| | | EP 362 – Injury Prevention with Dr Adam Anz

Author / John

2 hr 30 min listen

Fatigue is Where Injury Occurs

You may have noticed that Power Athlete has been on a bit of an ACL kick recently. If there were a joint injury pandemic, this would be it. With nearly 120,000 ACL injuries per year in the states alone and an up to 32% re-injury rate, it’s a real bitch. Dr Adam Anz, an orthopaedic surgeon of the infamous Andrews Institute, joins us to provide another perspective on injury, including the use of stem cell therapy and blood flow restriction. What can capillary refill rates tell us about recovery? What can we do to prevent our kids from suffering catastrophic injury? AND if it does occur, what possible benefits can result? Movie reviews and occasionally talking to people smarter than us…that’s what Power Athlete does.

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The doctor is in the house. All ye in quarantine, heed his warning! So maybe you’ve been throwing around a cinder block for the past few months a-la-Third Monkey. Good for you…but that’s nowhere near game speed, cowboy. As athletes re-enter sport, arousal will be high, enthusiasm and excitement peaking. But let’s not forget that the bod has undergone some degree of deconditioning from the rigors of real time athletic performance. While injuries like ACL tears are good for business, Dr Adam Anz wants to remind you that getting back into play can be risky if not tempered appropriately. As he states “fatigue is when people get injured”. Search your feelings. You know it to be true. Find out how the Crew intends to resume their athletic activities of slow-pitch softball, pickleball, and ping-pong without pulling a hammy. Listen  NOW!


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If you have questions for Dr Anz, he’s actually offered what sounds like his personal email address: Anz.adam.w@gmail.com so please no superstitious email chains or Nigerian prince propositions. A more formal “patient form” is also available on andrewsinstitute.com/physicians

And you can check out the ACL Injury Prevention course by heading to academy.powerathletehq.com.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


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