sports medicine

What is sports medicine? - Heiden Orthopedics

Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior or simply lead an active lifestyle, you will almost certainly suffer from an orthopedic injury at one point or another. A study in the Journal of Athletic Training found that while male athletes had a higher rate of acute injuries, female athletes see a higher rate of overuse […]

Dr. Mark Peterson - Sports Medicine Physician - Heiden Orthopedics

Living in the mountains in Utah – or anywhere else in the country that provides outdoor recreation and adventure – is a blessing. The chance to play outside year-round is what brings many people to Salt Lake, Park City and the surrounding area. While the benefits of this mountain lifestyle far outweigh the negatives, there […]

Climbing Foot Injuries – They’re More Common than You Might Think

When it comes to common climbing injuries, climbers suffer primarily from upper extremity injuries. In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine at the NIH, 90% of the 357 participants who climbed regularly reported sustaining an upper extremity injury. Per the study: “Fingers (41%) were the most commonly injured, followed by the […]

5 Trail Cycling Tips from Orthopedic Surgeon, Eric Heiden

Dr. Eric Heiden is a Salt Lake City and Park City based orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine. As a former USA pro-cycling champion, he enjoys staying active riding his bike on the road and trails. As Summer winds down, Dr. Heiden tries to hit the trails as much as possible. Here are his top […]

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