• To Track or Not Track? Accuracy of Using Fitness Trackers

    Technology has added tremendous benefit to our understanding of exercise adaptation and has become widely available and heavily used to track fitness.  Wearable technology was named the top trend in fitness according to a survey published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s... Read more
  • Resting Metabolic Rate: Understanding Energy Expenditure

    Weight management is a multi-billion-dollar industry that brings has brought out a lot of fad diets, supplements, “secret tricks”, and conflicting do’s and don’ts. Trying to get down to the brass tacks on what works and what doesn’t can be a daunting task leaving... Read more
  • Backpacker's/ Purse Hip

    Lately, I've been seeing a considerable amount of lateral hip pain.  Specifically off the iliac crest, the edge of the hip on your side.  As seen on the video, there are a number of attachments of muscles onto the iliac crest which span from the large muscles like the latissimus dorsi... Read more
  • Group Wellness Update

    Group Wellness at SSMIFocus GroupsScottsdale Sports Medicine offers individualized focus groups on Monday evenings once a month.  During the group meetings, we will discuss specific medical conditions and focus on living healthier lifestyles geared toward your specific needs.  Healthy... Read more
  • Phoenix Magazine's 2017 Top Doc!

    Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Carfagno has been selected by his peers and colleagues as top sports medicine doctor as well as Internist in this month's Phoenix Magazine!  This makes the 8th year in a row that he has been voted for this honor and Sports... Read more
  • Open House at SSMI!!!

    Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute&Me by MichellePlease join us for ourOpen HouseThursday March 305:30-8:00 pm*Door Prizes and Raffles*Me By Michelle Specials25% OFF All Skin Care Products(Obagi, SkinBetter Science & Jan Marini)$9.50 per unit Botox, $8.50/Xeomin$399 for Restylane/$450... Read more
  • Flexibility 101: Improving Range of Motion

    You’ve probably heard the adage “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” This fundamental truth can absolutely be applied to flexibility.  Flexibility is a key component to a balanced training regimen but can often go unnoticed or even forgotten.  Most people might be... Read more

Welcome to Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute!


Comprehensive Medical Care for the Athlete.  From the elite physiology of a Professional athlete to the weekend warrior, Dr Carfagno, the Athlete's Internist, manages the spectrum of your health.  Created in a unique setting of Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine, along with a Metabolic Physiological Lab, SSMI redefines Sports Medicine.  

At Scottsdale Sports Medicine, it doesn’t matter if you’re a professional or a dedicated amateur--we believe every athlete deserves top of the line care. Dr. David Carfagno and his team are ready to help you take your health and fitness to the next level with a state of the art facility, cutting edge treatments and trusted techniques. We offer comprehensive care for the complete athlete, sports injury treatments including impact testing, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary testing, and orthopedic care, and metabolic programs to help you achieve and surpass your fitness goals.

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