The Serious Injury Checklist
How can you know if your sports or exercise injury should get better in a few days or if it’s more serious and might need surgery? What signs suggest you should see a doctor or orthopedic surgeon right away? Get this free checklist to help you decide what your next step to recover quickly and safely could be. Get it now!
The Serious Injury Crash Course
This is NOT a traditional e-book. I wrote it in order to offer quick tips for a variety of sports- and exercise-related bone and joint injuries – shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, foot and more – to teach you when those injuries could be serious and what you should do about them using easy-to-understand language. Learn more!
That Doesn’t Have To Hurt!
In this free eBook, I share 5 tips that you can take – and your kids can take – to avoid injuries and perform your best! Get your copy now!
Our Future Youth: Making Sports Safer for the Next Generation of Athletes
While we want people of all ages to play sports, we must make them safer. In this eBook, I share my perspective on rule changes, equipment, injury prevention programs and much more that we can all adopt to make sports safer, from the professional level to youth sports to recreational sports for weekend warriors! Get your copy now!
The Healthy Athlete
The Healthy Athlete contains essential tips that you can take to avoid common sports and exercise injuries. Whether you do yoga, run, lift weights, or whether you play soccer, tennis, or some other competitive sport, this eBook can help you avoid those injuries that keep you from doing what you love to do. Get this eBook!
Tips for Aspiring Sports Medicine Professionals and 9 Steps to a Happier, More Fulfilling Career in Sports Medicine
This pair of eBooks is essential for any student who wants to pursue a career in sports medicine. Whether you want to be an orthopedic surgeon, primary-care sports medicine physician, athletic trainer, physical therapist, or work with athletes and active people in some other way, these eBooks offer tremendous insight on the process of getting into those schools and getting a job after school. I also share my advice for how to achieve your career ambitions and have a great life around your work! Learn more!
Sports Medicine Simplified: A Glossary of Sports Injuries, Treatments, Prevention, and Much More
Have you ever wondered what a syndesmosis injury is? Even if you know that it is often called a high ankle sprain, do you know what that description actually means, and why it is important for return to play? Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death among athletes, but what is it, and what are the symptoms? In Sports Medicine Simplified, I explain these terms – and many more – in short descriptions that you can understand.
Sports Medicine Simplified is a terrific resource for quick, easy-to-understand information on sports injuries, injury treatments, and medical terms. Get it now!
10 Steps To Achieve Social Media Success
For physicians and other healthcare professionals, this free eBook offers tips to communicate with the public online to share your message and grow your practice. These critical steps can keep you out of trouble and help you have the most impact in the least amount of time. Learn more!
10 Mistakes Active People Make After Suffering an Injury
In this video training workshop, I share common mistakes that can keep you in pain and out of your favorite sport or exercise. Avoid these mistakes so that you can stay healthy and perform your best! Learn More!
Tips For Choosing the Perfect Physical Therapist For You
Recovery from an injury or a surgery involves more than just giving your body time to rest. Working with a physical therapist can help you regain strength, motion and function to help you return to what you love to do quickly and safely. In this video training, I show you how you can find a physical therapist that is right for you and your injury as well as who and what to watch out for! Learn more!
Tips For Choosing the Perfect Orthopedic Surgeon For You
Deciding to see a doctor for your injury is a key step, but choosing the right one for you and your injury is just as important. In this video training, I share my thoughts on how you can find one who specializes in your type of injury, who communicates the information about the injury in ways you can understand, and who and what to watch out for. This program can take a lot of the stress out of seeing a doctor! Learn more!
The Sports and Exercise Injury Primer
Even if you have no medical knowledge, this sports medicine video boot camp can help you understand your injury or the injury your family member is suffering. Gain the knowledge you need to confidently return to sports, exercise, and work and be healthy and active for the rest of your life! Learn More!
That’s Gotta Hurt: The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Sports medicine has had a greater impact on the sports we watch and play than any technique or concept in coaching or training. Injuries among professional and college athletes have forced orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers to develop new surgeries, treatments, rehabilitation techniques, and prevention strategies. In response to these injuries, sports themselves have radically changed their rules, mandated new equipment, and adopted new procedures to protect their players. Parents now openly question the safety of these sports for their children and look for ways to prevent the injuries they see among the pros. The influence that sports medicine has had in effecting those changes and improving both the performance and the health of the athletes has been remarkable.
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), I explain how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike. That’s Gotta Hurt is an important book for all athletes, coaches, and sports fans.
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Your Injury Evaluation course
Does the thought of seeing a doctor for your injury scare you? Waiting too long to see a doctor can have some difficult consequences, but seeing a doctor who isn’t best for you or your injury can waste time and money and leave you confused. This comprehensive course helps you overcome the overwhelm of trying to decide if you should see a doctor, of finding a doctor or healthcare professional best suited for you and making the most of your visit, and of knowing what to expect and what questions to ask. Let me help you through the process of seeing a doctor or healthcare professional so that you can get back to what you love to do!
Knee Injuries Simplified
In this video training, you will learn exactly why you need to find out what your knee injury is. You get to see just how common knee injuries are in sports and exercise, and you will see how a doctor can figure out what injury you have suffered. You will learn about 10 of the most common knee injuries, their mechanism of injury, their signs and symptoms, initial treatments right after the injury occurs, non-surgical treatment options and surgical procedures to fix the damage. Understand what your knee injury could be, and find treatment options even if you have no medical knowledge and have looked everywhere for answers! Learn more!
Meniscus Injuries Simplified
Has your doctor told you that you have a meniscus tear? Now your mind is filled with anxiety and confusion. In this video training, learn exactly what a meniscus tear is, how one occurs, what the signs and symptoms are, the types of surgery and what they involve, and how likely arthritis is in the future. This training can give you all the information you need to understand your torn meniscus and make the decisions that are best for you, your knee, and your future!
ACL Injuries Simplified
You suffer a serious knee injury, and your doctor discovers it’s a torn ACL. What does that ACL injury mean for you? Learn about the injury, how it happens, what the common risk factors are, the signs and symptoms, the initial treatment and rehab, surgery options, and the nature of the rehab and recovery so you can return to sports. ACL injuries and surgeries are long, difficult challenges, but this training can help you understand your injury and make decisions that are best for you!
Recover From Surgery Like a Champion!
Does the thought of having surgery scare you? It can be overwhelming when you hear you need surgery. Do you need surgery right away, or can you wait a few weeks or even months? What should you do right before surgery? What can you expect in the hours and days after surgery? What will your surgeon do at your first office visit after surgery? What is the process of returning to sports, exercise, work and school? Relieve the anxiety and confusion from your upcoming surgery so you can return to what you love to do quickly and safely!
Learn more about the Recover From Surgery Like a Champion! programs:
Recover From Knee Surgery Like a Champion!
Recover From Foot and Ankle Surgery Like a Champion!
Recover From Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Like a Champion!
Questions and Answers
Ask Dr. Geier programs
I have answered thousands of questions from readers, listeners, and viewers all over the world since I created my website. It’s very likely you have a question that I have addressed before. Plus there are so many questions you might not have even thought to ask! In these Ask Dr. Geier programs, I share answers to hundreds of questions in both audio and video formats that I know can help you or your family member struggling with these injuries. Whatever your injury is, get helpful answers you need to get back in the game!
- ACL Injuries (including diagnosis, graft options, partial vs. complete tears, rehab, reinjury, recovery and return to sports)
- Elbow and Forearm Injuries (such as distal biceps tendon ruptures, tennis and golfer’s elbow, UCL/Tommy John surgery)
- Foot and Ankle Injuries (such as ankle sprains, peroneal tendon subluxation, hallux rigidus, Jones fractures, plantar fasciitis, Lisfranc injury, Achilles tendon ruptures, navicular fractures, Achilles tendinitis)
- Fractures and Stress Fractures (such as tibia fractures, ankle fractures, navicular stress fractures, tibial stress fractures, calcaneus stress fractures)
- Hip, Groin, Thigh, Pelvis and Back Injuries (such as hip arthritis, snapping hip, femoral neck stress fractures, hip flexor injuries, trochanteric bursitis, osteitis pubis, piriformis syndrome, herniated discs, sports hernias, hamstring injuries, hip replacements)
- Meniscus Tears (including diagnosis, surgery, meniscal repair, trimming out the tear, arthritis years after injury, reinjury, recovery, return to exercise)
- Overuse and Degenerative Knee Injuries (arthritis, plica syndrome, patellofemoral pain, patellar tendinitis, prepatellar bursitis, cartilage injuries, knee replacements)
- Overuse Muscle and Tendon Injuries (such as chronic exertional compartment syndrome, hamstring injuries, osteitis pubis, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome)
- Shoulder Injuries (rotator cuff tears, SLAP tears, clavicle fractures, AC joint injuries, pectoral injuries, sternoclavicular (SC) joint dislocations)
- Traumatic Knee Injuries (such as MCL injuries, PCL injuries, patellar dislocations, patellar tendon ruptures, patella fractures, quad tendon ruptures and knee dislocations)
- Wrist and Hand Injuries (such as scaphoid fractures, distal radius fractures, mallet fingers, boxer’s fractures)
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Sports Medicine Simplified: One-on-One
Talk to me one-on-one! Due to my very busy schedule, I can only chat directly with a few readers a month. If you need more information about your particular injury and options to treat it and recover quickly and safely that the content on my site or in my programs and other resources has not provided, you can sign up for a Sports Medicine Simplified: One-on-One call. Learn more!