7 Habits of the Healthy Athlete: How to kill it in your sport without killing your body
As Dr. Swift mentions in the book, there are many essential factors that need to be addressed when discussing injury prevention. This book is an excellent and easy-to- follow road map that can guide you through this complex task and give you critical tools to stay healthy in your athletic endeavors.
David W. Kruse, M.D.
USA Gymnastics Team Physician
UC Irvine Associate Team Physician
This Spring, I travelled across the pond from the UK to the USA to take the fortuitous opportunity of a 6-week study elective. In line with the country’s nickname as ‘The Land of Opportunity’, I viewed this trip as my opportunity to delve further into the ever growing speciality of Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM).
The competitive life-cycle of a female gymnast is brief and cruel. David Kruse, a former gymnast turned orthopedist who coordinates medical care for USA Gymnastics and serves as team physician to the men’s squad, said the goal for female gymnasts is to peak on an Olympic cycle, ideally at age 16 to 18.
Hoag Orthopedic Institute's Dr. David Kruse Named to USA Gymnastics Medical Task Force
Hoag Orthopedic Institute (HOI) is proud to announce that David Kruse, M.D., a sports medicine physician at HOI, has been named the athlete care coordinator for the USA Gymnastics Medical Task Force. In his new role, Dr. Kruse will join an elite group of medical professionals to provide leadership and oversight for USA Gymnastics' practices, procedures and protocols regarding athlete care.
USA Gymnastics Medical Task Force taps Dr. David Kruse for athletic care coordinator
Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute's David Kruse, MD, has been named the athlete care coordinator for the USA Gymnastics Medical Task Force.
Dr. Kruse is a four-time member of the USA Gymnastics Senior National Team and will act as the primary liaison between the medical task force and USA gymnastic staff. He also serves as the primary staff representative for the Men's Gymnastics National Team.
When I was in my 20s, I'd go to the gym, hop on a machine and start working out without thinking twice about my joints. Now, at 55, there are days when it seems a whole lot easier to skip my workout altogether than to deal with my achy knees. And, since you're reading this, I'm guessing you can relate to my frustration.
USA Gymnastics Solidifies Leadership For Program Medical Services
Dr. David Kruse has officially started a new position with USA Gymnastics
It’s a new position, facilitating the care for all USAG disciplines and national teams (men’s/women’s artistic, rhythmic, T&T, acro), organizing our national providers, and addressing medical policies for the gymnastics community.
Soccer and Head Trauma: Why the Sudden Influx? And What Should You Do
Concussions, sports, and young children seem to be a hot conversation these days. So hot, that it was one of the major topics that the American Academy of Pediatrics covered last year in their annual conference. Concussions are on the rise, but why? And, if your child gets one while on the field, what should you do? Breezy Mama turned to Dr. David Kruse, a sports medicine physician with Hoag Orthopedic Institute, for some answers.
How crossing your legs hurts your heart and other heart health risks
You eat well, you exercise, and you even get the right amount of sleep (most nights, anyway; no one's perfect). But chances are, you've got some other little habits that are costing you in the health department—without you even knowing. Check out these 10 hidden health risks, and simple ways to fix them.
At the 2013 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, in San Diego, Dr. Kruse lectured to the general assembly on Spondylolysis, a stress fracture of the lumbar spine. He provided updates on the latest techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. Follow this link to a pdf version of his lecture.
Dr. Kruse was interviewed for an article appearing in the February issue of Surfer Magazine, now available. The article discusses the increase in lower leg injuries in surfing. Dr. Kruse addresses the treatment and prevention of these injuries. Find the article, titled "Patient Zero", on page 64.
On Monday night November 5th, David Kruse MD of OSI and Rod Walters will be presenting a free symposium on concussions in athletes. NATA continuing education units will be available. The course will be from 7pm to 9pm at 230 S Main Street in the conference center. The goal of the symposium is to get all team medical providers (ATC, PT, MD) involved in the treatment and recognition of concussions.
Whicker: Dedicated doctors are teams' best defense
Concussions in high school football continue to gain exposure and awareness. The medical teams at Orthopaedic Specialty Institute and Hoag Orthopaedic Institute, including Dr. David Kruse, specialize in the care of sports concussion.
Dr. Kruse was interviewed for an article regarding the use of kinesiotape at the 2012 London Olympics.
During the last couple weeks of the Olympics, perhaps you’ve noticed the pink, green, purple or blue tape plastered over the legs, backs, arms and other body parts of athletes. It could be one of the most universal of Olympic accessories this year, making appearances in what seems to be almost every sport. It has been seen in diving, track, volleyball, Judo and even table tennis.