Knowledge Base

  • Can Probiotics Improve Athletic Performance?

  • Published on Sep 12 2018

    More than 100 trillion different microbes live in your gut. Gut microbiota (GM) is found mostly in the colon and consists of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa. It is known that GM break down fiber, produces vitamin K, and aids in pathogen recognition. However, gut microbiota’s influence on... Read More

  • New Video: DEXA Body Composition Timelapse

  • Published on Jan 22 2018

    Get this year started right by tracking you body composition with the GOLD STANDARD measurement using the DEXA Body Composition scan.  Call today to schedule your appointment!


    Here are some frequently asked questions about the scan:

    1. As a physician, what does the... Read More

  • Rock and Roll Marathon/Half Marathon/10k FREE RACE DAY VIP!!!

  • Published on Jan 08 2018

    Want to run the big Race this weekend? Dr Carfagno and Scottsdale Sports Medicine's Team in it's 8th year will be caring for the whole weekend's events on the course and the finish line.  We have many VIP passes to give away to our loyal clients and athletes.

    If you want a VIP pass and... Read More

  • SSMI Launching Personal Training: First Session Free!

  • Published on Dec 19 2017

    We are launching out personal training here at SSMI with the introductory offer of one free session with the purchase of another session.  Great for all first-time exercisers or those with medical conditions and need some physician supervision.  Over 45 years of personal training experience... Read More

  • Managing a Medical Emergency at 35,000 feet

  • Published on Dec 06 2017

    I posted a few days ago about my experience on the way back from Kauai.  I had received a bottle of wine from American Airlines but I’m so proud of this experience I wanted to tell the story.  More so, in that I received a very nice thank you email.  It’s an email like this that makes my year. ... Read More

  • Hip Flexor Series Part 2: Passive Stretching

  • Published on Dec 04 2017

    In part two of our hip flexor series, we will discuss some stretching techniques to help lengthen tight hip flexors.  A quick review of hip flexor anatomy will help understand how to make stretching more effective.  The... Read More