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Sports Medicine: Science or Celebrity

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I'm not sure about access to this article for everyone, but the New York Times had an interesting piece on sports medicine, a booming segment of health care, and one in which roadskaters and roadcyclists are definitely interested. But how do we know there's real science behind the treatments and techniques on offer? The article is interesting on multiple levels, since the author received one of the treatments and wrote about it in an earlier article referenced within.

Fortunately, some people out there are trying to do the follow-up, but most of us wanna be like mike or whatever, so we are susceptible to celebrity ads or buzz. Anyway, not much to say, except this article seems worth a read as background for life on the road. I"m interested in others' thoughts and experiences. I'm certainly not saying that sports medicine has nothing to offer, but like most things that involve hope and money, it's hard to know what's real. 

As Sports Medicine Surges, Hope and Hype Outpace Proven Treatments - New York Times -


New York Times

As Sports Medicine Surges, Hope and Hype Outpace Proven Treatments
New York Times
Tina Basle is back running again, but she has lost speed and endurance after a hamstring tear that doctors were unable to heal. By GINA KOLATA Until she tore her hamstring a year and a half ago, Tina Basle ran marathons. Since then, she has been on a ...
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