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The Basketball Doctors Podcast

40 EpisodesProduced by marco lopezWebsite

Welcome to The Basketball Doctors Podcast, our goal is to empower the basketball community with evidence-based information relevant to injuries, injury prevention, sports performance, nutrition, recovery and rehabilitation, as well as, movement re-training to optimize performance of all skill level … read more

40 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Ankle Sprains Management ft Dr. Martina Randall

February 2nd, 2021


Have you sprained your ankle? In this episode we talk with Dr. Martina Randall board certified fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in the foot …

Osgood Schlatters 101 ft Jason Goumas

December 29th, 2020


Do you have painful bump underneath your kneecap? 

Do you have pain running, jumping or going downstairs?

In this episode Marco discusses with Jason …

Plantar Fasciitis & Achilles Tendonitis ft Dr. Cherene Toscano

November 18th, 2020


In this episode Marco talks with Dr. Cherene Toscano regarding chiropractic care in basketball as well as preventable injuries. One of the biggest things we talk about is the frequency of these basketball injuries and …

Jumper's Knee 101

October 7th, 2020


Do you have pain below your knee cap? Do you have jumpers knee? In this episode The Basketball Doctors Gabe and Marco talk about jumpers knee. They …

Knee Arthritis & Hoopers ft Dr. Ugo Ihekweazu

July 7th, 2020


Does your knee pop/crack? Are you worried that you will get arthritis because of playing basketball? 

In this episode Marco discusses with Dr. Ugo Ihekweazu Hip and Knee replacement surgeon at Texas Orthopedic Hospital. …

The Art of Shooting ft Connor Jean

June 22nd, 2020


Do you want to improve your shot mechanics? Do you want to become a better shooter? In this episode, Marco discusses with Connor Jean what he looks …

The Road To Becoming An Orthopedic Surgeon Ft. Dr. Thompson

June 15th, 2020


Have you wondered what it takes to become an orthopedic Surgeon? In this episode Marco talks to Dr. Sean Thompson regarding his unique path in becoming an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Thompson gives his advice for any …

Discovering Your True Identity ft Minority Psychology Network

June 8th, 2020


Do you know your true identity? This is a tough question for basketball players in discovering what their true identity is besides playing basketball. In the NBA, DeMar DeRozan and KevIn Love have came out publicly and …

Why You Need To Be Strong For Basketball ft Mike Chatman

May 26th, 2020


Are you in the weight room as well as playing basketball? In this episode Marco discusses with Mike Chatman Strength coach for Stanford University Mens Basketball. We discuss what are the important implications of …

Managing Basketball In Game Injuries ft Marco Nunez

May 18th, 2020


Have you ever sprained your ankle during a game and did not know what to do after?

In this episode, we discuss with Marco Nunez former Los Angeles Lakers athletic trainer on his experience as an athletic trainer. Marco …

Strength Training for the Female Athlete ft. Jeremy Golden

May 11th, 2020


In this episode Marco discusses with Jermey Golden Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for University of Virginia's Women Basketball Team …

Student Athletic Experience ft Bobby Fisk

May 7th, 2020


Want to know what to expect as a student athlete? In this episode we talk about student athletic experiences an dhow to optimize that experience to get the best out of it. Bobby goes into what he expects from his …

Basketball Hand/wrist Injuries ft Dr. Amar Patel

May 4th, 2020


Did you ever jam your finger? Have you had a wrist or hand injury?

In this episode Marco discusses with Dr. Amar Patel all things wrist and finger …

Home Basketball Skills Training ft Paul Easton

April 30th, 2020


How are you preparing for basketball this offseason? Are you playing NBA 2k or are you training at home?

In this episode Marco discusses with Paul …

Cultivating a Culture ft. Coach Chase Cameron

April 28th, 2020


Have you ever had a really good workout in the gym by yourself or with your teammates? Where you felt super energized, competitive yet collaboration, …

You tore your ACL, now what?

April 27th, 2020


In this episode The Basketball Doctors discuss the big question of what to do after an ACL tear. Gabe discusses the research behind being a coper and a non coper. A coper is someone who doesn't have an ACL but functions …

3 Dimensional Strengthening w/Justin Landry

April 23rd, 2020


Justin Landry joined Georgia State Men’s Basketball as the Basketball Performance Coach in April 2019 after three years at UC Davis. Prior to UC Davis, Justin had stops at Troy University, University of Texas, Tennessee …

Sleep & Recovery ft. Dr. Jay Khorsandi

April 21st, 2020


Have you had days where you've woken up feeling tired, fatigued, or lacked the energy to start your day? 

Have you thought about how good or bad your sleep hygiene actually is? 

How about identifying your daily habits …

Why Thoracic Mobility is Important for Hoopers

April 20th, 2020


In this episode Marco and Gabe discuss why thoracic spine mobility is important for basketball players. We discuss how thoracic mobility will help improve the way you move on the court, decrease stress on the joints …

Nutrition in Basketball ft Briana Butler RD

April 16th, 2020


Do you feel tired or sluggish during basketball games?

Do you know when to eat and what to eat during and after a basketball game?

In this episode Marco discusses with Briana Butler RD about all tings nutrition in …

Ernie De Los Angeles MS, ATC, CSCS - Head S&C Coach with the King’s G-League.

April 14th, 2020


Episode ft. Ernie De Los Angeles MS, ATC, CSCS - Head S&C Coach with the King’s G-League.

In this episode, Gabe discusses with Ernie his journey to becoming the head S&C Coach for the Stockton Kings. We provide …

Ankle Mobility with The Basketball Doctors

April 13th, 2020


What’s up everyone, trying something a little different with us discussing key basketball related topics, summary of previous week’s podcast episodes, and glimpse into this week’s podcast episodes. This week is focused …

ACL Rehab Meets Research ft Adam Barrack

April 9th, 2020


Are you currently rehabbing from ACL reconstruction? 

Is knee valgus also known as knee coming in good or bad?

In this episode Marco discusses with Adam Barrack Biomechanist/strength coach on all things ACL …

Why basketball players should squat ft Brandon Joyner

April 6th, 2020


In this episode Marco discusses with Brandon Joyner Head G league Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers about the squat. We talk about why the squat movement is important for all basketball …

Concussions in Basketball ft. Dr. Nithin Natwa MD

April 3rd, 2020


In this episode Marco discusses with Dr. Nithin Natwa about all things concussions. Dr. Nithin talks about what causes a concussion and how not only football players are at risk but basketball players are at great risk …

Achilles Tendon Repair Recovery ft Stevie Ladesma

March 30th, 2020


Do you know what it feels like to go through the achilles tendon repair process? DO you want to know the physical and mental obstacles the athletes face throughout their recovery? 

In this episode Marco interview Stevie …

Deceleration and Landing Mechanics ft. Matthew Ibrahim

March 27th, 2020


Are you landing safely, reducing your risk for injury, and learning how to transfer force properly? In this episode, Gabe discusses with Matthew Ibrahim the significance and decreased emphasis on training proper …

Preparation for Basketball ft Seth Furman

March 23rd, 2020


Are you ready to meet the demands for basketball this season? In this episode, Marco discusses with Seth Furman Lecturer and Sports Performance Coach for Salisbury University. We discuss what exactly does preparation …

Current Health Pandemic ft Dr. Nithin Natwa

March 18th, 2020


Do you know what is going around?

Do you know the facts vs the myths regarding this virus?

In this episode Marco discusses with Dr. Natwa regarding all things of this health pandemic and its implication on basketball. …

Blake Bender Influence of Training Variables in Basketball Strength Training

March 16th, 2020


Do you know how many reps, sets and tempo you should be using this offseason? In this episode, Marco discusses with Blake Bender, University of …

Achilles Tendon Repair Recovery ft Arnulfo Cruz

March 13th, 2020


Have you torn your achilles? Do you want to know what the rehab feels like mentally? In this episode Marco, interviews Arnulfo Cruz semi-professional …

Nate Graham Why Movement Competency is Important in Basketball

March 9th, 2020


How is your movement? How well do you move? Are you able to do a lunge, squat, hinge, and balance on one leg? In today's episode, Marco discusses with Performance coach for Warner Pacific Knights and Performance …

Mental Health in Basketball ft SportsPsychMDs

March 6th, 2020


In this episode the SportsPsychMDs talk to us about what mental health is and its role in basketball. They mention how mental and physical health …

Basketball Athletic Development and Load Management ft Dr. Alvin Dike

March 2nd, 2020


In this episode Marco discusses with Alvin about basketball youth athletic development and a big topic of load management. This is a huge episode for any basketball athlete/coach/trainer that wants to improve their …

ACL Recovery through the Athlete perspective ft Melanie Meza

February 24th, 2020


Episode 5:  Have you ever wondered what it feels like to return to basketball following season ending ACL reconstruction? For any athlete that is …

Basketball S&C programming w/Coach Matthew Camargo

February 18th, 2020


Episode 4: Coach Matthew Camargo - CSCS, Masters in Strength & Conditioning: 

In today’s episode, Gabe discusses with Matt what it takes to be a strength coach in the private sector in managing athletes. We go over …

Speed Training for Basketball Players Ft Adam Menner

February 13th, 2020


Episode 3 Adam Menner CSCS RSCC creator of Varsity Hoops. 

Do you want to be faster in the court? Want to improve your first step this offseason? In …

Return to Sport Testing/Criteria ft Dr. Brian Schwabe PT, DPT, SCS

February 10th, 2020


In this episode, Marco discusses with Brian the most common injuries with basketball players. We also go into a huge topic which is return to sport …

Dr. Ray Roman - Sports Acupuncture and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

January 27th, 2020


In this episode, Gabe discusses with Ray the general physiology and benefits of acupuncture and dry needling for athletes in-season, off-season, for …

What is The Basketball Doctors Podcast

January 26th, 2020


Welcome to The Basketball Doctors Podcast. Your host to the podcast are Marco Lopez Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Gabe Ignacio Doctor of Physical Therapy. We created this …

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