Professional Sports Medicine to Keep You in the Game!

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Gratitude, Change & a Trusted Vision

April 25, 1988 was the day my childhood NFL dream came true. Ronnie Barnes, the Head Athletic Trainer for the New York Giants and one of my mentors, asked me if I wanted to join his staff as a full-time assistant athletic trainer.  I was 25 years old and a month away from graduating from […]

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How to Shorten Your Shoulder Scope Recovery Time!

Today is a true day of “role reversal” for me.  Instead of being the physical therapist, I’ll be the patient rolling into the operating room for surgery to fix a chronic shoulder injury by Jacksonville Jaguars Head Team Physician Dr Kevin Kaplan at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute. I have to admit, consulting others about a shoulder […]

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A Runner’s Case Study in Courage

As told by Colleen Clarson – At first glance, it was only a daunting fitness challenge.  At second glance, it was terrifying…if not seemingly impossible. Known as “One of the most scenic trail races in the country,” the Golden Leaf Half Marathon was clearly not meant for Florida flatlanders.  Starting at Colorado’s Snowmass Ski Mountain […]

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Measuring Your Fitness Program With Gratitude

How does an athlete measure his/her success? High profile athletes have coaches, fans and ESPN to judge their performance.  Runners and bikers have the clock to gauge the results of their hard work.  The athletes determined to lose weight have the dynamic-duo of the mirror and the weight scale to determine if their efforts were […]


Taking the Brakes Off For Great Health

I’m in Atlanta preparing for our last preseason game against the Falcons. We’re just ending our press-season training camp which includes living in the hotel away from our families for about five weeks,  17 hour workdays and up to 90 players on our roster. I went for a great run this morning with one of […]

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    I have had the privilege and honor of working with Mike Ryan over the last five years as part of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mike is by far and away superior to any athletic trainer and therapist that I have ever worked with. His knowledge, physical abilities, communication skills, adaptability, management skills and willingness to continue to learn and teach are characteristics that set him apart amongst his peers. I have enjoyed my time working with and learning from him as a team physician in keeping our players healthy and on the field. He is truly the best and will be missed in the NFL.

    Kevin Kaplan, MD
    Team Physician Jacksonville Jaguars