab), Arash serves as a wellspring of helpful, valid, evidence based information regarding exercise and fitness. EXERCISE IS MEDICINE! Arash is here to explain how we can be better at taking our daily/weekly doses!Topics in this episode include:Why is "exercising more" such a common New Year's resolution?Why do many people "drop off" in this resolution in the third or fourth week of January?How can we set ourselves up to maintain our fitness/exercise goals?How can "putting your shoes by the front door" help?How can we exercise "SMART-ly" and not get injured??Check out HIGH-YIELD, easy-to-understand exercise and fitness content by Arash and partners at [P]REHAB!For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network(For real, this network is AMAZING and has fantastic, evidence-based, honest health information, and we are so happy to partner with them!) Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@your_doctor_friends (IG)@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)@HealthPodNet (IG)
Exploring Resolutions: How Do I Stop Checking My Phone? (with Gloria Mark, PhD)
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Exploring Resolutions: How Do I Stop Checking My Phone? (with Gloria Mark, PhD)
Picture this common resolution- "I will put my phone down in the new year!" -immediately followed by turning your attention to your computer screen. Let's face it, our devices are here to stay. How can we make them work FOR US, instead of distracting us from the personal connections we need?Cue our expert in human-computer interaction (HCI), Gloria Mark, PhD! WE ARE SO FORTUNATE to be able to pick her brain about how to make OUR BRAINS better at prioritizing our precious mental currency: OUR ATTENTION.Dr. Mark is the author of Attention Span and Multitasking in the Digital Age, the Chancellor's Professor of Informatics at UC Irvine, and has published over 200 papers in top academic journals, and appeared in scores of platforms, including the New York Times, BBC, NPR, the Atlantic, and recently on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard (check it out, the episode is GREAT!)We are aware that we likely outkicked our coverage, and are SO HAPPY to share Dr. Mark's expertise with y'all. Strap in, pay attention, this is a can't-miss episode, friends! :)Topics in this episode include:The MYTH of multitasking. What is "distraction cost'?How attempting to "multitask" affects our brains and bodies (hint: stress!)Is it really the "notifications" on our phones that are distracting us, or is it something else?Are we really "victims of the algorithm" when it comes to social media?How can being "information rich" make us "attention poor"?How can we be aware of our "urges" to check our phones/email/computer and become more intentional in our use of devices?Learn more about Dr. Mark's work at her website. Her latest book, Attention Span, is available nationwide wherever books are sold! Learn more about her book here. For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network(For real, this network is AMAZING and has fantastic, evidence-based, honest health information, and we are so happy to partner with them!) Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@your_doctor_friends (IG)@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)@HealthPodNet (IG)
Exploring Resolutions: Is this Tik Tok Diet legit?
Jan 24 2023
Exploring Resolutions: Is this Tik Tok Diet legit?
Ahhhh, TikTok. The cause of, and solution to, much of the the world's problems :) For real though, the traction that fad diets can gain on TT is mind-blowing- we're talking like BILLIONS of views. Never fear, Jeremy and Julie are here to break down the top trending diets on social media, sift through the trash, and give you the helpful, digestible bits that matter.Topics in this episode include:What's keto? How is it different than South Beach or Atkins?Why many "keto" packaged foods have sweeteners added.How to use examine.com- for evidence-based info about nutrition and supplement information.What is the carnivore diet? What about the "lion diet"?What is a "juice cleanse"?How do "fad diets" promote weight cycling?How carbs can be good for you!In summation, the risks, benefits, and evidence of these diets! For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, CHECK OUT AMAZING HEALTH PODCASTS on The Health Podcast Network- our new benevolent overlords! ;) (For real, this network is AMAZING and has fantastic, evidence-based, honest health information, and we are so happy to partner with them!) Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@your_doctor_friends (IG)@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)@HealthPodNet (IG)
Exploring Resolutions: How Much Alcohol is Healthy? (with Gail Basch, MD)
Jan 17 2023
Exploring Resolutions: How Much Alcohol is Healthy? (with Gail Basch, MD)
Should I try Dry January? How about Damp January?? Many folks who choose to imbibe alcohol may have considered curbing consumption on occasion, and a fair amount of people choose January to give it a go. Continuing our theme of "New Year's Resolutions", in this episode we tackle some hard truths about hard drinks, and we have a wonderful expert guest to guide us. Dr. Gail Basch is a Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine specialist and director of the Outpatient Addiction Clinic at Rush University Medical Center and fellowship director for the Addiction Medicine fellowship at Rush. Dr. Basch helps us tackle our tough alcohol-related questions and aids us in being introspective in our relationship with drinking.Topics covered include:What amount of drinking is "healthy" according to the WHO?Is "abstinence only" the only treatment for alcohol use disorder?What is "California Dry"?Are low/no alcohol beers and spirits a good alternative?Dr. Basch recommends these resources for folks seeking more information about alcohol use, cutting down, and quitting:Rethinking Drinking NIAAA siteSAMHSA Dr. Basch's professional profileFor more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Also, if you want to try some kick ass non alcoholic brews from Athletic Brewing, head over to athletic brewing.com and use the code JEREMY20 for 20% off your first order. #GiveDryATry Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
I Hurt My Knee, What Should I Do?
Dec 13 2022
I Hurt My Knee, What Should I Do?
Oh no! I twisted my knee in a funky way and felt a pop and now it hurts! What do I do? Is this bad?? Do I need surgery?? HELP!As Sports Medicine physicians, Jeremy and Julie have fielded this concern too many times to count. Its scary! One minute your knee is fine, and the next its all swollen and painful and you're limping around. Your mind immediately goes to your buddy who had to have major reconstructive surgery and was hobbling around on crutches for seemingly forever. DON'T PANIC. Chances are you can weather this storm without undergoing a major invasive intervention. Knee injuries are incredibly common, and the majority of folks just need some good old fashioned time, rest, ice and TLC for their injury to heal. In this episode, Jeremy and Julie walk you through the immediate checklist to go through once you've tweaked your knee, red flag signs to look for, and tips on how to make it better. No KNEE-d to fear!! ;) For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link! Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
Demystifying CBD (with Scott Palmer, MD)
Dec 6 2022
Demystifying CBD (with Scott Palmer, MD)
CBD seems to be everywhere. You can buy CBD or "hemp-infused" drinks, you can use creams on your skin, or take oral capsules. Advertisements for CBD products tout myriad benefits, from controlling anxiety, to reducing pain and promoting restful sleep. How does it actually work? How did it get so popular? Does it really work? How is it regulated?We brought on our doctor friend and cannabinoid expert, Dr. Scott Palmer to help answer these questions, and provide more insight on CBD. Dr. Palmer is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician in Chicago who has provided medical care for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls since 2005. He also has special research interests in the use of cannabinoids (including CBD) to help treat chronic pain, anxiety, and neurodegenerative disorders, among other health concerns. Dr. Palmer is the medical director of Synthonics, Inc. - a small pharmaceutical research organization involved in cannabinoid research and manufacturing. Come learn about all things CBD!Learn more about Dr Palmer here and his novel CBD products here.For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link! Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
Are Adults Ruining Kids' Sports? (with Linda Flanagan) - Part 1
Nov 15 2022
Are Adults Ruining Kids' Sports? (with Linda Flanagan) - Part 1
Youth sports today typically involve more than just a pickup game of basketball at the park district. Often kids are part of multiple travel leagues, practicing and playing most days of the week. On top of that, it's not uncommon for kids to play consecutive sports (or the same sport on different teams) season after season without any breaks.How did it get this way? Is this healthy??Join us for an epic two-part series highlighting accomplished author, freelance journalist, researcher, and former cross country and track coach Linda Flanagan. Her most recent book, "Take Back the Game: How Money and Mania Are Ruining Kids' Sports--and Why it Matters" has captivated Jeremy and Julie, and sheds light on how money and high stakes have transformed youth sports into something that might just not be that fun for kids anymore. Learn more about Linda's book here. For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link! Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
What's up with RSV?
Nov 8 2022
What's up with RSV?
Oh dear. Another virus?? And this time it’s affecting the kids?? Chances are you have heard news stories about RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, and how cases of RSV infections in kids and babies have been spiking much earlier than usual in the US. This puts strain on an already stretched-thin healthcare and hospital system, and strikes fear into parents and healthcare professionals, with media outlets warning of a potential “tripledemic”. Jeremy and Julie are here, with a little aid and input from Dr. Bridget Voigt, Pediatrician at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Voigt paints a picture of the healthcare response to this surge in viral respiratory illness in the pediatric population, and provides guidance on how we can best manage it.Tune in for an important, topical episode! It’s not all gloom and doom, we promise. Let’s arm ourselves with some clear, evidence based information to help keep all of us safe and healthy.For more RSV information, check out these sources:CDC website on RSVMayo Clinic RSV WebsiteScientific American Article on RSVNPR/WBEZ Article on RSV Surge For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link! Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com  Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show! (Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.) Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
Are the Kids Alright? Adolescent Mental Health Crisis (with Rose Metivier, LCPC)
Nov 1 2022
Are the Kids Alright? Adolescent Mental Health Crisis (with Rose Metivier, LCPC)
Depression. Anxiety. Self-harm. Perfectionism. Escapism. Young people today are bombarded with internal and external forces which can wreak havoc on their developing minds. In today's episode, Julie and Jeremy reflect on questions they hear from friends, family, and patients alike. Are the kids okay? Are we in the midst of an adolescent mental health crisis? How did things get like this? How can we help make it better?At the helm of today's episode is our favorite therapist, Rose Metivier, LCPC. Rose provides valuable insight on the developing adolescent brain and the threats to the emotional well-being of young people. Rose reflects on the inadequacy of the American mental health care system, and suggests meaningful changes we can make as adults to perhaps make things a little easier for kids. Topics covered in today's episode include:Internalizing vs externalizing behaviors in mental healthThe role of social media in adolescent mental healthBarriers to mental health access for young peopleHow parents can support kids' mental health Why CONSISTENCY matters so much to kidsThe failures of today's mental health care systemMental health provider shortagesHow the pandemic/remote learning/isolation has impacted kids' mental healthThe benefits of emotional learning in schools starting at a young ageWhy "Inside Out" is such a rad movie :)Rose recommends these sources to learn more about mental health:NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)NAMI ChicagoChicago mental health resources for kids via WBEZNo Going Back to Normal- Harvard MagazineTackling the Mental Health Crisis in Young People- NatureFor more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show!(Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.)Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
Do I Have a Kidney Stone? (with Ryan Steinberg, MD)
Oct 25 2022
Do I Have a Kidney Stone? (with Ryan Steinberg, MD)
Sharp pain in your side. A burning sensation while urinating. Nausea or vomiting. If you’re suffering from symptoms like these, you might be asking yourself: do I have a kidney stone?As you’ll discover in this episode, it can be a bit more complicated than that. Kidney stones are sometimes referred to as ‘the great mimicker’, since their signs and symptoms are remarkably similar to those of urinary tract infections, appendicitis, ovarian or testicular conditions, gastritis, and more.Today, we bring in Urologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Iowa Health Care, Dr. Ryan Steinberg to help us understand what the heck kidney stones are, how to identify them, and when to seek treatment.Ryan sheds some light on whether or not you can keep your pet stones after they are removed, what it actually looks like to obliterate kidney stones with lasers, and some of the surprisingly simple measures you can take to prevent kidney stones from forming in the first place. You’ll even get a behind-the-scenes account of what it was like to be Jeremy’s roommate in his med school days, which you won't want to miss!To learn more about how to know for sure if it’s a kidney stone that ails you, tune in today!Topics discussed in this episode:First and foremost, what is a kidney stone?How common kidney stones actually areAn understanding of when kidney stones cause symptomsWhat causes kidney stones (and why you should drink more water!)Common signs that you might have a kidney stoneThe mechanics behind why kidney stones are so painfulWhy an accompanying fever can be bad newsPassing the stone naturally vs. medical interventionDemystifying laser kidney stone surgeryDietary recommendations for kidney stone preventionPopular herbal remedies to cop or dropWhy and how to do a 24-hour urine collection sampleWhy Ryan suggests being proactive about your healthOR playlists, stories from Ryan and Jeremy’s days as roommates, and more! Connect with Ryan by visiting his webpage at the University of Iowa Health Care here, or follow him on Twitter for more bad puns and dad jokes!For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show!(Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.)Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
What Cold Medicine Should I Use? (with Greg Castelli, PharmD)
Oct 18 2022
What Cold Medicine Should I Use? (with Greg Castelli, PharmD)
It’s fall! This means a few things. Not only are the leaves changing color and nearly everything is flavored with pumpkin spice, but cold and flu season is also officially in full swing.If you find that you’ve got an aching head, a runny nose, or a scratchy throat, you’re not alone. You’re going to need something to make you feel better, but the cold and flu aisle can be so intimidating. What are all these pills, syrups, and herbal elixirs? Which one will effectively alleviate your symptoms?Before you grab the first thing you recognize from a TV commercial and end up feeling dissatisfied with the results or suffering from some undesirable side effects, it might be useful to draw on the expertise of a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist like Greg Castelli.Today, we ask Greg, a real-life clinical pharmacist, which cold medicine is best. He shares his take on intranasal sprays, cough syrups, home remedies, and more. We also discuss whether or not brand-name drugs are better, what contraindications to look out for, and how to go about caring for your kids when they’ve got a case of the sniffles.Hopefully, by the end of this episode, you’ll have a much better idea of which remedy to reach for the next time you’re feeling under the weather!Topics discussed in this episode:Letting your symptoms (and your pharmacist) lead youNasal sprays and how to use themBrand names vs. generic drugsWhen you should and shouldn’t take SudafedAntihistamines for nasal congestionWhy you should only take the products that you needYour guide to cough medicationsThe importance of managing your expectations of recoverySymptoms of cough medicine and DXM (dextromethorphan) abuseCommon antipyretics used to treat fever and inflammationRecommendations for treating your kids when they are sickHome remedies: from honey to humidifiersTips for topical treatments like Vicks VapoRubA look at the pros and cons of herbal remedies and vitaminsHow pregnant women can feel better without harming the babyGreg’s Halloween plans, weird questions he gets as a pharmacist, and more!Connect with Greg Castelli, learn more about the Family Medicine Residency Program at St. Margaret’s, or watch the St. Margaret Files on YouTube.For more episodes, limited edition merch, or to become a Friend of Your Doctor Friends (and more), follow this link!Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show!(Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.)Connect with us:@JeremyAllandMD (IG, FB, Twitter)@JuliaBrueneMD (IG)
Patient Stories: A Huge Shock for an Ultramarathon Runner with Back Pain
Oct 11 2022
Patient Stories: A Huge Shock for an Ultramarathon Runner with Back Pain
While it’s obviously hugely beneficial to hear from the experts when it comes to specific medical problems, looking to the patient files for anecdotes and poignant stories is often equally powerful.That’s why this episode of Your Doctor Friends is something a little different! Today, we welcome our first-ever patient guest, Jerry Cropsey, who originally visited Dr. Jeremy over five years ago with pain in his right shoulder blade.As an ultramarathon runner who had suffered several orthopedic injuries over the years, Jerry was sure the source of his pain was musculoskeletal. However, despite several visits to his physical therapist and after undergoing various other treatments, nothing helped.Today, Jerry shares his unexpected journey from ultramarathon to triple bypass surgery and back, thanks to the timely advice he received from his physicians and the information and support he received from organizations like the Ironheart Foundation, an online community for endurance athletes dealing with heart disease.This remarkable case study highlights the importance of trusting your instincts, heeding your doctor’s advice (even if it seems strange at the time), and leaning on the support of a like-minded community.To hear what Dr. Jeremy calls one of the most interesting patient stories he has heard as a physician, you won't want to miss today’s episode!Topics discussed in this episode:The BACKstory behind Jerry’s shoulder blade pain (excuse the pun!)An unexpected journey from chiropractor to cardiologistThe fear and uncertainty that accompanies a triple bypass surgery Support groups and resources for athletes affected by heart diseaseSteps Jerry took to transition safely from heart surgery to 50KHow Jerry influenced his family members to get testedOur key takeaways from Jerry’s storyThe importance of trusting your gut and seeking a second opinionRapid fire: that first shower after surgery, Colorado weather, and more!For heart disease education, support, and athletic inspiration, visit the Ironheart Foundation.Looking to connect with individuals impacted by cardiac disease? Join the Ironheart Connect Facebook Group.Watch HEART: Flatline to Finish Line for an unvarnished look at some of the struggles that athletes with heart conditions go through daily.Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show!(Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.)Connect with us:Join our Facebook group – Friends of Your Doctor Friends@your_doctor_friends (IG, TikTok)Your Doctor Friends Podcast (
Is My Heart OK For Exercise? (with Anu Rao, MD)
Oct 4 2022
Is My Heart OK For Exercise? (with Anu Rao, MD)
Newspaper headlines can be terrifying. Sometimes, although rarely, young runners die suddenly during marathons, despite seemingly good health. If athletes at their peak physical performance are dropping dead from cardiac events, you might ask yourself; how do I know if my heart is okay for exercise?Helping us navigate these concerns is Dr. Anu Rao, an Associate Professor of Cardiology in the department of Internal Medicine at Rush Medical College, a board-certified cardiologist at St. Luke’s Hospital, and an expert in matters of the heart.Dr. Rao’s goal is to educate and empower, working collaboratively with her patients to create a care plan, reduce future risks, and help them reach their full health potential.With this in mind, we take a look at Dr. Rao’s weekly exercise recommendations to reduce your risk of heart disease, how likely it is that you’ll suffer from a cardiac event during exercise, and some of the unusual symptoms you shouldn't ignore.As Dr. Rao reminds us, nothing in life is risk-free! Don’t break up with your favorite physical activity just because you’re worried about a cardiac event. Instead, consider moderate exercise on alternating days, get adequate rest, and if you’re really savvy, get your heart checked. Oh, and listen to Your Doctor Friends, of course!Topics discussed in this episode:Why runners die at marathons, dating back to Ancient GreeceUnpacking the term ‘cardiac arrest’Risk factors that warrant being screened for heart diseaseThe controversy surrounding widespread EKG screening for athletesCommon feelings of anxiety that come with abnormal test resultsA cardiologist's recommendations for weekly exerciseUnusual symptoms that should raise red flagsWhy we don’t recommend going from couch to marathonInsight into why cardiologists treat professional athletes differentlyGenetic commonalities among different populationsWhy you might want to consider genetic testingA reminder that nothing in life is risk-freeImportant advice regarding your cardiac healthStage fright, St. Louis-style pizza, and more in the rapid-fire segment!Request an appointment with Dr. Rao by visiting the Rush University Medical Group website here or the St. Luke’s Hospital website here.CHECK OUT OUR MERCH!Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show!(Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.)Connect with us:Join our Facebook group – Friends of Your Doctor Friends@your_doctor_friends (IG, TikTok)Your Doctor Friends Podcast (
Ankle Sprains Part 2: It's Been 3 Months and It Doesn't Feel Right (with Erin Schreiber, DPT)
Sep 27 2022
Ankle Sprains Part 2: It's Been 3 Months and It Doesn't Feel Right (with Erin Schreiber, DPT)
Let’s say you sprained your ankle a couple of months ago. Nothing major, but you’ve followed all the protocols in your recovery regimen and it still just doesn't feel quite right. What should you do?To help us answer this question, we are joined by Erin Schreiber, a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and the Lead Physical Therapist at the Movement Guild in Chicago.Embracing a holistic biomechanical approach to rehabilitation is a key facet of Erin’s philosophy. She helps her clients achieve their goals and imparts a better understanding of the factors contributing to the root cause of their issues, not just offering them a "quick fix"!In today’s episode, Erin shares her expertise with us as we address the important role that proprioception plays in restoring optimal ankle function. You have to essentially "retrain your brain" in order to fully heal your ankle.We also touch on video call consults with your physical therapist, exercises you can do at home to strengthen your ankles, and some of the surprising ways that you can prevent future injuries, plus so much more!Armed with these tips and preventative measures, you’re well on your way to stronger ankles and faster healing. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this episode of Your Doctor Friends with movement expert, Erin Schreiber.Topics discussed in this episode:Common issues that Erin encounters at this stage of recoveryThe normal biomechanical function of your foot and ankleAn understanding of functional instability versus structural instabilityPotential consequences of being ‘over-immobilized’Tips for preventing additional injuries in the futureGetting back to your prior level of functioning A look at proprioception and why it’s relevantConsulting with Erin about your ankle sprain via video call!How you can test your ankle function at homeExercises you can do to strengthen your ankleErin’s take on braces, taping, and other external supportsPreventing ankle injuries with cardiovascular fitnessSummer fun, toe dynamometers, singing in the car, and more!Connect with Erin Schreiber on Instagram, or learn more about the Movement Guild by visiting their website.Find us at:Website: yourdoctorfriendspodcast.com Email: yourdoctorfriendspodcast@gmail.com Call the DOCLINE on 312-380-5005 and leave us a message. We will listen and maybe even respond/play it on the show!(Disclaimer: we will not answer specific medical questions or offer medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional with any and all personal health questions.)Connect with us:Join our Facebook group – Friends of Your Doctor Friends@your_doctor_friends (IG, TikTok)Your Doctor Friends Podcast (YouTube)@JeremyAllandMD (IG,