Mike and Dr. Jonathan Frank talk all about ski and snowboarding injuries, prehab, and what it’s like to serve as part of the US Ski and Snowboarding Staff. Dr. Frank is huge fan of prehab, which he defines as “preparing for the activity or sport you want to get into to”. You must prepare for the rigors of the sport or activity that you want to play! Dr. Frank shared some unique inputs on his experience as part of the medical staff for the US Ski and Snowboarding Teams and what makes an accelerated ACL protocol different than a normal ACL rehab protocol. Snowsport fans, you guys will enjoy this one!
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Dr. Jonathan Frank is a Sports Orthopedic Surgeon from Beverly Hills, CA. He attended UCLA (go Bruins!) for undergrad with a dual-degree in History and Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology as well minoring in Near Eastern Languages and cultures and completed his medical degree at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed his orthopedic residency at RUSH University in Chicago where he worked with the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls among many other collegiate and professional teams. After that, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO and to this day continues to take care of elite athletes as a member of the medical staff for the US Ski and Snowboarding Teams.