The Sports Doctor, 05/09/2018
This week, Dr. David Geier, Sports Medicine Orthopedist, Speaker, Author of “That’s Gotta Hurt”, returns along with Heather Mangieri, Registered Dietician, Spokesperson, Author of “Fueling Young Athletes”. Then, it’s 'The Sports Doctor Is In' with your questions and emails!
I am an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. I recently started my own practice after spending eight years as Director of MUSC Sports Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.
I hold a board certification from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Surgery as well as a subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Currently I serve as the Communications Council Chair for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Board of Directors. I also serve as Chairman of the Publications committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). I serve on the Medical Aspects of Sports committee for the South Carolina Medical Association. I have previously served as the Chairman of the Public Relations committee for AOSSM, the Outreach committee for the STOP Sports Injuries campaign, and the Sports Medicine Evaluation committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Education of healthcare professionals who treat athletes is extremely important to me. Therefore, I am actively involved with sports medicine journals and health publications. I am a member of the editorial board of the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine: An Open Access Journal for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Knee Arthroplasty and Outpatient Surgery Magazine. I am a principal reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and a reviewer for Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
Professional and other elite athletes provide an amazing opportunity to work with individuals with unmatched strength, speed, and ability. It has been a honor to serve as Chief Tournament Physician for the Family Circle Cup women’s professional tennis tournament for seven years. I have also served as head team physician for the Charleston Battery professional soccer team. I have also served as a physician for USA Rugby and the U.S. women’s national soccer team during their appearances in Charleston. In my sports medicine fellowship, I worked with the medical teams who provided care for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams.
In my practice, I treat athletes of all ages and skills levels. While I treat musculoskeletal injuries throughout the body, I particularly focus on knee and shoulder injuries and the arthroscopic surgeries to treat them. I am also especially passionate about youth sports injuries. I work to prevent them in any way I can, both in my practice and through speaking and writing opportunities.
Heather is a nationally recognized expert in Nutrition, Wellness & Human Performance, a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, a board-Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics and the author of Fueling Young Athletes (Human Kinetics, 2017.) She has over 18 years of professional experience working in the areas of Healthy Living/Wellness, Sports Nutrition/Adolescent Sports Nutrition, Weight Management & Disordered Eating. Her company, Heather Mangieri Nutrition provides food, fitness and nutrition consulting and communication services for organizations, companies and individual clients.
Heather is passionate about translating nutrition science into practical messages that are easy to understand and resonate with consumers. She served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics for 8 years and built a solid reputation as a trusted source of food, fitness and nutrition information. She’s been quoted in hundreds of national and local publications, including TV, radio, print and online. Heather uses her unique combination of training and experience in three areas- nutrition science, traditional and social media communications and technical/creative writing- to share fun, relatable science-based messages when speaking, writing and engaging with her social media followers. She works with the media and industry to create and deliver messages on products and brands that she believes support a healthy lifestyle.
She resides in Pittsburgh with her three children.
The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!
Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.