• New Soft Tissue Therapy Coming To SSMI!

    At SSMI we pride ourselves with providing patients with the highest quality treament that ensures safety and effectiveness.  We are excited to announce the addition of Extracorporeal Softwave Therapy (ESWT) as a part of our practice.  So what is ESWT? This non-invasive procedure... Read more
  • Athletes: Can You Benefit From Training in Flagstaff?

    Does it help athletes to train in Flagstaff at a high-altitude?  The answer to this question is yes, but only if the training is done correctly.Athletic performance at low-altitudes can be greatly improved when one attains the physiological effects from adjusting to training at high-altitudes... Read more
  • Beat The Bulk With These Thanksgiving Tips!

     With Thanksgiving here to kick off the holiday season, we wanted to give some ideas how to enjoy the holidays without over indulging.  Food is a strong part of the holiday culture that brings us together to celebrate. It wouldn’t be realistic to say that you should avoid temptation... Read more
  • Tips on Injury Prevention and Walking your Dog

    At SSMI we love dogs as much as we love keeping you healthy and injury free!  Here's a short video with some of Dr. Carfagno's top tips to prevent injury while walking your dog.As a sports medicine clinic, we see the effects of repetitive stress placed on the musculoskeletal... Read more
  • What is your fluid and salt intake?

    The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Vegas was this past weekend, and with thousands of athletes taking part in the 10k and half marathon, dehydration was a common problem seen by Dr Carfagno and his medical team. As all athletes know, maintaining the balance between fluid hydration and salt... Read more
  • I’m sick. Can’t I just take an antibiotic?

    The holiday season has just begun, with tasty foods, festive music and cooler temperatures, welcome to peak cold and flu season! So, how do you know if you have a cold or the flu? And once you are sick, why can’t you just take an antibiotic to get better?A common cold or the flu?Rhinovirus,... Read more
  • Group Wellness: Diabetes - November 18

    Group Wellness at SSMIFriday, November 18From 9:00am to 10:00am Diabetes Our wellness group on diabetes will focus on:The Insulin-like Effects of ExerciseResistance Training TechniquesCardio ActivitiesHealthy Food ChoicesConcerns about your Diabetes *Some insurances pay for the sessions.... 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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