Team Doctor and Injuries

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So, did JG recently do some deep sea diving, then surface too quickly, resulting in the condition known as the "Bends"? Maybe he suffered carbon monoxide poisoning somewhere? These are the only CREDIBLE uses for using an HBO chamber. It has been tested as a treatment for sports injuries, Autism, Lyme Disease, Alzheimers, diabetic ulcers, Multiple Sclerosis, Cirrhosis, and Arthritis with no discernable benefit. Perhaps the administration does not want its athletes going to nutjob medical practitioners. We don't need our starting QB to go all Michael Jackson on us.
Agree that we don’t want our starting QB to be a pedophile
 
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DP I totally defer to your knowledge about this. However and for whatever reason, as a lay person on the outside looking in, when he changed the medical people out, we immediately have seen improvements with the overall health of the team. It could have been cosmetic and internal politics along with the change in accountability but when that happened it was a catalyst for health changes for the team to the better IMO.
Or it was one of many, many changes instituted by the new coaching staff.

Correlation =/= causation etc.
 
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DP I totally defer to your knowledge about this. However and for whatever reason, as a lay person on the outside looking in, when he changed the medical people out, we immediately have seen improvements with the overall health of the team. It could have been cosmetic and internal politics along with the change in accountability but when that happened it was a catalyst for health changes for the team to the better IMO.
It was any number of other changes that have a much bigger impact. Again, all he did was change who the primary two orthopedists were. The every day team doctors remained the same.

Focus of the strength and conditioning program last summer was injury prevention. Everyone knew this was going to be a thin football team last year, so keeping guys as healthy as possible was priority number one. That had a big impact as well. They were doing specific things to improve flexibility and stabilization muscles to help keep the guys on the field. The accountability on rehab and maintenance sessions with the athletic training staff made big strides in that area as well.
 
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Well well... everything is healed and better than ever. It was a very positive conversation, which is something to be proud of. Playing college ball myself, getting serious injuries and not having the time to rest (or correct treatment) can really drain your confidence. JG is in his best shape and feels 100%. So are some other teammates who have had ingesting injuries. Our depth will be three deep everywhere except the O-Line. Pray we get Trey and Kennedy tuned up.
Maybe a change in diet would help?
 
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I wonder why our AD department looks down on our athletes getting second second opinions outside of campus. I know JG had some serious nerve issues last season and could never get them resolved, but I spoke with him and he said he has never felt better after going to get some extra help this off season. The beating he has taken, he needs to be sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber. This is one strong example with our starting QB.

The AD department should want the best for our athletes, even is it means looking outside to get a second opinion. Hopefully with more depth we can get over the plague of injuries and last a full season. Go Vols!
No sh!t he did. I don't blame him either.
 
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Not only does the UTAD, Athletic Training staff and team physicians ENCOURAGE athletes to get a second opinion, but they help facilitate fast tracking of appointments and arrange the travel (at UT’s expense, by the way) to see these specialists, AND a member of the training staff is available to travel with the student-athlete to the appointment.

I could cite numerous examples where athletes sought and received a second opinion and where non-UT physicians did surgeries. Several have been done by the James Andrews group (who, by the way, actually requires that someone gets another opinion before they cut and requires that a team trainer accompany a college athlete to the appointments to ensure continuity of care).

I don’t know about a hyperbaric chamber as treatment for the sprains that JG had last year, but there’s only one in the Knoxville area (Parkwest medical Center) and it’s not available for sleeping in overnight.

So, basically, your post was complete uninformed nonsense from start to finish.
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So, did JG recently do some deep sea diving, then surface too quickly, resulting in the condition known as the "Bends"? Maybe he suffered carbon monoxide poisoning somewhere? These are the only CREDIBLE uses for using an HBO chamber. It has been tested as a treatment for sports injuries, Autism, Lyme Disease, Alzheimers, diabetic ulcers, Multiple Sclerosis, Cirrhosis, and Arthritis with no discernable benefit. Perhaps the administration does not want its athletes going to nutjob medical practitioners. We don't need our starting QB to go all Michael Jackson on us.
They help with open wound treatment with high risk of bacterial infection......read: shark bites. Your post was as moronic as the OP, maybe moreso.
 

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