• VO2 Max in the Metabolic Lab

  • Whatever your Arena is, give it your all...

    Dr Carfagno's mantra in his medical practice is literally being in the Arena, arena of life.  Since fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, he stumbled upon the Arena Quote by Teddy Roosevelt which exemplifies living life to the fullest without hesitation and giving it your all, whether you win or... Read more
  • If you have low back pain, yoga might help!

    Recent research about the health benefits of yoga might encourage you to add it to your daily routine, especially if you have chronic low back pain. Yoga has long been used as a staple of natural health and wellness, and is now recognized for other potential health benefits. It has been proven that... Read more
  • How do I know if I just strained my calf or if it's something more serious?

    Case: A 37 year old female came into Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute for an injury that occurred over 12 weeks ago while she was surfing. The cord of the board wrapped around her lower leg and pulled on her calf. She immediately experienced severe pain that she described as sharp as well as... Read more
  • Wednesday Night Clinic Hours now open!!!

    Staring tonight, Scottsdale Sports Medicine has opened up its Wednesday evening clinic from 6 pm to 9 pm!! Accommodating patients and adding convenience for those who don't have to take off work or school.   Read more
  • Do you have foot and heel pain?

    Case: A 45 year old female complaining of right heel pain came into Scottsdale Sports Medicine last week. The pain began several months ago, and was primarily located on her right heel and radiated throughout the bottom of her foot. She described the pain as sharp, present within the first few... Read more
  • Fun Facts: Cardiovascular Physiology in Exercise

    Exercise PhysiologyDuring exercise there are a wide range of metabolic demands put on the body, especially with endurance activities.  Endurance exercises place demands on the heart and blood vessels to deliver oxygen, remove carbon dioxide, and dissipate heat from the muscles.  The... Read more

Welcome to Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute!


Comprehensive Medical Care for the Athlete.  From the elite physiology of a Professional athlete to the severe medically ill, Dr Carfagno 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 Primary Care.  

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 and orthopedic care, and metabolic programs to help you achieve and surpass your fitness goals.

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